Grant Application Assistance


 How to Prepare for Grant Application

The Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham offers grant application assistance to its member governments. In order to be prepared for assistance requests, member governments are asked to provide the following with their initial assistance request:

  • Scope of Work for the Project

  • Project Sources and Uses of Funding

  • Primary Point of Contact from Member Government for Project with All Contact Information

  • DUNS and CCR Numbers*

  • Tax Identification Number

Additional information may be requested upon review of the needs of the funding application(s).

Requests for assistance can be sent to Jesslan Wilson

*Information on DUNS and CCR numbers can be found at here

If you plan on applying for grants, register for today! provides information on over 1,000 grants and more than $500 billion in funding. This web site provides applicants and providers with a medium for transferring information through detailed grant postings and provision of electronic application submission. Additionally, registration for requires registration with Central Contractor Registration (CCR), providing an avenue for transfer of funds post-award. Registration can be lengthy, so it is important to have registered well before you turn in your grant application.

Some of the things you will need to register are:

  • Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number

  • Legal Business Name/Doing Business As

  • Tax Identification Number

  • Address Information

  • Business Start Date

  • Fiscal Year End Date

  • Average # of Employees

  • Average Annual Income

  • Bank Account Information

  • Accounts Receivable Contact Information

  • Primary Point of Contact Information