Common Questions to Grants.gov’s Support Team—EBiz POC Edition

In addition to the training and instructional resources available to aid with your grant search and application process, we have a support team ready to help you by phone (1-800-518-4726) or email.

Grants.gov Support Resources

Before you pick up the phone to call, though, we have answers to the most common questions asked by people who are the Electronic Business Point of Contact (EBiz POC) for their organization.

Wait, what’s an ‘EBiz POC’?

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants Supporting the Humanities, Internet Freedom, Suicide Prevention and More

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights recently-announced opportunities from NEH, EPA, HHS and the Departments of State and Interior. Click here for a full list of the most recent funding opportunities posted on Grants.gov.

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Collaborative Research Grants

National Endowment for the Humanities

The Collaborative Research grant program encourages collaboration that proposes diverse approaches to topics, incorporates multiple points of view, and explores new avenues of inquiry that lead to publications and other resources for humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Collaborative Research grants support groups of two or more scholars engaging in significant and sustained research in the humanities. The program seeks to encourage projects in a single field of study, as well as interdisciplinary work, both within the humanities and beyond. (Closing Date: December 5, 2018)

 

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Grants.gov Support Center’s Top Questions: Workspace Edition

If you are a subscriber to this blog, you likely know about Grants.gov’s online resources. These resources include training videos and the online user guide.

Sometimes, though, talking on the phone with a real, live human can be crucial – especially when a user is stumped by a specific step in the application process or just feels overwhelmed. To this end, Grants.gov has a Support Center that can be reached 24/7 (except on federal holidays) by phone (1-800-518-4726) or email.

Grants.gov Support Resources

Below are the five most common questions the support team has received about Grants.gov Workspace. Here we provide basic answers, tips, and links to specific videos and help articles that walk users through the answers. Continue reading Grants.gov Support Center’s Top Questions: Workspace Edition

#FundingFriday Twitter Edition: Grants from NEH, HHS, Commerce and USDA

For this week’s edition of #FundingFriday, we are highlighting grant opportunities that either @grantsdotgov or federal government offices and agencies have shared on Twitter in recent days.

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And if you haven’t yet followed Grants.gov on Twitter, there isn’t a better time to do so than now!

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User Story Collection: How the Federal Grants Community Uses Grants.gov

The characters in our User Story blog series don’t have super-powers. But, the wide-ranging ways they use the Grants.gov system reflect time-saving and efficiency-building methods that real-world users can employ.

Grants.gov User Story Series

Here, we collect the user story narratives we have published so far in 2018.

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4 New Grants – Big Data, Environment, TB, Volunteering #FundingFriday

Here are four federal grant opportunities that were posted just this week. These fund research with the National Science Foundation (NSF), as well as grants from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

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Help Your Community Learn & Grow: Participate in the Grants.gov Discussion Forum

Anyone who is new to federal grants may feel overwhelmed by the complex forms and the prospect of managing and reporting on the use of federal award funds. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a place to ask questions and have them answered by more seasoned federal grants pros?

Good news: There is – in the Grants.gov Community Discussion Forum. In June, Grants.gov added the discussion forum (login required) so that applicants, grantors and others with a Grants.gov account have a place to gather online, ask questions, and share resources.

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User Story: Where In the World Is My Federal Grant Application?

All grant applicant journeys must eventually come to an end – ideally, with news of an award.

You may remember, in our last installment, our fearless applicants Susan, April, and Leo submitted their federal grant applications. In this post, we close out their stories with one final article about what happened after their applications were submitted.

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5 Grants to Support National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month #FundingFriday

“Suicide is a serious public health problem that causes immeasurable pain, suffering, and loss to individuals, families, and communities nationwide” (Suicide Prevention, SAMHSA.gov). With nearly 40,000 people in the U.S. who die annually from suicide, it takes a collective effort of community members, professionals, families, and institutions to help prevent suicide.

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Here are federal grant opportunities from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) that support this important work.

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Grantor User Story: Retrieving Submissions & Assigning Agency Tracking Numbers

The application deadline for Trish’s grant program has come and gone, so now she is ready to get those applications into the application review process. Trish would also like to add agency tracking numbers to give her applicants the opportunity to see the status of their application. (If you missed previous installments of Trish’s story, click here and here)

Trish user story: I need to retrieve all opportunity submissions and assign tracking numbers to each.

Retrieving the Submissions

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