Have you ever wanted to ask other grant applicants for help or resources? The new Discussion Forum is a place for Grants.gov users to do just that. We asked the grant professionals on #GrantChat how they think the forum could be useful to users.
In what ways does the #grantchat community think the forum could be beneficial to federal grant applicants?
A8: I imagine this would be particularly helpful for applicants who are working on their first fed grant. #grantchat
— Julie B. Portfolio (@jbarnofski) May 1, 2018
Q8: It could give applications a place to ask questions about the process from their peers and get some clarification. #grantchat
— Shannon (@mrsdombkowski) May 1, 2018
A8: I think the forum can help grantees to learn from each other and it can help grantmakers understand how their applications are interpreted and how their applications help or hinder their grant applicant’s and grantee’s efforts. #grantchat #grants
— Jo Miller, GPC (@jomillergpc) May 1, 2018
— Trish Bachman, GPC (@thewritestuffde) May 1, 2018
A8: I can’t change all of our content all of the time. This feature makes me more confident that when we refer students to https://t.co/hJKiIHi8hL and it’s resources, that it’s updated & real people on the other side. #grantchat
— Erica Preston (@eep_mc) May 1, 2018
A8: Having information from experienced sources in a quick and efficient fashion. The information or guidance with federal grants is often difficult to obtain when regarding unique or atypical situations (a.k.a. creative ideas) #grantchat
— KY GPA Chapter (@KyGPA) May 1, 2018
A8: Learn from others – how were they successful or what did they learn from their application? what format did they use? would a collaboration be better? #grantchat
— Amanda Ripstra, GPC (@AmandaRipstra) May 1, 2018
Where Is the Discussion Forum?
Log in to Grants.gov, then click the Discussion Forum link in the Connect tab menu. Here’s a #QuickClicks video tutorial to help: