Veterans Upward Bound Program

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Last competition: FY 2012
Application available: July 10, 2012
Deadline for transmittal of applications: August 9, 2012

IMPORTANT NOTE: CCR-SAM Program Specific Posting: Waiver of the Electronic Submission of FY 2012 VUB Grant Applications

Federal Register Notice

Current Application

All applicants are required to submit an application online through is a single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by federal and other grant-making agencies.

It is strongly recommended that potential applicants familiarize themselves with the Web site and complete the required registration well before the closing date. You can begin the registration process before the application is published on or while you are filling out the application. However, registration must be completed before you can submit your completed package. Please note that the registration process for organizations may take three to five days to complete. The site offers users extensive customer support options and resources for applicants.

Application packages in consist of two downloadable files: application instructions and the application package. To view the package, including required forms, the free Adobe Reader or compatible Acrobat Professional software must be installed on your computer.

Accessing the Application Package

  1. Start at the home page:
  2. Go to the Apply for Grants page:
  3. Click on Step 1: Download a Grant Application Package:
  4. Enter the CFDA number for the program(s): (84.047) and click "Download Package."
    Note that alpha suffixes to the CFDA number cannot be included in the search criteria. If there is more than one program sharing the numeric CFDA you will be able to select specific programs under that number using the program title after the numeric CFDA search.
  5. Click "Download" to access the application package and instructions.

Applicants who are unable to submit an application through the system may submit a written request for a waiver of the electronic submission requirement. Requests for waivers are due at least two weeks before the application deadline date. See the Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for additional details on requesting a waiver.

Page limits and acceptable fonts for grant applications. Please refer to the Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for page limits and font types an applicant may use when submitting grant applications for this competition.

Tips for submitting applications electronically through

  • Begin the registration process as soon as possible. Register early: preferably at least five days before the deadline.
  • Download and review the application instructions from
  • Complete the application package according to the application instructions.
  • Review and verify all program assurances and certifications.
  • Verify on that registration is complete and that your Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) status is approved if you are the submitter.
  • Submit your application early, ensuring sufficient time for the validation process.
  • Verify your submission through the Web site.

Tips and Assistance

FY 2012 Pre-Application Technical Assistance Workshops and Webinars

To assist applicants in preparation for the 2012 Veterans Upward Bound competition, the Student Service Area offers on-site and webinar pre-application workshops.

July 19, 2012 -- Refresher Webinar
The times for the webinar and the links for registering are:

January and February 2012 On-site Workshop and Webinar
An on-site workshop was held on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama. The webinar pre-application workshops were conducted on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 and Thursday, February 2, 2012. The Web site for workshop registration was These on-site pre-application workshops and webinar focused specifically on the Veterans Upward Bound. The sessions provided program legislation and regulations, selection criteria, and other application information regarding the 2012 Veterans Upward Bound competition. Please note that the closing date to submit applications for the FY 2012 grant competition is August 9, 2012.

Application Contact

Kenneth Foushee
U.S. Department of Education
1990 K Street, N.W., Room 7038
Mail Stop OPE-K-7-7063
Washington, DC 20006
Telephone: (202) 219-7072

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.



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