I have heard that many federal agencies conduct applicant webinars once they release a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Should I participate in these webinars?

Federal agencies use applicant webinars to walk potential applicants through a solicitation. These webinars are optional but a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of each grant program. If a grant program is new to you, it is a great idea to participate in the applicant webinar or, at a minimum, listen to recorded version.  If you are interested in any of last year’s applicant webinars, links to the recordings can be found below.

Bureau of Justice Assistance’s FY 2020 Applicant Webinars

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention FY 2020 Applicant Webinars

Reducing Risk for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System Solicitation

Opioid Affected Youth Initiative Solicitation

Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Solicitation

Juvenile Justice System Enhancements Solicitation

Family Drug Court Solicitation

Office for Victims of Crime FY 2020 Applicant Webinars

Improving Outcomes for Child and Youth Victims of Human Trafficking

Enhancing Services for Older Victims of Abuse and Financial Exploitation

Enhancing Community Responses to America’s Addiction Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims