How Do I Download, Complete & Upload a Workspace Form? #ReplyAll

The Grants.gov Support Center helps a lot of you resolve problems and complete your federal grant applications before the deadline. One of the most common questions the Support Center gets is how to use Workspace forms.

Below are general steps to answer that question. “General” because the steps below depend on whether you are filling out a webform or a PDF version of the form—you get to choose. Since this is the most common Workspace-related question to the Support Center, we know many of you have no problem creating a workspace since the forms are only accessible through that.

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4 Ways to Learn Grants with Grants.gov [Video]

Today, Grants.gov supports a growing community of applicants, grantors, and others interested in learning more about federal grant eligibility.

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We’re Listening: Introducing the New ‘Reply All’ Blog Series on Blog.Grants.gov

The Reply All blog series addresses your questions and feedback received on Grants.gov’s various platforms – including Search, Workspace, Blog.Grants.gov, Twitter, and YouTube – that may be relevant to a wider user audience. This is the first post in the series.

Q: I noticed the Grantor Validation tab in your Workspace videos, but I don’t see it in the workspace I’m applying with. What is it and why am I not seeing it?

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Applicants who have access to the Preview Grantor Validation tab are able to preview the errors and warnings their application package would encounter from the grant-making agency. This preview feature compares the current state of your application package against the validations in the grant-making agency’s grants system.

However, this Workspace feature must be “turned on” by the grant-making agency funding the grant for which you are applying.

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Grants.gov Training Videos Updated for Release 15.3

With every Grants.gov release, our training videos and online user guide also get a refresh so that applicants always have the latest tutorials at their fingertips.

Release 15.3, in particular, brought significant updates to our Learning Workspace Video Series and our Quick Clicks Video Series, including updated screenshots, helpful reminders, and a design refresh.

Browse the following list of updated videos and bookmark this post, or the Grants.gov Applicant Tools and Tips page, so they’ll be at the ready when you’re preparing your next federal grant application:

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New Grant Events and Trainings Page on the Blog

To improve our service to you, the grants community, we have added a Grant Events and Trainings page to the blog.

Bookmark the events page and check back periodically to find out about upcoming conferences, workshops, and other events.

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Share This Video and Help Us Grow the Grants.gov Community Blog

In May of this year, we launched the Grants.gov Community Blog from scratch.  Every week has brought new growth in article views and in blog subscribers. Many of you who are reading this post in your email have been with us from the beginning – thank you!

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Video: How to Locate Federal Grant Forecasts on Grants.gov

The next time you search for federal grants on Grants.gov, check the Forecasted option under the Opportunity Status heading on the Search page. (See screenshot below.)

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This will allow you to browse projected funding opportunities weeks or months before they are officially posted. The Forecast feature is a great way to get a head start on preparing your next application.

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How to Create a Workspace and Start Your Grant Application

Previous posts have highlighted the benefits of using the Grants.gov Workspace feature and provided example cases that illustrate those benefits in real-world situations.

If you’re ready to give Workspace a try, the only thing that remains is to create a workspace for the funding opportunity for which you want to apply.

This video walks you through the process.

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