This information note is an update of the alert prepared by ICASO in 2015 to provide advice to civil society and community groups on how to engage in grant-making activities once a funding request has been developed. Following the submission of a funding request to the Global Fund, there continues to be a critical role for communities and civil society to play. This information note describes the steps involved in moving from a funding request to a signed grant. It recommends entry points, resources, and technical assistance available to support communities and civil society during this phase. This information will be of interest to community and civil society representatives on Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs) as well as disease-specific non-governmental organizations (NGOs), vulnerable and key population networks, gender and human right activists, and other groups that participated in the funding request development process.