After offering your initial cycle of a program, you will likely need to prepare for your next cycle (aka, the next offering of your grant opportunity). Follow the steps below to simply clone the previous cycle of that program to create your new cycle. Creating a new cycle will clone the details and settings of the Program Cycles editor, all page and question content, and any status mailers.
Note that once you create the first cycle in a program you can no longer create additional cycles for that program from scratch. You will always clone and modify previous cycles for any new cycle in that program.
You can also follow similar steps if you want to use an existing cycle to make a new program. This feature is excellent when you have two similar (or identical) applications for two (or more) different programs. You will have built your initial cycle in program 1. Locate the initial cycle from the Front End Manager > Program Cycles tab. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Create New Program”. The cycle editor will regenerate. Remove the entire cycle name and give it the name of the cycle as it should exist for Program 2. Scroll to the bottom and click Update to save. Navigate to the Programs tab and locate the new clone – this will have the name of Program 1 with the word COPY appended to it. Click on that name and change the entire program name to the name for Program 2. Follow steps 3, 4, and 5 above to complete your modifications and make the new program cycle available to your applicants.