Note: This blog post was updated on January 3, 2020 to indicate that the latest Grants.gov mobile app update has been released.
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.
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.
- 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
In recent months, the Grants.gov mobile app’s install base has topped 200,000 users and has become an essential part of the federal grant pro’s toolbox.
We’re excited to announce that even more improvements to the app are just around the corner. These improvements will help bring the mobile app’s search functionality in line with that of the Grants.gov website, among other things.
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.
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.
The federal grant application process is anything but simple. From searching for funding opportunities to submitting carefully crafted applications, there are complexities at every turn.
To this end, Grants.gov is always looking for ways to make applicant tasks more convenient. The Grants.gov Mobile App (available for Android and iOS), with its latest update, is a perfect example of this focus.
With convenient new login and submit features coming to the mobile app, applicants can now do even more while they are away from their desk or laptop.
The Grants.gov mobile app, which launched in 2018, recently reached 100,000 installs by users of iOS and Android devices.
A growing number of grant pros are using the official Grants.gov app to keep abreast of federal grant announcements. The app makes it easy to find federal grant opportunities, add grant deadlines to your calendar, and subscribe to be notified when changes are made to a grant listing.
The Grants.gov app was nominated for FedScoop’s Innovation of the Year award in 2018, and early reviews from the user base have been positive.
The Grants.gov app launched in April 2018 to give you access to Grants.gov search and notification tools while on the go. With thousands of downloads and thoughtful feedback from our users, Grants.gov has released an update with more of the features you asked for.
First of all, thank you to everyone who has rated the app and provided feedback on both Google Play and Apple’s App Store. Your feedback has driven the Grants.gov team to make the following improvements:
Got a couple of minutes before your next meeting? Waiting in line for coffee?
Open the Grants.gov app & run a quick search for grants on the topic of your choice. You can even segment your search by funding provider.