How to Add a New Organization Profile on Grants.gov [Updated]

Note: This blog post was originally published on September 30th, 2020 and updated on June 3, 2022.

Grants.gov user registration is quick, easy, and free of charge.  However, applicant users who are adding a new organization profile to their Grants.gov account must first ensure that the organization is fully registered on the System for Award Management (SAM).

What follows is a quick guide to making sure that you have everything you need to add a new organization profile to Grants.gov: a UEI, a SAM registration, and a Grants.gov account to which you want to associate the new organization.

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How to Find an Applicant’s UEI Within Grants.gov

Note: This blog post was originally published September 14th, 2021 and updated on March 10th, 2022

Federal grant applicants who are registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) are assigned a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) that will phase out the nine-character Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number on April 4, 2022.

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How to Find the Grantor Contact Information on a Funding Opportunity

Sometimes applicants have questions about the specific requirements for a funding opportunity. For example, they might seek a clarification about what should be included in a budget narrative. Or they may have trouble accessing the full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) electronically.

When questions like these arise, applicants should reach out to the Grantor Contact listed near the bottom of the Synopsis tab on the FOA (called the View Grant Opportunity page in Grants.gov).

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How to Determine Eligibility for Federal Funding Opportunities

Determining your eligibility for federal grants is an important first step in the federal grant application process.

Funding opportunity eligibility requirements are defined by legislation and federal agency policies. To receive a grant, you must meet an opportunity’s eligibility requirements.

Here are some tips for finding federal funding opportunities for which you may be eligible:

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Taking Advantage of Grants.gov’s Team-Focused Workspace Features

Grants.gov Workspace allows applicant teams to easily collaborate on federal funding opportunity applications and get their submissions across the finish line.

Since many applicant teams find themselves working remotely these days, we want to highlight Workspace features that, along with the Grants.gov Mobile App, can assist applicant teams and help to streamline collaboration.

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HHS to Lead Efforts to Transform the Federal Grants Management Process and Systems

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) officially designated Grants.gov’s managing agency, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as a Quality Service Management Office (QSMO) for Grants Management.

With this designation, HHS will lead efforts to transform the federal grants management process end-to-end, including the four Grants Management Service Areas: Pre-Award, Award, Post-Award, and Closeout.

Other Quality Service Management Offices designated by OMB cover Cybersecurity Services, Core Financial Management, Compensation Management, Work Schedule and Leave Management Services.

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Deadline Extended for Government Transition to Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)

The General Services Administration recently extended the deadline for completing the government transition from the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number to the New Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) to April 2022.

“By April of 2022, the federal government will stop using the DUNS number to uniquely identify entities registered in the System for Award Management (SAM),” reads the GSA Unique Entity Identifier Update page. “At that point, entities doing business with the federal government will use a unique entity identifier (UEI) created in SAM.gov.”

In the meantime, Grants.gov will continue preparing the system to accept the new applicant UEIs when they become available.

To stay up to date on the latest UEI news from GSA and to determine how you can prepare, please visit gsa.gov/entityid.