Grant Writing Basics: How to Start Working on Future Funding Opportunities

As with many projects in life, it is best to begin your planning and writing as early as you can. When applying for federal grants, the OMB Uniform Guidance sets forth a 30 to 60 day range for federal funding opportunities to be open:

“(b) The Federal awarding agency must generally make all funding opportunities available for application for at least 60 calendar days. The Federal awarding agency may make a determination to have a less than 60 calendar day availability period but no funding opportunity should be available for less than 30 calendar days unless exigent circumstances require as determined by the Federal awarding agency head or delegate.” §200.203(b)

A reasonable follow-up question to this is what to do if you would like to begin working on a grant application more than two months in advance.

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Search, Subscribe, and Share from the Grants.gov App

With the new Grants.gov mobile app (on Google Play and Apple’s App Store), it is easier than ever to quickly search for, subscribe to, and share federal funding opportunities on the go.

Got a couple of minutes before your next meeting? Waiting in line for coffee?

Open the Grants.gov app & run a quick search for grants on the topic of your choice. You can even segment your search by funding provider.

Quick Search screen of the Grants.gov Mobile App. Enter a keyword to search.

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Download the Grants.gov Mobile App

Now you can easily search for federal grant opportunities on your mobile device and setup different notifications—for new grants that meet your saved search criteria or changes to grants you are interested in. The official Grants.gov Mobile App is available for download today from Apple’s App Store or from Google Play.

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Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Official Grants.gov Mobile App (Coming Soon)

In late April, Grants.gov will release a mobile app that gives applicants convenient access to search and notification tools when they are away from their desk. The app will be available on both the Google Play and iTunes app stores.

Search by keyword, CFDA number, or agency code

While you won’t be able to apply for a grant from within the app, you will be able to do the following: Continue reading Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Official Grants.gov Mobile App (Coming Soon)

Video: Grants.gov’s New Saved Search Management Features

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

#FundingFriday: Sorting through the 250+ New Grants in November

We are just 10 days into November, and federal grant-making agencies have posted over 250 new funding opportunity announcements (FOA) on Grants.gov.

We all know winter is coming, so let’s find a nice FOA to cozy up with next to the fireplace.

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