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Grant and Education Support Program (ESP) Application Deadlines

Application deadlines for both new grant and ESP applications are the same. These deadlines, November 1; February 1; May 1; and August 1, correspond with the federal fiscal year quarters. The SJI Board meets on a federal fiscal year quarterly basis to make funding decisions because SJI is 100 percent federally funded. This structure allows SJI to start awarding new grants once its budget is provided by Congress each fiscal year, and award the grant funding across four fiscal quarters.

While ESP applications are considered on a “first come – first served” basis, the Board still has to consider them on a quarterly basis as outlined above. SJI strongly encourages potential ESP applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible after the start of the federal fiscal year (October 1). Demand for ESP funding is extremely high.

The following tables provide more detailed information on when to submit applications:

New Grant Applications

Calendar QTR for Submission Due Date Federal Fiscal Year QTR
4 Oct-Dec 1-Nov 1
1 Jan-Mar 1-Feb 2
2 Apr-Jun 1-May 3
3 Jul-Sep 1-Aug 4

New Education Support Program (ESP) Applications

Calendar QTR for Submission Due Date Federal Fiscal Year QTR For Fiscal Year QTR
4 Oct-Dec 1-Nov 1 1-Jan
1 Jan-Mar 1-Feb 2 1-Apr
2 Apr-Jun 1-May 3 1-Jul
3 Jul-Sep 1-Aug 4 1-Oct