#FundingFriday: Top 5 Most Viewed Grants in March 2017

Which grants are people looking at? Here is a list of the top 5 most viewed grant opportunities so far in the month of March.

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Roles for Applying with Workspace #3: AORs Submit

Before your organization can receive a federal grant, you must first submit the grant application (among many other things, of course). This is why the Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) role in Grants.gov is important.

A user with the AOR role is authorized to submit applications on behalf of the organization. When the E-Business Point of Contact (EBiz POC) assigns the AOR role to a user, the Manage Workspace role is automatically added as well.

Submitting a Workspace as a Team

If we continue to think of each workspace team as a basketball team, the team member with the AOR role is like the go-to scorer—the person who has the ball in clutch moments at the end of the game.

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Grant Writing Basics: Look for the Little Details

Planning and completing a grant application is a lot of work, so in the rush to meet the application deadline it can be easy to overlook little details. That is why it is important to identify all requirements listed in the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) near the beginning of the process (even if it does not seem like a big deal).

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Examples of “Little” Details (that are actually important)

These are specific examples of requirements for certain FOAs—these are NOT requirements for all grant applications.

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants for Small Business, Community Development & More

Federal grant-making agencies continue to post new funding opportunities on Grants.gov. This week has brought over 60 new grants to the Search Grants tab in Grants.gov. Below are opportunities you should check out in the areas of agriculture, community development, reducing opioid addiction, and small business development.

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Roles for Applying with Workspace #2: Participants on the Team

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles that will use team-based examples to explain how Workspace facilitates collaboration using roles and access.

Applying for a federal grant can be a team effort, or it can be a solitary task, so Grants.gov’s Workspace is designed to work for the wide variety of federal grant applicants. Adding participants to a workspace is vital for those applying with a team.

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In each workspace, there is a “Participants” tab that lists all the people in your organization who can access and work on the forms in this application. A user with the Manage Workspace Role can add participants to each workspace.
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Gift Cards for Grants? No, Thank You.

Know this: the Federal Government will never call you and promise you a grant in exchange for any form of payment, whether it’s a gift card, a small monthly payment, or a one-time fee.

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Look out for scam artists who call and pose as government employees – including people who claim to work for Grants.gov.

Some may even use a fake Facebook page in an attempt to convince you that they are legitimate. They are not legitimate; don’t give them your money.

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#FundingFriday: 5 Federal Grants for Arts, Humanities, and Research

This week, federal grant-making agencies posted a range of funding opportunities on Grants.gov. These opportunities support the cultivation of a diverse culture through creative arts, humanities, and historic preservation. There are also grants to support health research and protecting homes.

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What Is a Grant? [Updated]

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

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Examples of U.S. federal grant programs include those that support justice and law enforcement, social services and health research, and research in science and technology.

The process of successfully serving the public through grants, though, can be quite complex. Grant programs originate from laws, and then are administered by the appropriate federal agency. For example:

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