Editor’s Note: This blog post was first published in 2019 and updated on June 9, 2020.
If you need to register an account with Grants.gov for the first time, you will find the process relatively straightforward. All the standard fields you would expect are there, such as Name, Email Address, Phone Number, Username and Password.
That said, there are a few tips you will want to keep in mind when you arrive at the Registration page.
1. You’ll need a strong password containing no dictionary words.
The password requirements for creating a Grants.gov user account are as follows (pay special attention to the last requirement, which we have italicized):
“Your password must contain at least eight characters including: at least one uppercase letter (A-Z); at least one lowercase letter (a-z); at least one number (0-9); and at least one special character (e.g. ! @ # $ % ^ & *). Your password must not contain dictionary words, names, or your Username.”
Continue reading 3 Tips for Registering as an Organization Applicant on Grants.gov
When 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.
Continue reading 5 Essential Grants.gov Resources for New Federal Grant Applicants
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.
Continue reading Video: An Introduction to UEI on the Grants.gov System
Editor’s Note: This blog post was first published in 2019 and updated on April 9, 2020.
If you work for, or consult with, multiple applicant organizations, you can create separate profiles for each organization – all under one account.
Each profile may be assigned different roles, depending on the nature of your work at each organization. And all profiles are accessible under a single Grants.gov account, eliminating the need to maintain separate system accounts.
Continue reading Online Help: Adding a New Profile to a Grants.gov Applicant Account
This blog post was updated on March 21, 2020, to note that Login.gov integration will be turned on in the coming weeks, following the release.
In mid-March, Grants.gov will roll out its Release 18.1 system enhancements. These enhancements include new integration with Login.gov, the ability to narrow searches via a new category called Opportunity Zone Benefits, and field label changes that will lay the foundation for the planned December rollout of the Unique Entity Identifier by the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).
With Release 18.1, applicants will be able to link a Login.gov account to their Grants.gov account. [Editor’s Note: Login.gov integration will be turned on in the coming weeks, following the release.]
The process for doing this will be simple: A user will click the Login.gov button (pictured here) and enter a Login.gov username and password on the next screen. The user will then be directed back to Grants.gov to log in with their Grants.gov username and password and complete the account linking process.
After linking the two accounts, users will be able to access Grants.gov using their Login.gov credentials, if they choose.
Continue reading Release Preview: Unique Entity Identifier, Login.gov Integration & More
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.
Here, we collect all of the user story posts we have published in the series.
Continue reading User Story Collection: How the Federal Grants Community Uses Grants.gov
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.
Continue reading How Grants.gov Is Preparing for SAM’s Rollout of the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)
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.)
Continue reading Grants.gov Mobile App Update: Enhanced Notification Options
The next Grants.gov release is just around the corner. Here’s what you can expect later this month when R18.0 goes live on November 18:
Continue reading Grants.gov System Release 18.0 Preview
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.
Continue reading Two Ways to Save Your Grants.gov Search Queries