Top 6 Blog Articles from the Grants.gov Community Blog’s First 6 Months

We’re 6 months old as a community, so we wanted to let you know what others in the grants community are reading. From our 64 articles so far, here’s the 6 that have been read the most. Have you read all of them?

6. Video: How Grants.gov Workspace Optimizes the Application Experience for Teams

5. What Is a Cooperative Agreement?

“On Grants.gov, we obviously have government grants, but you will also find a lot of ‘cooperative agreements’ while searching for funding opportunities. This is because cooperative agreements and grants are very similar, but with one big distinction.”

4. What Is a Formula Grant?

“A formula grant is a type of mandatory grant that is awarded based on statistical criteria for specific types of work. The authorizing legislation and regulations define these statistical criteria and the amount of funds to be distributed. So, the term ‘formula’ refers to the way the grant funding is allocated to recipients.”

3. New Series: What Is a Grant?

“A grant is one of the ways the government funds ideas and projects to provide public services and stimulate the economy. Grants can be awarded for a wide-variety of activities, such as innovative research, recovery initiatives, or any of the other hundreds of funding programs in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).”

2. System Update: Grants.gov Release 15.2 Highlights Include New Grant Forecasts

“Updated June 19, 2016: Grants.gov launched Release 15.2. The biggest addition coming to the system with this release is the grant forecast. The grant forecast is a projection by the grant-making agency of a funding opportunity that is likely to come later in the year.”

1. What Is a Block Grant?

“The term ‘block grant’ refers to grant programs that provide federal assistance for broadly defined functions, such as community development or social services. Block grants allow the grant recipient more discretion than other grants in determining how to use the funds to meet a broader program goal.”

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