Video: How to Create a Grants.gov Workspace & Begin Work on Your Application

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.

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New to Grants.gov? Watch Our ‘Intro to Grants.gov’ Videos

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.

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Grantors: Two Ways to Register New Users on Grants.gov

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:

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Relax, Applying with Workspace Is Easier Than You Think

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.

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How Applicant Teams with External Collaborators Can Tap Grants.gov Workspace’s Full Potential

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.

Advanced approach to Workspace is the best path for organizations with external users, such as consultants

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:

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Questions and Answers from Grants.gov’s Town Hall Webinars

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.


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A More Efficient Approach to Submitting a Federal Grant Application

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 a basic application scenario in which only one or two people have Grants.gov accounts.

In this post, we sketch out another scenario – one that involves a team of 3-5 registered applicants who prefer to fill out Grants.gov webforms instead of PDF forms.

Intermediate path for Workspace. Best path for organizations with 3-5 registered Grants.gov users

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A Basic Approach to Submitting Your First Workspace Application

As the Legacy PDF retirement deadline nears, applicant organizations are preparing to apply using Grants.gov Workspace for the first time.

Basic approach to Workspace is the best path for organizations with 1-2 registered Grants.gov users

Let’s flesh out an applicant scenario that some new Workspace users will face:

You are about to begin your first federal grant application using Grants.gov Workspace. For years, you (and sometimes one other colleague) applied using the old Legacy PDF Application Package.

 

You traded a package of PDF forms back and forth until you were ready to cross your fingers and click Submit. It was never easy, but you had grown comfortable with the painstaking process. Now, with the upcoming retirement of the Legacy PDF, you are trying to learn the new Grants.gov method for applying.

 

Below you will find an example approach for applying with Workspace that keeps to the familiar workflow as much as possible.

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Video: Grants.gov’s New Saved Search Management Features

It is now much easier to save and manage your searches for grant opportunities, thanks to Grants.gov’s latest release.

Simply log in, search, and save.

After naming your saved search, you will receive email notifications when new grants meeting your search criteria are posted. You can also review your saved searches at any time and edit or delete the records.

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Video: Grants.gov’s New Registration Process

When applicants registered with Grants.gov prior to Release 16.1, they were required to enter a DUNS Number as part of the registration process.

Today, this is no longer the case. Applicants can opt to register a Grants.gov account without a DUNS number.

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