First-time applicants can understandably feel daunted by the task of applying for a federal funding opportunity on Grants.gov. Here, we explain, at a high level, the key steps in the application process, providing a roadmap that will help applicants feel more confident about the journey ahead.Continue reading How to Apply for a Federal Funding Opportunity on Grants.gov
New to the App?
The official Grants.gov app offers a convenient way for applicants to manage their Grants.gov applications and find new funding opportunities while on the go. Here is an overview of what users can do with the Grants.gov Mobile App:Continue reading The Grants.gov Mobile App Is Now Even Better
The latest update to the Grants.gov mobile app adds a walkthrough resource designed to help users get more out of the app.
You can find the App Walkthrough near the bottom of the Explore screen.
For example, if you’ve downloaded the app to your iOS or Android device, you probably know that you can use the app to search for federal grants. But did you know that you can also save any search query so that you will be notified when future opportunities are published that match your query?
You can also edit any saved search query – either within the app, or on your desktop, once you have logged into your Grants.gov account.
The app walkthrough also shows app users how to filter search results and customize the types of notifications received from the app.
Note: This blog post was updated on January 3, 2020 to indicate that the latest Grants.gov mobile app update has been released.
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.