Infographic and Video of the Application Workflow for Organizations

Applying for a federal grant can feel daunting – even for a seasoned veteran. The average federal grant application involves a multitude of decisions, from filling in form fields to communicating with collaborators.

The following graphic and its accompanying video break this complicated endeavor into four high-level phases.

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New Hire to a University – The Beginning of Susan’s Applicant Story

Text in the speech bubble: As a new hire in a university’s Office of Sponsored Research, I’m supposed to get up to speed on “grants” and start sending opportunity reports to different departments.

You’ve probably been in Susan’s circumstance at some point in your career. You’re starting a new job, and it has something to do with grants but don’t know exactly what that means. Now you need to quickly learn about federals grants so that you can get one and manage it.

How Can Susan Learn about Grants?

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#FundingFriday: 5 Federal Grants Closing Next Week

These federal grant opportunities close next week, so it is time to get those grant applications submitted soon! Opportunities in the areas of health, food, transportation, and energy.

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Close Date: June 18, 2018

Opportunity: Family-to-Family Health Information Centers – Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, Nevada

Agency: HHS Health Resources and Services Administration

Purpose: To provide information, education, technical assistance, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them.

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Search, Subscribe, and Share from the Grants.gov App

With the new Grants.gov mobile app (on Google Play and Apple’s App Store), it is easier than ever to quickly search for, subscribe to, and share federal funding opportunities on the go.

Got a couple of minutes before your next meeting? Waiting in line for coffee?

Open the Grants.gov app & run a quick search for grants on the topic of your choice. You can even segment your search by funding provider.

Quick Search screen of the Grants.gov Mobile App. Enter a keyword to search.

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Applicant Scenarios: Subrecipients’ Filling Out Application Forms without a Grants.gov Account

Want us to address one of your organization’s scenarios? Post your scenario in the Grants.gov Discussion Forum for help from the grants community (login required).

We are sometimes asked to fill out a subaward form by our prime. Is there a quick link to the subform available so we don't have to train our team to use Grants.gov Workspace?

This is a great question – and one that we have heard from other people who contribute to an organization’s application.

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Recap of Q&A at NCURA Conference

For those who did not make it to the Grants.gov webinar session at the NCURA Region V Conference on May 7, 2018, this post will catch you up!

Our team provided training and a demonstration of how to apply for federal grants using Grants.gov Workspace. Here’s a link to the Applicant Overview Training Presentation and training videos on the Grants.gov YouTube channel that provide a similar demonstration.

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NCURA Conference attendees also had follow-up questions, which means some of you are probably wondering the same things. Here are several key questions we heard from you:

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What Is a CFDA Number?

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

The CFDA, now called Assistance Listings on beta.SAM.gov, helps users find general information about the assistance, identify program objectives, eligibility requirements, and links to current opportunities on Grants.gov related to a particular assistance listing.

CFDA numbers are the system for identifying and sorting the 2,000+ federal programs. Each CFDA number contains five digits and appears in the following format: ##.### (e.g., 10.001 or 98.102).

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GSA recently moved the CFDA from the now retired CFDA.gov to beta.SAM.gov, and it is now referred to as Assistance Listings.

To search the Assistance Listings, go to beta.SAM.gov, select the “Assistance Listings” option from the search drop-down menu, then type a keyword or number and click the Search button. Here’s a direct link to the Assistance Listings as well.

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8 Training and Technical Assistance Grants Due in June & July #FundingFriday

Do you work for a nonprofit, state agency, or other eligible entity that implements training centers or provides technical assistance programs? Here are 8 federal grants for different types of training and technical assistance to support the fields of criminal justice, pipeline safety, forest conservation, hydropower, drug courts, and defense procurement.

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Connecting In the Discussion Forum | #GrantChat Highlights Part 5

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.

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In what ways does the #grantchat community think the forum could be beneficial to federal grant applicants?

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Questions about the Grants.gov Mobile App | #GrantChat Highlights Part 4

The Grants.gov Mobile App launched in the App Store and Google Play in April, so we asked for early feedback from the #grantchat community. Share any feedback you have in the comments section below.

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Have you downloaded the Grants.gov Mobile App yet? If so, when do you like to hop on the app?

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