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Recent updates to the Grants.gov system have brought welcome new features for users at federal grant-making agencies. These enhancements are discussed in detail in the online user guide. Below, we provide an overview of the changes, along with links to help resources.
New: Login with your PIV card
Grantors can now link a PIV or CAC card to their Grants.gov account. Doing so will give users the option of accessing their account with either the PIV/CAC card or their username and password.
The characters in our User Story blog series don’t have super-powers. But, the wide-ranging ways they use the Grants.gov system reflect time-saving and efficiency-building methods that real-world users can employ.
Here, we collect the user story narratives we have published so far in 2018.
The application deadline for Trish’s grant program has come and gone, so now she is ready to get those applications into the application review process. Trish would also like to add agency tracking numbers to give her applicants the opportunity to see the status of their application. (If you missed previous installments of Trish’s story, click here and here)
Retrieving the Submissions
The clock is ticking down for Trish, a program manager at the Department of Health and Human Services, and for the organizations who are preparing to submit grant applications.
You may recall, in Part 1, we explained the process that Trish took to publish a new grant opportunity on Grants.gov. Since then, she has been focused on preparing for the peer review panels and other responsibilities. But now it is time to begin preparing for the posted grant’s closing date.
Thousands of you have read the What Is a Grant? blog series, but did you retain the information? We hope to make all the teachers out there proud with a friendly pop-quiz.
Instructions: Click the response you think is correct. Every response provides feedback. You may use the blog search for hints.
As 2018 continues to zip by, let’s take a look back at the top 5 most read posts published this year on the Grants.gov Community Blog.
“The promise of “free money” to launch or grow a business is alluring. But, is there any truth to the idea?” – February 21, 2018
Before anyone can apply for this HHS grant, Trish needs to coordinate the design and posting of the FOA. To allow prospective applicants more time to plan, Trish would also like to publish a grant forecast.
Okay, “fun” is subjective, but these short activities will help you and the grants community by informing how we organize and present the resources you need most. The goal is to make it faster and easier for you to find the specific information you need to get back to your job.
|Drag and drop words and phrases into existing categories, or create a new category that makes more sense to you. This Card Sort activity takes approximately 15 minutes, and it will help us determine how information is combined and displayed on Grants.gov.||Click through branching menus to find information that matches the task prompt. This Tree Test activity takes approximately 15 minutes, and it will help us refine the information architecture for Grants.gov.|
Registered Grants.gov users can now contribute to and collaborate in the discussion forum. Just login to Grants.gov, then click the Discussion Forum link under the Connect tab.
Here’s what you will find in the forum: