Beginning January 21, 2023, the registration and authentication process for the EBiz POC (Electronic Business Point of Contact) will change, improving the user experience. The enhancement will improve account security with multi-factor authentication and eliminate the need for some EBiz POCs to have two accounts.Continue reading Improvements to EBiz account management
What to Expect During the Grants.gov Cloud Migration and Extended Downtime for September 2022
Grants.gov is being migrated to the cloud. To ensure a smooth and successful transition, an extended period of downtime has been scheduled for Grants.gov.
Although the transition is expected to be completely seamless to applicants, we have compiled the following Q&A to address the primary questions and concerns of applicants regarding the migration. Continue reading What to Expect During the Grants.gov Cloud Migration and Extended Downtime for September 2022
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.Continue reading HHS to Lead Efforts to Transform the Federal Grants Management Process and Systems
Release Preview: Unique Entity Identifier, Login.gov Integration & More
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.
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New on the Mobile App: Saved Search, Improved Filtering and Sorting & More
The official Grants.gov app offers the most convenient way for grant pros to manage their Grants.gov workflow when away from the desk.
App users can search for grants, create and manage saved searches, submit completed applications (this requires Grants.gov Submit privileges), and much more.
The latest mobile app update is now live for users with iOS and Android devices. Here’s what’s new within the app:
- Create, view and edit saved searches (login required)
- Filter searches by Opportunity Status, Funding Instrument Type, Eligibility, and Category (in addition to Agency, which was already available)
- Sort results by those Recently Posted, Closing Soon, and by Opportunity Number
- A new Explore screen showing an expanded list of available actions and features
Visit our App Store or Google Play pages to download and learn more about the app.
Grants.gov Workspace Wins Award for Innovative, Collaborative Enhancements
Grants.gov recently received a 2019 FedHealthIT Innovation award for the improvements it has made to the federal grant application process with Workspace.
Health industry news organization FedHealthIT (FedHealthInnovation & Technology) brought together a panel of judges from across the sector who made their award decisions “with a primary focus on innovation and results achieved.”
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Grants.gov Is Transforming & Here’s How You Can Help
Grants.gov is transforming into a system that will make registering, finding, and applying for grants a simpler and more human-centric experience, but we need your help!
During the month of June, our team will engage users for feedback on the transformation. If you are interested in having a hand in the external evaluation of our evolving system, please register for one of our in-person or virtual focus groups.
By making your voice heard today, you will help shape tomorrow’s Grants.gov! Once you sign up, you’ll receive further updates on this exciting experience.
Please feel free to contact us with questions at UAT@grants.gov.
Grants.gov’s Next Release Is Just Around the Corner – Here’s What To Expect
Upcoming system enhancements due on March 18 are focused on bringing more convenience to the Grants.gov applicant experience.
We have already highlighted changes to how grant forecasts will be displayed, making them easier to identify. There are also a handful of other updates coming with Release 17.0, including the use of a mobile number when resetting a forgotten password and the ability to view the system privileges associated with an account profile.
Continue reading Grants.gov’s Next Release Is Just Around the Corner – Here’s What To Expect
We’re Listening: Updates Coming Soon to Opportunity Forecast Listings on Grants.gov
In the coming weeks, in this space and on Twitter, we will be highlighting upcoming updates to Grants.gov and the Grants.gov Mobile App (iOS | Android).
Many of the upcoming enhancements – scheduled to arrive on March 18 – are being developed, in part, because of user feedback.
Continue reading We’re Listening: Updates Coming Soon to Opportunity Forecast Listings on Grants.gov
User Feedback: The Most Popular Features in a Grants.gov Workspace
If you’ve spent any time on Grants.gov, you have likely been prompted on the homepage to provide user feedback.
We know surveys like these take time to complete, but we appreciate when our users participate. This feedback helps us to continue bringing new features and other improvements to the Grants.gov system.
Since Workspace launched way back in 2015, our surveys have been asking users to name their favorite – or most helpful – Workspace features.
Continue reading User Feedback: The Most Popular Features in a Grants.gov Workspace