New on the Mobile App: Saved Search, Improved Filtering and Sorting & More

Grants.gov App - Explore ScreenThe official Grants.gov app offers the most convenient way for grant pros to manage their Grants.gov workflow when away from the desk.

App users can search for grants, create and manage saved searches, submit completed applications (this requires Grants.gov Submit privileges), and much more.

The latest mobile app update is now live for users with iOS and Android devices. Here’s what’s new within the app:

  • Create, view and edit saved searches (login required)
  • Filter searches by Opportunity Status, Funding Instrument Type, Eligibility, and Category (in addition to Agency, which was already available)
  • Sort results by those Recently Posted, Closing Soon, and by Opportunity Number
  • A new Explore screen showing an expanded list of available actions and features

Visit our App Store or Google Play pages to download and learn more about the app.

Spotlight: Recent Federal Funding Opportunities Open to State Governments

This edition of Federal Funding Spotlight features a list of recent opportunities open to state government applicants. The programs discussed below aim to:

  • Expand public understanding of the connections between music and wellness;
  • Make research contributions in the area of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias;
  • Address the problems fish and wildlife will face in the future;
  • Help communities and regions devise and implement long-term economic recovery strategies.

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Applicant Resource: NIH’s ‘All About Grants’ Podcast

Do you enjoy making time in your day for podcasts, whether during a commute, over lunch or after a long day at work? If you’re a grant pro – or if you’re on your way to becoming one – you might want to add the National Institutes of Health (NIH) All About Grants podcast to your listening queue.

Applicant Resources

While the podcast’s episodes are often geared towards NIH programs and policies, applicants to other federal agencies will still find a good amount of wisdom and insight.

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Federal Funding Spotlight: Twitter Edition

In this edition of Federal Funding Spotlight, we are highlighting recent Grants.gov tweets about open funding opportunities from the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and more.

Federal Funding Spotlight

Click the link below each tweet for a full list of the agency’s current open funding opportunities on Grants.gov.

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Saved Search Coming Soon to the Grants.gov Mobile App (iOS and Android)

In recent months, the Grants.gov mobile app’s install base has topped 200,000 users and has become an essential part of the federal grant pro’s toolbox.

We’re excited to announce that even more improvements to the app are just around the corner. These improvements will help bring the mobile app’s search functionality in line with that of the Grants.gov website, among other things.

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GSA Provides Projected Timeline for Implementation of New Unique Entity Identifier Replacing D-U-N-S® Number

The time is coming to say goodbye to the D-U-N-S® number.

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) recently published a resource page that outlines upcoming changes to the unique entity identifier used to do business with the government.

Beginning in December 2020, the D-U-N-S® number will be replaced by a “new, non-proprietary identifier” requested in, and assigned by, the System for Award Management (SAM.gov). This new identifier is being called the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI), or the Entity ID.

Learn more about the Entity ID rollout

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What Is the Office of Management and Budget? (And How Does It Relate to Federal Grants?)

This post was originally published on May 1, 2017 and updated on July 23, 2019.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is an Executive Branch office that oversees the implementation of the President of the United States’ vision across government agencies (WhiteHouse.gov – OMB). This relates to the grant programs implemented by federal agencies and affects how they are managed, their budgets, and the forms applicants complete when applying for a grant.

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Federal Funding 🔦 Spotlight: New Opportunities Supporting Public Health

This week’s edition of Federal Funding Spotlight 🔦 focuses on new opportunities from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) supporting:

  • National public health laboratories internationally
  • Research into Alzheimer’s-Disease-Related Dementias
  • Outstanding graduate students recognized for a strong interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers, and more.

Federal Funding Spotlight

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The Latest in Federal Grants: Entrepreneurship Training for Veterans, Micro-Enterprise Support for Native American Firms & More

This week’s edition of Federal Funding Spotlight 🔦  focuses on opportunities from the Small Business Administration, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Defense. These opportunities support…

  • Entrepreneurship training for service-disabled veterans
  • Cooperative research involving commercial and recreational fishermen
  • Natural resource conservation practices throughout West Virginia, and more!

Visit Grants.gov to browse and search through a complete list of federal funding opportunity announcements.

Federal Funding Spotlight

 

Service Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program

Small Business Administration 🔦  Current Closing Date for Applications: July 24, 2019 

This program supports entrepreneurship training to veteran small business owners and entrepreneurs, with a special emphasis on entrepreneurship instruction to service-disabled veteran small business owners and entrepreneurs.

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Grant Writing: How to Build Credibility with Your Budget Narrative

Need statements, program narratives, and discussions of impact aren’t the only parts of a federal grant application that require the touch of a good writer. The budget narrative – sometimes called the budget justification or budget detail – can also benefit from a skilled wordsmith.

Here, though, the burden carried by the writer weighs heaviest in the areas of precision, thoroughness and organization – and less so in the areas of color and creativity.

What follows are budget narrative writing tips that have been curated from a wide range of federal agency resources.

Grant Writing Tips

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