Sometimes applicants have questions about the specific requirements for a funding opportunity. For example, they might seek a clarification about what should be included in a budget narrative. Or they may have trouble accessing the full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) electronically.
When questions like these arise, applicants should reach out to the Grantor Contact listed near the bottom of the Synopsis tab on the FOA (called the View Grant Opportunity page in Grants.gov).
Continue reading How to Find the Grantor Contact Information on a Funding Opportunity
Editor’s Note: This blog post was first published in 2017 and updated on August 18, 2020.
A Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is the document all federal agencies use to announce the availability of grant funds to the public.
Continue reading What Is a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)?
Every month, hundreds of federal funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) are published on Grants.gov. The programs represented range widely across categories like space science, healthcare, law enforcement, job training, human rights, climate change and much, much more.
In this post, we highlight ten of the most-viewed funding opportunity announcements from 2019. (Note: Some of these opportunities have already closed and are no longer accepting applications.)
These ten FOAs are reflective of the vast array of opportunities published on Grants.gov every week. If you’d like to keep up with the funding opportunity announcements posted on Grants.gov, you can create saved searches for each area of interest. You will be notified when an opportunity matching your interest is published.
Continue reading Federal Funding Spotlight – Ten of the Most Viewed FOAs of 2019
This week’s edition of Federal Funding Spotlight contains a curated list of open opportunities in the fields of science and technology, including opportunities from the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Department of Defense and the Department of Commerce.
Click here for a list of the latest funding opportunity announcements published on Grants.gov.
- National Science Foundation | Current Closing Date for Applications: December 6, 2019
- The Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program provides support to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions (MSI) through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research.
Continue reading Federal Funding Spotlight: Open Opportunities in Science and Technology
In this edition of Federal Funding Spotlight, we are highlighting recent Grants.gov tweets about open funding opportunities from the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and more.
Click the link below each tweet for a full list of the agency’s current open funding opportunities on Grants.gov.
Continue reading Federal Funding Spotlight: Twitter Edition
When preparing your federal grant application, you would do well to put yourself – and your team – in the shoes of the people who will be evaluating it. In this post, we will look specifically at grant opportunities that are evaluated (at least in part) with the aid of a peer review panel (Note: Not all are evaluated in this way).
What Is a Peer Review?
Continue reading Peer Review Panels and the Federal Grant Application Evaluations Process
Whether you are writing an email, blog post, or lengthy proposal, you need to consider the question, “Who is my audience?” In the grants world, your audience will usually be the agency awarding funds and the people reviewing your application.
The process of learning about a grant-making agency is closely related to evaluating mission alignment, so this next installment of the Grant Writing Basics series assumes that (1) your organization’s mission aligns with that of the grant-making agency and that (2) you are actively preparing to write a grant application.
Why Is It Important to Understand Your Audience?
Continue reading Grant Writing Basics: Understand the Funder before Writing
Thousands of you have read the What Is a Grant? blog series, but did you retain the information? We hope to make all the teachers out there proud with a friendly pop-quiz.
Instructions: Click the response you think is correct. Every response provides feedback. You may use the blog search for hints.
Continue reading Pop Quiz: Do You Really Know What a Grant Is?
As 2018 continues to zip by, let’s take a look back at the top 5 most read posts published this year on the Grants.gov Community Blog.
“The promise of “free money” to launch or grow a business is alluring. But, is there any truth to the idea?” – February 21, 2018
Continue reading Top 5 Blog Posts Halfway through 2018