As we on the Grants.gov Community Blog team celebrate the holidays and look forward to what 2018 will bring, we are thankful for those of you who make up the grant community. Our ‘Workspace Wizard’ hats off to you for reading and sharing the information you find useful here.
We will return with new posts in the New Year, so (if you have not already) subscribe to the blog today to get an email when we publish the “2017 Year in Review: Federal Grant Highlights” in January. If you need your #FundingFriday fix the next two weeks, you can always go to the Search Grants tab or create funding opportunity subscriptions through the Connect tab.
Thank you, grants community, for the great response to the Grants.gov User Survey!
In August, we asked you for your honest opinions on a range of topics, and over 6,000 of you from the applicant and grantor communities shared your feedback.
- 33% of applicant responses came from nonprofit organizations
- 17% of applicant responses came from state and local governments
- Statistically significant response rates also came from 9 other groups, which are: academic institutions, individuals, small businesses, for-profit organizations, tribal organizations, public housing authorities, research institutions, faith-based organizations, and grantors
Continue reading Thank You for Your Feedback in the User Survey
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
At the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) meeting in early September, the Grants.gov team had the chance to interact with Grants.gov users from all over the country. In our conversations with those of you who attended, we heard interesting and valuable feedback about the service that Grants.gov provides. We are grateful for your open and honest input about our system and look forward to hearing more.
Continue reading Sticky Notes from the September Federal Demonstration Partnership Meeting
In case you missed us, here’s Part 2 of the question and answer session we had at the at the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Annual Conference. If you missed part 1 of the Conference Q&A, check out that blog post first.
If you have questions about Workspace, read this post and then go to the Grants.gov Online User Guide for more information.
Continue reading Conference Q&A: Your Workspace Questions Answered, Part 2
There are only three days left to respond to the Grants.gov User Survey. We want to understand how you use our website and where we can improve.
So far, we have received some thoughtful, constructive responses, but the more we hear, the better! Make your voice heard and encourage your friends and colleagues to complete the survey as well.
Continue reading You Still Have Time to Respond! Survey Closes Friday, September 22nd
On August 8, 2017, Grants.gov presented on Workspace at the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) Annual Conference to approximately 175 of you in the grants community.
Growing up, our teachers always told us, “Don’t be afraid to ask questions.” Those who made it to the presentation did not disappoint! Our teachers also often followed up with the encouragement that someone else probably has the same question. In that spirit, we are going to share questions and answers from the presentation in case you could not make it.
Where can I train and play around with Workspace to learn the functionality?
For training, start with this blog post & video to get a basic understanding of Workspace.
Continue reading Conference Q&A: Your Workspace Questions Answered, Part 1
We want to hear about your experiences with Grants.gov. Your feedback will shape future updates and improvements to Grants.gov.
For the Grants.gov team, your success is our success. So, how can Grants.gov help you succeed? Our first step is learning where we are already supporting you well and where there is room for improvement.
What do you love about the website? Are there things about it that make you cringe? How can we make your work easier? We want to hear it all!
Let us know how we are doing by responding to the Grants.gov User Survey. It takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. You have the power to shape the future of Grants.gov!
Continue reading Shape the Future of Grants.gov
This blog supports a growing community made up of applicants, grantors, and individuals who are exploring the world of federal grants – sometimes for the very first time. Here we share a few of the most recent questions and comments posed by community members and readers.
Commenting on “It’s Going Away: The Legacy PDF Application Package Will Be Retired”
“As a Grantor, what does this mean for the application packages that we download and process? Our software expects to see a zip file containing the SF424, attachments, manifest, etc. Thanks in advance for any guidance you can provide.” –Kevin
Hi Kevin, Thanks for the question! Nothing will change on your end. You will still get the same zip file containing the SF424, attachments, manifest, etc. –Grants.gov
Continue reading Recent Comments & Replies from the Grants.gov Community Blog
We had a great time talking with you all in the grants community on Twitter Tuesday. #GrantChat is a great way for grant professionals to connect, share resources, and discuss questions. We started by sharing a few bad grant puns and jokes, but also shared a number of resources:
Continue reading Tips & Highlights from #GrantChat This Week