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
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.
Continue reading A More Efficient Approach to Submitting a Federal Grant Application
As the Legacy PDF retirement deadline nears, applicant organizations are preparing to apply using Grants.gov Workspace for the first time.
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.
Continue reading A Basic Approach to Submitting Your First Workspace Application
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.
The video below highlights Grants.gov’s new saved search features, starting at 01:30. Continue reading Video: Grants.gov’s New Saved Search Management Features
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.
Continue reading Video: Grants.gov’s New Registration Process
On Twitter, email, and the Community Blog (you’re here now), Grants.gov users regularly ask us about using Workspace to apply for federal grants.
Here we collect a few of the most pressing questions and embed a concise video answer for each.
How Do I Add Participants Who Are Outside My Organization?
This video in the Quick Clicks series explains how users of Grants.gov’s Workspace can add participants who are not part of their own organization.
Continue reading You Asked, We Answered (in 46 Seconds or Less)
For those who missed Grants.gov’s live webinars on applying with Workspace, here is the webinar recording, along with a summary of the common questions we heard from the grants community.
Common Questions and the Answers
Continue reading Workspace Webinar Video and Recap – What You Missed
Federal grant applicants who work as a team sometimes need to collaborate with people who are not part of their organization.
It’s easy to add these external collaborators to a workspace as long as they have a Grants.gov account. You will just need their username.
Continue reading Become a Workspace Wizard: How to Add Outside Collaborators
Register today for the Getting Started with Grants.gov Workspace: Become a Workspace Wizard webinar presented by the Grants.gov Program Management Office (PMO).
Workspace is Grants.gov’s shared, online environment to collaboratively complete and submit federal grant applications. With the retirement of the Legacy PDF application method on December 31, 2017, Grants.gov is providing this free webinar to help get you started with using Workspace.
Continue reading Register for the Grants.gov Workspace Webinar
With the Legacy PDF retirement approaching, many Grants.gov users are reaching out with questions about how to submit their first application using Workspace.
A few users are not aware that Grants.gov has developed an Online User Guide that is always just a click away.
Continue reading 7 Online User Guide Articles to Get You Started With Workspace