#FundingFriday: Top 5 Most Viewed Grants of Last 2 Weeks

These federal funding opportunities have been viewed thousands of times over the last two weeks by prospective grant applicants. Are you ready to apply for these?

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What Is a Grant Manager? (Part 1) Federal Agencies

To make sure grants are awarded and implemented effectively, grant managers perform a wide range of duties. As a result, the job title “grant manager” can refer to many different job responsibilities depending on the size and type of an organization as well as the size and type of a grant.

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Before distinguishing between specific types of organizations or grants, there is a higher-level distinction to make when answering the question, “What is a grant manager?” These grant professionals, after all, can be found at both grant-making organizations and at grant recipient organizations.

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Teaming Up on a Federal Grant Application in Grants.gov Workspace

Every organization is going to approach Grants.gov Workspace a little differently when applying for a federal grant. Some applicants take advantage of Grants.gov’s system-to-system functionality. Others prefer to have a single person submitting grant applications. Most applicants, though, work with a team to apply for a grant.

Tricia, Nico and Lin apply for federal grants as a team using Grants.gov Workspace

The following scenario illustrates how a team of three applicants might work together to apply using Workspace.

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Grants.gov FY2016 Annual Report Highlights

Last year brought a lot of changes and enhancements to the Grants.gov program, and you can find detailed information and statistics in the Grants.gov Annual Report for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016.

If you don’t have time to read through the full report, here are a few key highlights from FY16:

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Defining Grants.gov Workspace Roles and Access Levels

If you are just now beginning to use Workspace, Grants.gov’s online application method, you may want to take advantage of the range of roles and access levels available to your team.

Our recent roles series is a great place to start learning about each role’s place in the Workspace workflow.

Below is a brief list of role and access definitions that you can bookmark and return to when setting up a workspace, assigning roles or access levels, or adding participants:

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#FundingFriday – Top 5 Most Viewed Grants in March 2017

Which grants are people looking at? Here is a list of the top 5 most viewed grant opportunities so far in the month of March.

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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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Roles for Applying with Workspace #3: AORs Submit

Before your organization can receive a federal grant, you must first submit the grant application (among many other things, of course). This is why the Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) role in Grants.gov is important.

A user with the AOR role is authorized to submit applications on behalf of the organization. When the E-Business Point of Contact (EBiz POC) assigns the AOR role to a user, the Manage Workspace role is automatically added as well.

Submitting a Workspace as a Team

If we continue to think of each workspace team as a basketball team, the team member with the AOR role is like the go-to scorer—the person who has the ball in clutch moments at the end of the game.

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#FundingFriday: Grants from the Department of Agriculture, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, NASA and More

This week, more than 80 federal grants were posted on Grants.gov by government agencies. Visit Grants.gov Search to browse the latest funding opportunity announcements. Below are a few highlights from the Department of Agriculture, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Defense, NASA and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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1. Department of Agriculture – Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG)

The purpose of the CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies while leveraging the federal investment in environmental enhancement and protection, in conjunction with agricultural and forestry production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems and innovative approaches (such as market-based systems) into policy, technical manuals, guides and references or to the private sector.

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Grant Writing Basics: Look for the Little Details

Planning and completing a grant application is a lot of work, so in the rush to meet the application deadline it can be easy to overlook little details. That is why it is important to identify all requirements listed in the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) near the beginning of the process (even if it does not seem like a big deal).

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Examples of “Little” Details (that are actually important)

These are specific examples of requirements for certain FOAs—these are NOT requirements for all grant applications.

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