If you have followed this blog for more than a week, you have heard about Grants.gov Workspace—the standard federal grants application method on Grants.gov.
For those of you federal grant managers out there, you also know how much work goes into developing and posting a funding opportunity announcement (FOA). In addition to all the programmatic and financial information and requirements, there are also the nuts-and-bolts how-to instructions to guide applicants in responding and applying for the grant.
Continue reading Updated Instructions for Grantors to Include in Funding Opportunity Announcements
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
Which funding opportunities are getting the most looks by you and other prospective grant applicants? Through the first 10 days of August, here are the 5 most viewed grants posted by different grant-making agencies:
Continue reading #FundingFriday: Top 5 Most Viewed Grants in August (So Far)
Nearly every week, 50 or more new grant opportunities are posted to Grants.gov by federal grant-making agencies. Each of these grants aims to support a specific government objective – such as protecting our parks, funding research and development, or strengthening underserved communities.
This new blog series spotlights the federal grant-making agencies and the causes to which they are dedicated in service to the general public.
Continue reading Grant Agency Spotlight: U.S. Department of Education
The passage of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) has unlocked a wider array of U.S. government spending data for public consumption. Among the beneficiaries of this data are federal grant applicants and the new beta version of USAspending.gov. (Note: The data is still being migrated, so more historical data is available here.)
How Could This Data Help?
Continue reading Using USAspending.gov Data for Grant Applications
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
There are lots of online resources available for those new to federal grants as well as for those that are more experienced. Grants.gov Community Blog and the #grantchat community on Twitter are focused on bringing those resources to you.
Today, GrantChat.org has invited us to be a guest on their weekly #grantchat Twitter discussion. Here is a preview of today’s chat discussion topics:
Continue reading Join Grants.gov on #GrantChat Today at Noon!
Federal grants fund a variety of public-serving missions, which includes many ways to support all children’s education, health, and development. Below are funding opportunities posted this week that support these causes.
Continue reading #FundingFriday – Grants that Care for Children
While many of us celebrated Independence Day, some of you all were working hard on federal grant applications. Here’s the top 4 most viewed federal grant opportunities so far in July.
Continue reading #FundingFriday – 4 Most Viewed Grants During 4th of July Week
Applicant teams sometimes bring on outside contributors and consultants to assist with their federal grant application. Until recently, these outside users needed to create a Grants.gov account for every applicant organization they assist – meaning that some users had to juggle dozens of separate accounts.
However, in June, Grants.gov eliminated this burden. Now, a single user account can be associated with workspaces across multiple organizations.
Watch this video to learn more about the arrival of this much-requested feature:
Continue reading New Applicant Feature: How to Add Outside Users to a Workspace