As of February 21, 2022, users must sign in to Grants.gov with Login.gov credentials. With the recent changes to the Grants.gov login process, many users may have questions about creating and linking a Grants.gov account with Login.gov. This blog post aims to address the new steps required to create a Grants.gov account and link it with a Login.gov account.
Create a Grants.gov account
Step 1: If you do not have a Grants.gov Username and Password, you will have to register as a new user. At the Grants.gov login page, Click Register as New User to be taken to the Grants.gov Registration page.
Step 2: Fill in your contact information, including your name, email, phone number, and a Grants.gov Username and Password. Upon entering this information, click continue.
Step 3: To confirm your information, Grants.gov will send you a temporary code to the email address provided. Enter the code received into the Temporary Code field to confirm your account creation.
Step 4: After confirming your email, your Grants.gov account is successfully created. You will have an option to Add an Organization Applicant Profile, Add an Individual Applicant Profile, or skip adding a profile. Select the option that best fits your needs. Upon clicking continue, users will be sent back to the Grants.gov login page. For more information on adding profiles, see the Add Profile Online Help page.
Create a Login.gov account
If you are an applicant who has an existing Grants.gov account, or just created one, you will need to create a Login.gov account in order to sign in to Grants.gov.
Step 1: At the Grants.gov login page, click the Login.gov button. It is recommended that Applicants create a Login.gov account through the link on the Grants.gov login page, as it will simplify the account linking process.
Step 2: On the Login.gov login page, click Create an account. Creating an account with Login.gov will require an email address confirmation.
Step 3: Upon confirming your email address, create a password with Login.gov.
Step 4: Login.gov requires users to choose a method of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Login.gov provides multiple options for MFA, such as an Authentication Application, Text Message, and Backup Codes. For more information regarding each option of MFA, see Login.gov Authentication Options.
Select your desired method of MFA and submit the security code or external confirmation. Upon clicking submit, you will have successfully created an account with Login.gov.
If you are completing this process through the Grants.gov login, you will be redirected back to the Grants.gov login page, where you can proceed to the next step: link a Grants.gov account to a Login.gov account.
Link a Grants.gov account to a Login.gov account
If you are an applicant who has an existing Grants.gov and Login.gov account, you can proceed to link them.
Step 1: On the Grants.gov login page, click the Login.gov button.
Step 2: Log in to Login.gov using your Login.gov credentials. Upon successfully signing into Login.gov, you will be taken to the Grants.gov page, Link to Grants.gov Account.
▪Note: You will not be able to view the Link to Grants.gov Account page unless you log in to Login.gov via the Grants.gov website
Step 3: On the Link to Grants.gov Account page, please enter your Grants.gov Username and Password. Once you submit, your accounts will be linked.
Linking your Login.gov account to your Grants.gov account means you only need to maintain one set of credentials (Login.gov) moving forward. Login.gov is used by over 60 applications at 17 federal agencies and allows users to access multiple government websites, including Grants.gov, with a single username and password. Applicants are required to use their Login.gov credentials to access Grants.gov.