Last Year’s Most-Read Blog Posts: OMB Training, Peer Review Panels & More

Here at the Community Blog, we strive to highlight and produce federal grants-related resources that will remain useful long into the future.

If you missed any of these popular posts from the blog in 2018, now is your chance to get up to speed for the new year. Community Blog Banner


5 Popular Posts from 2018

OMB Publishes Free Online Grants Management Training

“The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) initially developed its Grants 101 Training for federal government employees, but now these eLearning modules are available as a resource for you.”  Read More >


What is a CFDA Number?

“The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA), an E-Gov initiative managed by the General Services Administration (GSA), is a list of all federal financial assistance and nonfinancial assistance programs available to a variety of applicants. The CFDA, now called Assistance Listings on, helps users find general information about the assistance, identify program objectives, eligibility requirements, and links to current opportunities on related to a particular assistance listing.”  Read more >


Video: Can I Get a Federal Grant for My Small Business?

“We often hear from entrepreneurs and small business owners who are seeking federal grants to support their activities. The promise of “free money” to launch or grow a business is alluring. But, is there any truth to the idea? In the following video, we address this question and provide additional tips for entrepreneurs and small business owners looking for government funding.”  Read More >


What Is a Contract? 5 Differences between Grants and Contracts

“The terms “grant” and “contract” are used across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors both domestically and internationally to carry out business. For our purposes, we are focused on the use of these terms when the U.S. Federal government is one of the parties involved.”  Read More >


Peer Review Panels and the Federal Grant Application Evaluations Process

“A peer review panel is a group of subject matter experts, often from outside of the federal government, who evaluate grant applications using a set of criteria. Such panels provide their evaluations to the federal grant-making agency staff. Peer reviews occur during the pre-award phase of the grants lifecycle.”  Read More >