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
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
Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of an occasional series that highlights popular content from the Grants.gov Online User Guide.
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
The latest update to the Grants.gov app added a mobile submit feature, making it super-easy for users with Submit privileges to submit completed applications while away from a computer.
This new Submit feature joins the app’s Search and Share & Subscribe features, and now there is a new series of brief training videos to walk users through each core action.
Continue reading 3 New Training Videos to Help Users Get More Out of the Grants.gov Mobile App
Sometimes the standard Grants.gov user roles – Expanded AOR, Standard AOR, and Workspace Manager – can be insufficiently rigid for applicant organizations.
Thus, an organization may want to create custom roles that can be assigned in place of the standard Grants.gov roles.
Continue reading Workspace Tips & Tricks: How to Create a Custom Role in Grants.gov
Even if you have applied for federal grants using Grants.gov Workspace, you might not be aware of all the features available to applicants.
Below are five things you might not know about Workspace, along with help articles that walk you through each action.
Continue reading 5 Things You Might Not Know About Workspace
If you are a subscriber to this blog, you likely know about Grants.gov’s online resources. These resources include training videos and the online user guide.
Sometimes, though, talking on the phone with a real, live human can be crucial – especially when a user is stumped by a specific step in the application process or just feels overwhelmed. To this end, Grants.gov has a Support Center that can be reached 24/7 (except on federal holidays) by phone (1-800-518-4726) or email.
Below are the five most common questions the support team has received about Grants.gov Workspace. Here we provide basic answers, tips, and links to specific videos and help articles that walk users through the answers. Continue reading Grants.gov Support Center’s Top Questions: Workspace Edition
The application deadline for Trish’s grant program has come and gone, so now she is ready to get those applications into the application review process. Trish would also like to add agency tracking numbers to give her applicants the opportunity to see the status of their application. (If you missed previous installments of Trish’s story, click here and here)
Retrieving the Submissions
Continue reading Grantor User Story: Retrieving Submissions & Assigning Agency Tracking Numbers
Get your popcorn ready, everyone. The recently refreshed Learning Workspace Video Series provides step-by-step instructions for organization applicants using Grants.gov workspace.
Continue reading Video Playlist: Watch the Latest Tutorials in the Learning Workspace Video Series
You are at a crossroads. Your workspace has been created. You have logged in and clicked over to the Forms tab. And now you face a decision point: Do you use webforms or PDF forms (or both)?
This decision – admittedly – is a bit more complicated than choosing between, say, two types of soda pop or fruit juice.
When applicants are set to begin work on application forms, they have to decide whether to fill out any given form in a web browser or in Adobe Reader/Acrobat. This training video – recently updated – explains the how-to of each approach to forms.
In this post, we lay out the reasoning and upsides for each option. If, by the end of this post, you still don’t know what to do, we have some good news for you, too.
Continue reading Diet Soda or Regular? Orange Juice or Apple? Webforms or PDFs?