The next Grants.gov release is just around the corner. Here’s what you can expect later this month when R18.0 goes live on November 18:
Grants.gov users now have two ways to create saved searches and receive notifications about relevant, new opportunity announcements, whether they are sitting behind a desk or they are out and about with only a phone.
When you apply for a federal grant within Grants.gov, help is always just a click away – no matter what screen you are on. Clicking on a blue help icon opens a new window with a relevant help article.
It’s also easy to navigate to other related help articles via the table of contents or the keyword search field.
Below, we have collected some of the most-read help articles relating to key applicant tasks, like assigning roles, adding an account profile, and managing an application.
If you work for or consult with multiple organizations, you may log in to your single Grants.gov account to access multiple profiles. Each profile may have different roles based on which roles have been assigned to you by the organization. Additionally, users can maintain an individual applicant profile. Learn more >
The 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.
- 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
Let’s say you want to review a funding opportunity package’s required forms, and then share a read-only PDF of one form with a colleague who will be tasked with filling in all required fields and attaching additional documentation.
Here’s how to do it in about two minutes:
1️⃣ Tap the Package link on the funding opportunity announcement.
Grants.gov recently received a 2019 FedHealthIT Innovation award for the improvements it has made to the federal grant application process with Workspace.
Health industry news organization FedHealthIT (FedHealthInnovation & Technology) brought together a panel of judges from across the sector who made their award decisions “with a primary focus on innovation and results achieved.”
Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of an occasional series that highlights popular content from the Grants.gov Online User Guide.
If you work for, or consult with, multiple applicant organizations, you can create separate profiles for each organization – all under one account.
Each profile may be assigned different roles, depending on the nature of your work at each organization. And all profiles are accessible under a single Grants.gov account, eliminating the need to maintain separate system accounts.
The latest update to the Grants.gov app added a mobile submit feature, making it super-easy for users with Submit privileges to submit completed applications while away from a computer.
This new Submit feature joins the app’s Search and Share & Subscribe features, and now there is a new series of brief training videos to walk users through each core action.
Grants.gov is transforming into a system that will make registering, finding, and applying for grants a simpler and more human-centric experience, but we need your help!
During the month of June, our team will engage users for feedback on the transformation. If you are interested in having a hand in the external evaluation of our evolving system, please register for one of our in-person or virtual focus groups.
By making your voice heard today, you will help shape tomorrow’s Grants.gov! Once you sign up, you’ll receive further updates on this exciting experience.
Please feel free to contact us with questions at UAT@grants.gov.
Upcoming system enhancements due on March 18 are focused on bringing more convenience to the Grants.gov applicant experience.
We have already highlighted changes to how grant forecasts will be displayed, making them easier to identify. There are also a handful of other updates coming with Release 17.0, including the use of a mobile number when resetting a forgotten password and the ability to view the system privileges associated with an account profile.