Application Process Visual Aid: The Big Picture

I often find flow charts and diagrams to be incredibly helpful in understanding processes and procedures.  Sometimes text can be a little dizzying and having information displayed in a visual format can lead to a more clear understanding of the “big picture.”  In an attempt to give applicants a view of the entire application process on a single page I put together a diagram for your consideration.

The diagram includes two different parts.  One part is composed of steps that do not necessarily have an order and it is beneficial to consistently spend time reviewing the information provided.  The second part lays out the application process, as well as what happens after decisions are made, in chronological format.

The screen shot below will give you an idea of what the chart looks like.  To view a copy that you can save and print please click here.

I recommend that applicants print this document and place it somewhere easily within view at home.  It will serve as a reminder of the “big picture.”  By reviewing the document on a consistent basis and utilizing the hyperlinks that are provided you can help to ensure that you are doing all that you can to prepare the best application possible along with pursuing possible funding opportunities.