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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How Grants.gov Is Preparing for SAM’s Rollout of the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)

May 7, 2020 Update: U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has relaxed the December 2020 deadline to replace the D-U-N-S® number with the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). Grants.gov’s planned UEI-related system enhancements are dependent on GSA’s schedule. Please visit our UEI Forms and Maintenance Calendar pages for the latest information on UEI integration with Grants.gov.


Last July, we wrote about SAM.gov’s planned introduction of the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI), which is currently scheduled to replace the DUNS Number around the end of 2020. You can get the most up-to-date information about the UEI rollout on the GSA’s Unique Entity Identifier Update page.

In this post, we begin preparing Grants.gov applicants for what the UEI rollout will look like within the Grants.gov system – particularly, what users will see when working on an application or taking other actions within Workspace.

Fields formerly labeled “DUNS” within Grants.gov will now be labeled “UEI” starting in March 2020

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Grants.gov Mobile App Update: Enhanced Notification Options

Note: This blog post was updated on January 3, 2020 to indicate that the latest Grants.gov mobile app update has been released.

The new Grants.gov Mobile App Update, now available, brings several improvements to notification management. (Don’t have the app? Download it today on Google Play or Apple’s App Store.)

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Two Ways to Save Your Grants.gov Search Queries

Grants.gov users now have two ways to create saved searches and receive notifications about relevant, new opportunity announcements, whether they are sitting behind a desk or they are out and about with only a phone.

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