The time has come to bid a final goodbye to the Legacy PDF Application Package. After March 31, 2017, Grants.gov will no longer accept Legacy PDF submissions.
Going forward, Grants.gov users should apply by creating a workspace on the View Grant Opportunity page of the desired grant. For first time users, try the basic approach to Workspace:
We have posted below a recording of a recent webinar demonstration that walks you step by step through the application process.
Continue reading Grants.gov Workspace & Goodbye to Legacy PDF
Opportunities to support public-serving programs for reducing lead-based paint risks or the spread of influenza as well as conducting bioenergy research, implementing SORNA, or supporting DARPA. Due dates and details below.
Continue reading #FundingFriday: 5 Grants Closing Next Week
This week, we are highlighting forecasted grant opportunities from the Department of Health and Human Services. These potential grants are projected to support mental health services and drug and substance abuse prevention, among other programs.
Posted Date: November 17, 2017
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Opportunity: Mental Health Awareness Training Grants
Purpose: The purpose of this program is to train teachers and other relevant school personnel to recognize the symptoms of childhood and adolescent mental disorders; refer family members to appropriate mental health services if necessary; train emergency services personnel, veterans, law enforcement, and other categories of individuals to identify and appropriately respond to persons with a mental illness; and provide education to teachers and personnel regarding resources that are available in the community for individuals with mental illness.
Continue reading Forecasted Grant Opportunities for Mental Health, Drug Abuse Prevention, and More
Crop protection, historical preservation, and primary healthcare are among the topics featured in this week’s #FundingFriday post. All of the grants highlighted below have application windows that close in May.
Close Date: May 8, 2018
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Opportunity: Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program
Purpose: The purpose of the Crop Protection and Pest Management program is to address high priority issues related to pests and their management using IPM approaches at the state, regional and national levels. The CPPM program supports projects that will ensure food security and respond effectively to other major societal pest management challenges with comprehensive IPM approaches that are economically viable, ecologically prudent, and safe for human health.
Continue reading #FundingFriday: New Grant Opportunities from the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Interior, and Health and Human Services
There’s a lot going on under the star-spangled top hat of SAM.gov.
Grants.gov users know SAM.gov as the website on which they need to register in order to do business with the U.S. government. On SAM.gov, users can create an entity registration, update or renew an entity registration, check status of an entity registration, and search for entity registration and exclusion records.
But a new, beta version of the website still in development promises to make the site’s feature set far more expansive.
Plans are in place to consolidate under SAM.gov 10 existing federal award systems that are managed by the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Integrated Award Environment. These systems handle assistance listings, contract opportunities, wage determinations, and sub-award data, among other things.
Image credit: GSA.gov
Continue reading The Future of SAM.gov
We often hear from entrepreneurs and small business owners who are seeking federal grants to support their activities.
The promise of “free money” to launch or grow a business is alluring. But, is there any truth to the idea?
In the following video, we address this question and provide additional tips for entrepreneurs and small business owners looking for government funding.
Continue reading Video: Can I Get a Federal Grant for My Small Business?
If you’re lucky, your next federal grant application will be pretty straightforward. You will need to complete the SF-424, of course, and then a few additional forms. But – fingers crossed – hopefully you won’t be thrown any curve balls.
One such challenging pitch to hit might be the need to add subforms to a parent form within your workspace.
Adding and completing subforms in Grants.gov Workspace is different than it was in the Legacy PDF Application Package. No longer are subforms extracted from the parent form. In Workspace, subforms are added below the parent form within the Forms tab.
The following instructions walk you step-by-step through the process, in hopes that if you are thrown the ole’ subform curveball on your next application you will recognize it right away and be able to hit it out of the park:
Continue reading Go Deep: Adding Subforms to a Grants.gov Workspace
In March, application windows will close for more than 200 federal grant opportunities. The grants listed below reflect the range of government funding available to support education, museums, agriculture and assistive technology – to name just a few categories.
Close Date: Mar 01, 2018
Agency: Department of Education
Opportunity: Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions
Purpose: To provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for a disability, and (2) education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.
Continue reading #FundingFriday: Federal Grants Closing in Early March
With the retirement of the Legacy PDF Package on December 31, 2017, Grants.gov saw an influx of new applicant users registering accounts and preparing to submit their first application using Grants.gov Workspace.
If you’re one of these applicants who are new to Grants.gov Workspace, we encourage you to watch and bookmark the video embedded below.
Continue reading Video: How to Create a Grants.gov Workspace & Begin Work on Your Application
Over 77,000 grants awarded to more than 11,000 recipients—a total exceeding $480 billion in FY 2017 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)—is significant. As Andrea Brandon, Deputy Assistant Secretary of HHS’ Office of Grants and Acquisition Policy and Accountability (OGAPA), explained at the conference, this makes HHS the largest grant-making agency in the U.S. and globally.
Grants.gov Community Blog subscribers may recall the invitation to attend OGAPA’s 2018 Grants Management Conference on January 9, 2018. While OGAPA hosted hundreds of attendees—both federal grantors and some applicants—there were many of you who could not make it to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Natcher Conference Center.
Today, we look back on two key themes from the conference. Over the coming weeks, we will share other updates and information about grants management and the federal grant lifecycle from the conference.
Continue reading Grants Management: Bringing Insight from the HHS Conference to You