Our grantmaking schedule includes multiple grant cycles a year. Dates are subject to change. Check this page periodically for the most up-to-date schedule.


Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. (CT) on:For emailed results by:
Feb. 9, 2023May 24, 2023
Apr. 6, 2023July 19, 2023
June 8, 2023Sept. 20, 2023
Aug. 3, 2023Nov. 15, 2023
Oct. 5, 2023Jan. 24, 2024
Nov. 30, 2023Mar. 20, 2024


While OBT accepts applications on a continuous basis, we regret that we cannot process applications that do not meet this schedule. Applications received after 5:00 p.m. (CT) on the deadlines noted above will be reviewed in the next appropriate grant cycle.

Because the demand for support from our program and portal support teams increases dramatically in the days leading up to application deadlines, requests for support submitted on deadline days may not be addressed in time for you to meet the deadline. Please plan accordingly.

Dates are subject to change. Check this page periodically for the most up-to-date schedule. Previous Otto Bremer Trust grant recipients should review our application information before submitting an application.

If you need technical assistance with the portal, send an email to


If your current grant term ends and your final report is due:You are eligible to apply by:For emailed results by:
Jan. 21 – Mar. 17, 2023Feb. 9, 2023May 24, 2023
Mar. 18 – May 19, 2023Apr. 6, 2023Jul. 19, 2023
May 20 – July 21, 2023June 8, 2023Sep. 20, 2023
July 22 – Sep. 22, 2023Aug. 3, 2023Nov. 15, 2023
Sep. 23 – Nov. 10, 2023Oct. 5, 2023Jan 24. 2024
Nov. 11, 2023 – Jan. 19, 2024Nov. 30, 2023Mar. 20, 2024

Waiting Period After a Turndown

When an application is turned down, the applicant must wait one year from the date they submitted it before applying again. In a few special circumstances, OBT will waive the one-year waiting period. In those cases, the applicant will receive notice of the waiver at the same time they receive their turndown notification.