What? After you spend so much time pouring your heart out on a grant proposal you are expected to mail it regular mail? Yes! Look at it from a funder’s prospective. If you mail it expedited or certified mail they will think your organization has money to spare. And, if you’re sending it in overnight mail, you waited until the last minute. That’s a big “no-no” in the grant world. Submit your application, regular mail, at least 2 weeks early.