New on the Mobile App: Saved Search, Improved Filtering and Sorting & More

Grants.gov App - Explore ScreenThe 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.

The latest mobile app update is now live for users with iOS and Android devices. Here’s what’s new within the app:

  • 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

Visit our App Store or Google Play pages to download and learn more about the app.

Pro Tip for Mobile App Users: How to Quickly View and Share a Package PDF Form

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.

Tap the Package Link

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Grants.gov Workspace Wins Award for Innovative, Collaborative Enhancements

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.”

Grants.gov Wins 2019 FedHealthIT Innovation Award

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3 New Training Videos to Help Users Get More Out of the Grants.gov Mobile App

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.

Grants.gov Mobile App

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.

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Grants.gov Is Transforming & Here’s How You Can Help

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!

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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.

Shared Services: Using Grants.gov Web Services With Other Grant Systems

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.

S2S Illustration

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).

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We’re Listening: Updates Coming Soon to Opportunity Forecast Listings on Grants.gov

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.

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User Feedback: The Most Popular Features in a Grants.gov Workspace

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.

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