Welcome to the North Dakota Council on the Arts' (NDCA) Online Grant Program (GO Smart)! Please read the following information and instructions carefully prior to creating your profile and applying for any NDCA grant program.

In order to apply to programs using the North Dakota Council on the Art’s CultureGrants Online grant system, you must have an e-mail address. If you do not have an e-mail address, establish a free account with Google, Yahoo! or Hotmail.

**Please note, all organizations must provide an FEIN/Tax ID number and a DUNS number. Please list the Congressional District as 1 (one).

To apply to the grant programs, you must create a profile in the online grant system. Your profile will allow you to apply to one or multiple grant programs each year. To create a profile, click "New User, Register Here." Complete the profile form. The username and password you entered will be the username and password you will use to access your NDCA grant applications each year. For help with starting, and completing an online application, please view the online application detailed instructions pdf file here.

There is a SAVE WORK button at the bottom of each application page. Each time you click on SAVE WORK the page will refresh and you will return to the top of the page. You MUST save your work before viewing the pdf file, advancing to the next section or returning to a previous section! Please remember to SAVE your work often! Do not go to your Internet browser's File drop down menu and select save. When you select save from the File menu, the Web page you are viewing will be saved as an HTML document and your work in the application database will not be saved. Click on the "Tech Tips" Icon located at the top of this page for further instructions.

The PREVIEW PDF button found at the bottom of each application section allows you to not only preview your work but also print your work. To preview the page and print, you must have Adobe Acrobat. To download this software at no cost, go to Adobe.com. The preview page will open a new window in your browser. The new window will have save and print tools on the top menu bar. Use these tools to print your application. If you return to the application and make changes, and then return to the preview page, make sure you hit the REFRESH or RELOAD button to update the application preview. Only information entered into the application will appear. Unanswered questions will be blank in the application preview.

Before submitting your grant application, make sure that you have fully reviewed the data. Make sure that there are no spelling or text errors and that all the information has been completed and entered. Make any corrections necessary in the online application and save your work. Click the SUBMIT APPLICATION button at the bottom of the application page. Your information will be sent directly to the North Dakota Council on the Arts.

NDCA will automatically receive your grant application once you click the submit button. You will receive an e-mail confirming that we have received it. At this point, you will no longer be able to change your application. Your application status will show as "Received" and you may not alter your application in any way. You will have access to print your application from a PDF file at any time. If you accidentally submitted your application, please call NDCA at 701-328-7590 for assistance.

You assigned yourself a username and password when you created a profile for NDCA. Use this username and password to access your grant applications. If you forget your username and password, click the "Forgot username and password" link from NDCA's home page.

**Need help with your program evaluations? Getting Started with Program Evaluation: A Guide for Arts Organizations is a valuable resource for any organization funded through a state or federal grant. This information will help you understand, and assist you in your program evaluations. This document was produced by, and is courtesy of, the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Questions? E-mail amschmid@nd.gov or call 701-328-7594.