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
When you apply for a federal grant within Grants.gov, help is always just a click away – no matter what screen you are on. Clicking on a blue help icon opens a new window with a relevant help article.
It’s also easy to navigate to other related help articles via the table of contents or the keyword search field.
Below, we have collected some of the most-read help articles relating to key applicant tasks, like assigning roles, adding an account profile, and managing an application.
If you work for or consult with multiple organizations, you may log in to your single Grants.gov account to access multiple profiles. Each profile may have different roles based on which roles have been assigned to you by the organization. Additionally, users can maintain an individual applicant profile. Learn more >
Continue reading 8 Essential Help Articles for Applicants Using Grants.gov Workspace
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.
Did you know the Grants.gov mobile app (Android | iOS) streamlines some time-consuming applicant tasks and makes it feasible to accomplish these tasks on the go?
Let’s say you want to review a funding opportunity package’s required forms, and then share a read-only PDF of one form with a colleague who will be tasked with filling in all required fields and attaching additional documentation.
Here’s how to do it in about two minutes:
1️⃣ Tap the Package link on the funding opportunity announcement.
Continue reading Pro Tip for Mobile App Users: How to Quickly View and Share a Package PDF Form
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.”
Continue reading Grants.gov Workspace Wins Award for Innovative, Collaborative Enhancements