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Apply to CAP

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 may also wish to view the Is CAP a Good Fit for My Institution? webinar.

2. Apply

Applications for the 2018 CAP program will open November 1, 2017, and close February 1, 2018. To receive an email reminder when applications open in November, send a request to To preview an application download the CAP Sample Application.


If you have questions about the application process, please contact CAP staff at 202-750-3346 or


For clarification on terminology, please consult the CAP Glossary.
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.