Federal grant applicants who are registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) are assigned a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) that will phase out the nine-character Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number in April 2022.Continue reading How to Find an Applicant’s UEI Within Grants.gov
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
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
Grants.gov is always looking for ways to improve our users’ experience. We recently added an option for users who would like to sign in to Grants.gov with their Login.gov username and password.
Login.gov is used by over 60 applications at 17 federal agencies and allows users to access multiple government websites, including Grants.gov, with a single username and password.Continue reading New: Sign in to Grants.gov with Your Login.gov Credentials
Grants.gov user registration is quick, easy, and free of charge. However, applicant users who are adding a new organization profile to their Grants.gov account must first ensure that they have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number and that their organization has registered with the System for Award Management (SAM).
What follows is a quick guide to making sure that you have everything you need to add a new organization profile to Grants.gov: a DUNS Number, a SAM registration, and Grants.gov account to which you want to associate the new organization.Continue reading How to Add a New Organization Profile on Grants.gov
This blog post was first published in 2017 and updated on April 1, 2020.
Grants.gov regularly receives a significant amount of queries from users hoping to apply for personal financial assistance from the federal government. These individuals might be looking for home repair grants or forms of disability assistance.
Others are unfortunately driven to Grants.gov by scam artists posing as agents of Grants.gov (or some made-up variant) who promise “free government grants” in exchange for monthly fees or gift cards.
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.
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.
Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (HBCU-RISE)
- 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.
Grants.gov recently received a 2019 FedHealthIT Innovation award for the improvements it has made to the federal grant application process with Workspace.
Health industry news organization FedHealthIT (FedHealthInnovation & Technology) brought together a panel of judges from across the sector who made their award decisions “with a primary focus on innovation and results achieved.”
If you have spent a year or more in the federal grants world – whether as an applicant or as a federal employee – you may have noted the wide range of federal grant systems that are used across the government.
It is lesser known among grant pros that Grants.gov has created a range of web services – often called application programming interfaces (or APIs) outside the grant world – that system administrators can use to link their grant systems to Grants.gov.
An example of this from everyday life is a blogging platform that gives users the option to publish a blog post via a third-party email client (by sending an email to a specific address).
Similarly, Grants.gov can integrate with other grant systems to streamline workflows for both applicants and grantors. Grants.gov refers to this type of integration as System-to-System (S2S).