How can someone find out what was wrong on a grant application that was not funded?

Q: How can someone find out what was wrong on a grant application that was not funded?

A:
With all the hard work it takes to prepare an EWDJT proposal, both funded and unfunded grantees deserve a conference. Meet with the EPA regional coordinator as soon as possible to review the reader notes and comments, obtain the ranking in relation to other proposals, and request suggestions for improvement. Post-award conferences can be a constructive step in getting to know the regional coordinator. This applies for funded programs as well as unfunded programs.