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1. Research

Before applying for the CAP program, first review the eligibility criteria, program process, costs, schedule, and FAQs to confirm the program is a good match for you at this time.

You can download and review a CAP Sample Application

You may also wish to watch a recording of our informational webinar, What is CAP? You'll hear from CAP program staff about the CAP process, program eligibility, and tips for applying.

2. Apply

Applications for the 2019 program closed February 1, 2019. If you'd like to be notified when the 2020 application cycle opens, please contact


CAP is administered by FAIC under a cooperative agreement with IMLS. Funding for the 2018 program year is subject to the availability of funds in the federal FY2018 budget.