Has a New Resource for Applicants and Grantors – Discuss!

The latest release simplified the process for creating a workspace and also introduced a mobile app to boot. But that’s not all!

Registered users can now contribute to and collaborate in the discussion forum. Just login to, then click the Discussion Forum link under the Connect tab. Discussion Forum banner

Here’s what you will find in the forum:

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New to Watch Our ‘Intro to’ Videos

The retirement of the Legacy PDF Application Package and the applicant migration to Workspace are bringing many new users to the system.

As a result, some of you may find our Introduction to video series – recently refreshed – particularly helpful.

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What Is the Plan? In 2018

After looking back on 2017, we now look forward to 2018. As the program, we are designing forward with the guiding principles of simplify, support, and strategize. What does that mean for this next year?

#1 Increased Commitment to Learning from Grants Community is committed to improving its service to you, the federal grants community, by transforming itself into a more user-friendly system for years to come. We cannot do that without listening to you.

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2017 Year in Review: Federal Grant Highlights

With 2017 in the rearview mirror, let’s pause to look back on what was a significant year for federal grants. With important developments and growth in the grants community in 2017, this post takes note of key points worth remembering and helpful resources, not just from us, from some of you in the grants community.

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Enjoy the Holidays—See You Next Year

As we on the 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.

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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 for Your Feedback in the User Survey

Thank you, grants community, for the great response to the 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

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What’s Next?

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Video:’s New Saved Search Management Features

It is now much easier to save and manage your searches for grant opportunities, thanks to’s latest release.

Simply log in, search, and save.

After naming your saved search, you will receive email notifications when new grants meeting your search criteria are posted. You can also review your saved searches at any time and edit or delete the records.

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Video:’s New Registration Process

When applicants registered with prior to Release 16.1, they were required to enter a DUNS Number as part of the registration process.

Today, this is no longer the case. Applicants can opt to register a account without a DUNS number.

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And we’re back! Thank you for your patience. Release 16.1 is up and running, so here is what you need to know:release161-postlaunch-blog

Connect [New] – Improved funding opportunity subscription management, email notifications, and social media access.

Outreach [Moved] – To accommodate the new neighbor, Outreach moved in with Support. The calendar, notices, releases, and other info previously in the Outreach tab can now be found in the Support tab.

Register [Upgraded] – Create an account to utilize the enhanced subscription services. Add a profile to apply for grants.

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Sticky Notes from the September Federal Demonstration Partnership Meeting

At the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) meeting in early September, the team had the chance to interact with users from all over the country. In our conversations with those of you who attended, we heard interesting and valuable feedback about the service that provides. We are grateful for your open and honest input about our system and look forward to hearing more.

Send us your feedback:

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