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PCA Electronic Single Application (ESA)

About ESA

The PCA is making its grants programs more accessible to you through the Electronic Single Application (ESA), a web-based system for use by PCA applicants. Once you register, the system takes you through the application process for the grant program of your choice and allows you to submit all components online.
With the exception of FY2018-19 final reports, all applications to the PCA, grant award agreements (GAA) and final reports should be submitted through ESA.

The ESA Site

Access the ESA site here.

Preparing to Use ESA

  • Before preparing an application, thoroughly review the program guidelines, including the eligibility requirements. The guidelines outline eligibility, program objectives and evaluation criteria.
  • Check your browser compatibility. The ESA works with Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. It is recommended that you use the latest version of these browsers.
  • Be prepared to complete and submit your application, in its entirety, by the program deadline.

Help with ESA

If you need help accessing or are experiencing issues within ESA, please contact the Customer Service Center:
1-800-379-7448 or

If you have questions about PCA grant programs, including details pertaining to application narratives, contact your program director.