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Frequently Asked Questions

 


 

Grant Process

  • Where can I find information about the Funding Process?
    Information on the PCA's Funding Process can be found on our website here.
     

  • Where can I find information about the Advisory Panel Process?
    Information on the PCA's Funding Process can be found on our website here.
     

  • When will we receive our check?
    Requests for checks are initiated by the PCA upon approval of the fully executed Award Agreement. Awards are subject to review by several state agencies. It can take two to four months for the checks to be issued after the PCA approves the Award Agreement. Often PCA funds will not arrive by the start date of the project or funding year.
     

  • What types of funding are available for an organization?
    You can find more information regarding funding opportunities for organizations on our website here.
     

  • What types of funding are available for an individual?
    You can find more information regarding funding opportunities for organizations on our website here.
     

  • Where can I find out when the deadline to apply is?
    The deadline calendar shows the deadlines for all PCA and PPA grants.

 

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eGRANT

If you have eGrant questions, please contact Seth Poppy, 717-787-1520, spoppy@pa.gov.

 

  • Can more than one person work on an eGrant at a time?
    Yes, the eGRANT system allows multiple simultaneous users. All users for a given organization will use the same login and password. Note: If two users try to save data on the same page at the same time, it will result in a save error and lost data. It is recommended that staff work on different sections of an eGRANT (instead of the same section at the same time) to avoid such collisions.
     
  • Do I have to send hardcopies to the PCA if I've submitted my eGRANT electronically?
    Yes, you must mail a packet of multiple collated hardcopies to the PCA as instructed. EGRANT submission saves the data for you to access and view at a later date. However, the PCA must also have hardcopies in order to process your application or award agreement. Each copy of the forms must contain original signatures in blue ink. Each set of hardcopies must be collated and paperclipped. Please do not staple.
     
  • How do I navigate through my eGRANT?
    Each eGRANT (application, grant award agreement, or final report) has a series of pages for the entry of data. These sections are labeled (i.e. "General Info," "Income", etc.)and can be completed in succession by clicking on the "Save and Proceed" button at the bottom of each page.
    Or, you may navigate using the navigation bar at the top of each eGRANT. This bar appears in purple and contains headings and icons for each section of the eGRANT. You may jump to any section of the eGRANT at anytime. When you navigate by this method, you will see a pop-up box with a warning message. It is a reminder that navigation by this method could result in lost data if you've made changes since the last time you clicked the "Save and Proceed" button.
  • How do I print my eGRANT?
    Towards the end of every eGRANT, there is a section/page titled, "Summary." The Summary page contains a list of forms required for printing and mailing to the PCA. The list describes each form and gives the number of copies required. next to each list item is a grey-colored button labeled "Go." Click on the "Go" button next to the page you wish to print. A new browser window will open with the selected form in PDF format. The data you have entered in eGRANT will fill this form. Print the PDF.
    Note: The PDF forms are the only print-outs acceptable for submission to the PCA. Do not print the eGRANT webpages, those pages where you've typed data.
  • How can I open my eGRANT after submission?
    After you submit an eGRANT electronically, you will not be able to make any more changes or corrections. A submitted eGRANT can still be viewed; however the only page made available will be the "Summary" page. You may click on the "Go" buttons of the summary page to view or print the forms in PDF format.
  • I submitted my eGRANT by accident. What do I do?
    If you've pre-maturely submitted your eGRANT and still need to make corrections, contact the PCA. We can change the status of your eGRANT and re-open it for edits.

 

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