National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Challenge: Delivering Mission Critical Voice Communications: Application Instructions

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Applying in Phase 2

These instructions are for applicants applying to Phase 1 of the challenge. Applicants selected to compete for Phase 2 will be provided additional instructions.

This page provides guidance on using the OJP Grants Management System to apply to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Challenge: Delivering Mission Critical Voice Communications: Application Instructions (view the challenge).

  1. Log into the Grants Management System: ​
  2. To apply online:
    • Go to https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov/
    • Log in using your existing account, or the account you just created.
    • On the left navigation menu, select "Funding Opportunities."
    • Search using "National Institute of Justice" as the Program Office, and select "National Institute of Justice" as the Program Office, and select "FY2013 National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Challenge: Delivering Mission Critical Voice Communications for Law Enforcement and Public Safety Responders in the COTS LTE Environment"
    • Select "Apply Online."
  3. Complete the online application. Note that GMS was designed to accept federal grant applications, not Challenges. We have provided guidance on navigating the system in the table below Guidance on Applying in the Grants Management System.
Guidance on Creating a Grants Management System User Account

Note: Unless specified, all fields are required. The Grants Management System does not validate any data against external information. The only internal check made is to ensure that the User ID is unique.
GMS FieldInstructionsNotes
Dunn and Bradstreet DUNS NumberOrganization:Enter your DUNS number.Nine-digit sequence that provides a unique identifier of single business entities while linking corporate family structures together.
Individual:Enter "012345678"
Employee ID Number (EIN)Organization:Use your EIN.An EIN (also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number) is used to identify a business entity.
Individual:Enter "01-2345678"
Organization UnitOrganization:Enter organization name.The primary organizational unit.
Individual:Enter full name.
Vendor AddressOrganization:Complete address.This information may be duplicated in other parts of this process but these are required fields for your application to be considered complete.
Individual:Use personal information.
Type of ApplicantAll applicants:Select from dropdown.
Contact InformationOrganization:Enter relevant organizational information.Name and contact information of the person to be contacted on matters involving the application.
Individual:Use personal information.
User IDAll applicants:Choose and enter an ID.ID that will be used to access GMS.
Secret QuestionAll applicants:Choose and enter a secret question.Used to create a temporary password if you forget yours.

 

Guidance on Applying in GMS

Note: Unless specified, all fields are required. The Grants Management System does not validate any data against external information. The only internal check made is to ensure that the User ID is unique.
GMS FieldInstructionsNotes
Type of submissionAll applicants:Select "application/non-construction."
Type of applicationAll applicants:Select "new application."
EO12372All applicants:Enter N/A.Identifies if the application is subject to the State intergovernmental review process.
Federal DelinquencyAll applicants:Provide relevant information.For organizations, this applies to the applicant organization, not the person who signs as the authorized representative.
EINOrganization:Enter relevant number.
Individual:Enter "01-23456789"
Type of applicantAll applicants:Select "New"
Organizational UnitAll applicants:Review previously entered information.The primary organizational unit.
Legal NameOrganization:Enter name registered with the Central Contract Registry.The legal name of applicant that will undertake the assistance activity.

This information may be duplicative of information requested in the "Contact Information" section, but these cannot be left blank.
Individual:Enter personal information.
Vendor AddressOrganization:Complete address of vendor organization.
Individual:Enter personal information.
Contact InformationOrganization:Name and contact information of the person to be contacted on matters involving the application.
Individual:Enter same information as entered for the Vendor above.
Descriptive Title of Applicant's ProjectAll applicants:Enter a brief descriptive title of the project.
Areas Affected by ProjectAll applicants:Enter "Law Enforcement Community."List of political entities affected (e.g. State, County, City, etc)
Proposed Project Start DateAll applicants:Enter the date you complete and submit the application.
Proposed Project End DateAll applicants:Enter "February 14, 2014."
Congressional Districts of projectAll applicants:Enter District(s) affected by the program or project.You can find your Congressional District by submitting your ZIP Code to House.gov:
Estimated FundingAll applicants:Enter $5,000 under "Federal."Leave all other fields blank.
Budget and Program AttachmentsAll applicants:Attach your project narrative and other documents you want to include as part of your application. You may or may not include budgetary information. Submitting budget information will not increase or decrease your chances of selection.
AssurancesAll applicants:GMS will prompt you to accept the following as part of the application process: - Certifications Regarding Lobbying.
- Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters.
- Drug-Free Workplace requirements.
The Assurances were formulated for standard grant applications and may not be applicable to "Challenge" applications. However, you must accept the Assurances in order to complete the application process in GMS.
Authorized Signing OfficialOrganization:Enter relevant information.The contact information for the authorized representative of the applicant organization (i.e., the individual designated to accept the Challenge prize if the project is selected). This individual may be the same as identified in the "Contact Information" section, but this field cannot be left blank. If the applicant is a minor, enter information for the parent or legal guardian.
Individual:Enter personal information.
Submitting your applicationAll applicants:Be sure to hit "Submit."GMS will show green lights for each complete section. All sections must be complete before you can submit your application.
Date Created: October 1, 2013