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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How to Add a New Organization Profile on Grants.gov

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 they have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number and that their organization has registered with 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 DUNS Number, a SAM registration, and Grants.gov account to which you want to associate the new organization.

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5 Essential Grants.gov Resources for New Federal Grant Applicants

Grants.gov LogoWhen you apply for a federal grant on Grants.gov, help is always just a click away – no matter what screen you are on you can click a blue help icon which opens a new window with relevant articles. New applicants have several other help-related resources that they will want to bookmark for quick and easy access.

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Video: An Introduction to UEI on the Grants.gov System

You may have noticed that the field previously labeled DUNS within Grants.gov is now labeled UEI.

What is this change all about?

Recently, Grants.gov has published several blog posts about this topic.  You can view those by clicking: What is the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)? and How Grants.gov Is Preparing for SAM’s Rollout of the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI).

Here’s what’s happening

The General Services Administration (GSA), is in the process of changing the current ID numbers, previously called DUNS Numbers assigned through System for Award Management, to a new Unique Entity Identifier or UEI number.

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User Story Collection: How the Federal Grants Community Uses Grants.gov

Note: This blog post was originally published in 2018 and updated on February 7, 2020.

The characters in our User Story Blog Series may not have super-powers, but – thanks to the ways they use the Grants.gov system – they are able to save time and increase their efficiency.

Grants.gov User Story Series

Here, we collect all of the user story posts we have published in the series.

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