For those who did not make it to the Grants.gov webinar session at the NCURA Region V Conference on May 7, 2018, this post will catch you up!
Our team provided training and a demonstration of how to apply for federal grants using Grants.gov Workspace. Here’s a link to the Applicant Overview Training Presentation and training videos on the Grants.gov YouTube channel that provide a similar demonstration.
NCURA Conference attendees also had follow-up questions, which means some of you are probably wondering the same things. Here are several key questions we heard from you:
Continue reading Recap of Q&A at NCURA Conference
Have you ever wanted to ask other grant applicants for help or resources? The new Discussion Forum is a place for Grants.gov users to do just that. We asked the grant professionals on #GrantChat how they think the forum could be useful to users.
In what ways does the #grantchat community think the forum could be beneficial to federal grant applicants?
Continue reading Connecting In the Discussion Forum | #GrantChat Highlights Part 5
The Grants.gov Mobile App launched in the App Store and Google Play in April, so we asked for early feedback from the #grantchat community. Share any feedback you have in the comments section below.
Have you downloaded the Grants.gov Mobile App yet? If so, when do you like to hop on the app?
Continue reading Questions about the Grants.gov Mobile App | #GrantChat Highlights Part 4
We value your feedback and want to improve Grants.gov, so we currently have two website usability activities—card sorting and tree test—open for your input until this Friday, May 25, 2018. We asked the #GrantChat community for their feedback:
Continue reading Feedback to Improve Grants.gov | #GrantChat Highlights Part 3
As our blog name suggests, we are all about connecting and supporting the federal grants community. On May 1st, we had a great time during the weekly #GrantChat on Twitter. In the #GrantChat Highlights 5-part series, we will recap key questions and share your contributions to the community.
What is the “grants community”? What does it mean to you?
We refer to the grants community often, so it’s important to reflect on and define what we – and other members of the community – mean:
Continue reading The Grants Community | #GrantChat Highlights Part 1
The latest Grants.gov release simplified the process for creating a workspace and also introduced a mobile app to boot. But that’s not all!
Registered Grants.gov users can now contribute to and collaborate in the discussion forum. Just login to Grants.gov, then click the Discussion Forum link under the Connect tab.
Here’s what you will find in the forum:
Continue reading Grants.gov Has a New Resource for Applicants and Grantors – Discuss!
Tuesday, May 1st at noon EST, we will be guest hosts on #GrantChat on Twitter. Join the conversation with the grants community to meet peers, share resources, and learn about federal grants.
Here is a preview of the questions we will discuss, so bring your ideas, input, and follow-up questions to Twitter May 1st at noon!
Chat Questions Preview
Continue reading Join Us on #GrantChat May 1st—Preview of Questions
As we on the Grants.gov Community Blog team celebrate the holidays and look forward to what 2018 will bring, we are thankful for those of you who make up the grant community. Our ‘Workspace Wizard’ hats off to you for reading and sharing the information you find useful here.
We will return with new posts in the New Year, so (if you have not already) subscribe to the blog today to get an email when we publish the “2017 Year in Review: Federal Grant Highlights” in January. If you need your #FundingFriday fix the next two weeks, you can always go to the Search Grants tab or create funding opportunity subscriptions through the Connect tab.
Thank you, grants community, for the great response to the Grants.gov User Survey!
In August, we asked you for your honest opinions on a range of topics, and over 6,000 of you from the applicant and grantor communities shared your feedback.
- 33% of applicant responses came from nonprofit organizations
- 17% of applicant responses came from state and local governments
- Statistically significant response rates also came from 9 other groups, which are: academic institutions, individuals, small businesses, for-profit organizations, tribal organizations, public housing authorities, research institutions, faith-based organizations, and grantors
Continue reading Thank You for Your Feedback in the User Survey
For those who missed Grants.gov’s live webinars on applying with Workspace, here is the webinar recording, along with a summary of the common questions we heard from the grants community.
Common Questions and the Answers
Continue reading Workspace Webinar Video and Recap – What You Missed