Video: Grants.gov’s New Registration Process

When applicants registered with Grants.gov 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 Grants.gov account without a DUNS number.

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Grants.gov Is Live–What You Need to Know

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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Grants.gov Release This Weekend—See You Monday

Beginning this Saturday, November 18, 2017, Grants.gov will add improvements to funding opportunity subscription management, Grants.gov account registration, and Workspace. The website will be back up on November 20th.

Grants.gov Release 16.1 on November 18-20

Release 16.1’s Workspace enhancements will, among other things, improve form copy functionality—this feature allows you to copy previous Workspace forms into another Workspace to save time on filling out those forms. Here are the specifics:

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What Is an Award?

When you hear the word “award,” do you envision the federal government conferring funding to you to implement a public-serving project? Some of you grant professionals did, but it is understandable if you thought of this year’s Best Film, the league MVP debate, or your child’s T-ball participation trophy.

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#FundingFriday: Sorting through the 250+ New Grants in November

We are just 10 days into November, and federal grant-making agencies have posted over 250 new funding opportunity announcements (FOA) on Grants.gov.

We all know winter is coming, so let’s find a nice FOA to cozy up with next to the fireplace.

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Workspace Celebrates Two Years

Grants.gov’s Workspace, which just marked its second birthday, has seen remarkable user growth, especially over the last year. More than 15,000 organizations are now applying for federal grants with Workspace.

Before Workspace existed, the federal grant application process involved submitting a single package of PDF forms that had to be shared among collaborators.

Grants.gov’s Workspace adds a range of modern, time-saving features that bring flexibility and convenience to the core task of completing application forms.

Workspace celebrates two years

Need some help getting started with Workspace? Watch a recording of our October 18th webinar on “Becoming a Workspace Wizard.”

Grant Agency Spotlight: Institute of Museum and Library Services

In this installment of our grant agency spotlight series, we look at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and its mission to “inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.”

According to IMLS, there are around 120,000 libraries and 35,000 museums in the U.S.

Many of these institutions – public, research, academic, tribal – have benefited from IMLS grants.

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You Asked, We Answered (in 46 Seconds or Less)

On Twitter, email, and the Community Blog (you’re here now), Grants.gov users regularly ask us about using Workspace to apply for federal grants.

Here we collect a few of the most pressing questions and embed a concise video answer for each.

How Do I Add Participants Who Are Outside My Organization?

This video in the Quick Clicks series explains how users of Grants.gov’s Workspace can add participants who are not part of their own organization.

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What Is a CFDA Number?

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA), an E-Gov initiative managed by GSA.gov, is a list of all federal financial assistance programs available to a variety of applicants.

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“The primary purpose of the Catalog is to assist users in identifying programs that meet specific objectives of the potential applicant, and to obtain general information on Federal assistance programs,” reads an overview on the CFDA website. It is also used to improve coordination amongst federal, state, and local government entities.

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#FundingFriday: Top 5 Most Viewed Grants in October 2017

Which federal grants posted this fall have received the most views? These 5 grants alone generated over 19,000 views in the first 26 days of October.

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