Grants.gov Mobile App’s Install Base Now 100,000-Strong

The Grants.gov mobile app, which launched in 2018, recently reached 100,000 installs by users of iOS and Android devices.

A growing number of grant pros are using the official Grants.gov app to keep abreast of federal grant announcements. The app makes it easy to find federal grant opportunities, add grant deadlines to your calendar, and subscribe to be notified when changes are made to a grant listing.

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The Grants.gov app was nominated for FedScoop’s Innovation of the Year award in 2018, and early reviews from the user base have been positive.

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Last Year’s Most-Read Blog Posts: OMB Training, Peer Review Panels & More

Here at the Grants.gov Community Blog, we strive to highlight and produce federal grants-related resources that will remain useful long into the future.

If you missed any of these popular posts from the blog in 2018, now is your chance to get up to speed for the new year.

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5 Popular Posts from 2018

OMB Publishes Free Online Grants Management Training

“The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) initially developed its Grants 101 Training for federal government employees, but now these eLearning modules are available as a resource for you.”  Read More >

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants for Nonprofit Organizations Connecting Service Dogs with Vets

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday includes grants for nonprofits connecting service dogs with service members and veterans, and grants for catalyzing new science and engineering discovery pathways in cyber-infrastructure.

For a complete list of new federal grant opportunities, go to the Grants.gov Search page.

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Cyber-infrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research

National Science Foundation

Current Closing Date for Applications: Proposals accepted anytime

The Cyber-infrastructure for Emerging Science and Engineering Research (CESER) program aims to catalyze new science and engineering discovery pathways through early-stage collaborative activities between disciplinary scientists and engineers as well as developers/implementers of innovative cyber-infrastructure (CI) capabilities, services, and approaches.

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Resource: SBA’s Online Training Course on Financing a Small Business

Entrepreneurs and small business owners often ask us, “Can I get a government grant to support my enterprise?”

Perhaps they have an idea for a new business. Or maybe they are looking for funding to help grow their business.

Awhile back, we published a short video about this topic, but the Small Business Administration has a more in-depth online resource for folks looking to finance a small business.

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The free, self-paced online course Financing Options for Small Businesses addresses many of the questions we hear from entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants Supporting Community Development Projects

This week’s edition of Funding Friday highlights a batch of federal grant opportunities designated for community development – from historic land preservation to housing and homelessness. Click here for a full list of new opportunities across all categories.

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Battlefield Land Acquisition Grant- American Battlefield Protection Program

Department of the Interior, National Park Service

Current Closing Date for Applications: June 30, 2019

The National Park Service (NPS) makes available funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to help States and local communities acquire and preserve threatened Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War Battlefields. The Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants (BLAG) are administered by the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) and awarded through a competitive process. Each grant requires a dollar-for-dollar non-Federal match. Grants are available to purchase 1) land in fee simple or 2) permanent, protective interests in land (easements) at battlefields listed in the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission’s (CWSAC) 1993 Report on the Nation’s Civil War Battlefields or the 2007 Report to Congress on the Historic Preservation of revolutionary War and War of 1812 Sites in the United States (Reports).

 

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Gift Cards for Federal Grants? Don’t Fall for This Scam

In recent weeks, the Grants.gov Support Center has seen a surge in calls relating to federal grant scams.

If you receive a call promising free government grant funding to start a business or to help pay your bills, hang up. The call is a scam. Continuing a conversation with a scammer may put your personal information at risk.

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#FundingFriday: Federal Grants for the Future of Work, Clean Water, Alzheimer’s Research & More

This week, we are highlighting new federal grant opportunities from the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research

National Science Foundation

Current Closing Date for Applications: March 06, 2019

In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) unveiled a set of “Big Ideas,” 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering (see https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/index.jsp). The Big Ideas represent unique opportunities to position our Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering leadership by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergence research. As such, when responding to this solicitation, even though proposals must be submitted to the Directorate for Engineering (ENG), Office of Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities (ENG/EFMA), once received the proposals will be managed by a cross-disciplinary team of NSF Program Directors. The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF), one of the Big Ideas, is one mechanism by which NSF is responding to the challenges and opportunities for the future of jobs and work. The overarching vision is to support convergent research to understand and develop the human-technology partnership, design new technologies to augment human performance, illuminate the emerging socio-technological landscape, understand the risks and benefits of new technologies, understand and influence the impact of artificial intelligence on workers and work, and foster lifelong and pervasive learning.

 

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Workspace Tips & Tricks: How to Create a Custom Role in Grants.gov

Sometimes the standard Grants.gov user roles – Expanded AOR, Standard AOR, and Workspace Manager – can be insufficiently rigid for applicant organizations.

Thus, an organization may want to create custom roles that can be assigned in place of the standard Grants.gov roles.

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#FundingFriday: Grant Announcements From DOJ, HHS, NEH and More

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights federal grants supporting the digitization and preservation of historical newspaper content, legal assistance for the victims of sexual assault, and networking and cyberinfrastructure improvements for science and research institutions.

Click here for a full list of new and recent federal grant opportunity announcements.

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