Did you know the Grants.gov mobile app (Android | iOS) streamlines some time-consuming applicant tasks and makes it feasible to accomplish these tasks on the go?
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.
Continue reading Pro Tip for Mobile App Users: How to Quickly View and Share a Package PDF Form
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.”
Continue reading Grants.gov Workspace Wins Award for Innovative, Collaborative Enhancements
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.
Continue reading Online Help: Adding a New Profile to a Grants.gov Applicant Account
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.
Continue reading 3 New Training Videos to Help Users Get More Out of the Grants.gov Mobile App
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.
Continue reading Grants.gov’s Next Release Is Just Around the Corner – Here’s What To Expect
If you have spent a year or more in the federal grants world – whether as an applicant or as a federal employee – you may have noted the wide range of federal grant systems that are used across the government.
It is lesser known among grant pros that Grants.gov has created a range of web services – often called application programming interfaces (or APIs) outside the grant world – that system administrators can use to link their grant systems to Grants.gov.
An example of this from everyday life is a blogging platform that gives users the option to publish a blog post via a third-party email client (by sending an email to a specific address).
Similarly, Grants.gov can integrate with other grant systems to streamline workflows for both applicants and grantors. Grants.gov refers to this type of integration as System-to-System (S2S).
Continue reading Shared Services: Using Grants.gov Web Services With Other Grant Systems
In the coming weeks, in this space and on Twitter, we will be highlighting upcoming updates to Grants.gov and the Grants.gov Mobile App (iOS | Android).
Many of the upcoming enhancements – scheduled to arrive on March 18 – are being developed, in part, because of user feedback.
Continue reading We’re Listening: Updates Coming Soon to Opportunity Forecast Listings on Grants.gov
If you’ve spent any time on Grants.gov, you have likely been prompted on the homepage to provide user feedback.
We know surveys like these take time to complete, but we appreciate when our users participate. This feedback helps us to continue bringing new features and other improvements to the Grants.gov system.
Since Workspace launched way back in 2015, our surveys have been asking users to name their favorite – or most helpful – Workspace features.
Continue reading User Feedback: The Most Popular Features in a Grants.gov Workspace
If you need to register an account with Grants.gov for the first time, you will find the process relatively straightforward. Recent updates to the system have greatly streamlined this process.
All the standard fields you would expect are there, such as Name, Email Address, Phone Number, Username and Password. That said, there are a few tips you will want to keep in mind when you arrive at the Registration page.
1. You’ll need a strong password containing no dictionary words.
The password requirements for creating a Grants.gov user account are as follows (pay special attention to the last requirement – recently added – which we have italicized):
“Your password must contain at least eight characters including: at least one uppercase letter (A-Z); at least one lowercase letter (a-z); at least one number (0-9); and at least one special character (e.g. ! @ # $ % ^ & *). Your password must not contain dictionary words, names, or your Username.”
Continue reading 3 Tips for Users Registering as an Organization Applicant on Grants.gov