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 can download and review a pdf 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 are available via the Begin or Continue and Application button on this page from November 1 through February 1. 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.