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
Earlier this month, Grants.gov launched a brand-new email newsletter for applicants and grantors alike.
The newsletter will go out near the beginning of each month and contain news and links relevant to Grants.gov users across the federal grants community.
Continue reading #ICYMI: Are You Getting the Grants.gov Newsletter?
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
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
Grants.gov will soon give applicant organizations more control over the roles they can assign to their team members within Grants.gov.
Beginning with Release 16.2 in April, organizations will be able to create custom roles and assign these roles to the users affiliated with their organization.
Continue reading Release 16.2 Preview: Custom Roles to Give Applicant Organizations More Control
The retirement of the Legacy PDF Application Package and the applicant migration to Grants.gov Workspace are bringing many new users to the system.
As a result, some of you may find our Introduction to Grants.gov video series – recently refreshed – particularly helpful.
Continue reading New to Grants.gov? Watch Our ‘Intro to Grants.gov’ Videos
The latest Grants.gov release adds new functionality for grantors who need to associate (add) new users to their federal agency account.
There are now two ways an agency can affiliate a new user, as discussed in the video below:
Continue reading Grantors: Two Ways to Register New Users on Grants.gov
As of late, the question we receive most often here at the Community Blog goes something like this:
As of December 31, we need to begin applying for federal grants using Grants.gov Workspace. What do I need to do in order to transition my organization to the new application method?
You might be surprised to learn that the answer to this question for most is quite simple: Nothing.
There is no special action you need to take – or magic button you need to click – in order to transition your organization to Grants.gov’s Workspace method of applying for a federal grant.
Continue reading Relax, Applying with Workspace Is Easier Than You Think
As the Legacy PDF retirement deadline nears, some applicant organizations are preparing to apply using Grants.gov Workspace for the very first time.
We recently sketched out application scenarios for organizations new to Workspace – a simple, minimalist approach to applying, as well as a standard approach.
In this post, we sketch out a third scenario – one that involves a team of 5 to 12 (or more) registered applicants who range from grant managers and writers to outside consultants and sub-applicants from partner organizations.
Here’s the scenario:
Continue reading How Applicant Teams with External Collaborators Can Tap Grants.gov Workspace’s Full Potential
On December 5th and 7th Grants.gov held town hall-style webinars so that users could have their questions answered about Grants.gov Workspace and the upcoming retirement of the Legacy PDF application method.
What follows is a summary of the discussion during the two webinars.
In some cases, questions have been combined to minimize repetition. Also, we have added links to relevant training resources where applicable to shorten those answers.
The full video recording, available here and embedded below, is from the Dec. 7th webinar.
Continue reading Questions and Answers from Grants.gov’s Town Hall Webinars