It’s June and I just received an email from a Federal funder that I applied to this year asking me to modify my budget. I have not had any other communication about my grant application. Is this a sign that I might get funded?

Federal funders are typically completing their review of applications between April and August.  As part of the review process, a Federal agency may identify an error in your budget or something about your budget that needs to be modified.  Funders do not have the resources to request adjustments to applications that are not under strong consideration for being funded so it is a positive sign if you are asked to make an adjustment to your application.  However, you’ll have to wait until awards are announced to be certain you will be funded.