After looking back on 2017, we now look forward to 2018. As the Grants.gov program, we are designing forward with the guiding principles of simplify, support, and strategize. What does that mean for this next year?
#1 Increased Commitment to Learning from Grants Community
Grants.gov is committed to improving its service to you, the federal grants community, by transforming itself into a more user-friendly system for years to come. We cannot do that without listening to you.
Continue reading What Is the Plan? Grants.gov In 2018
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
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
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
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
A critical part of registering as an applicant organization with Grants.gov involves entering a DUNS number – or obtaining one before proceeding.
A DUNS number is a unique nine-character number that Grants.gov and other programs use to identify your organization. For example, the federal government uses the DUNS number to track how federal money is allocated. Applicants doing business with the federal government can get one for free through Dun and Bradstreet (D&B).
In 2018, the D&B contract with the federal government’s General Services Administration (GSA) expires, and the GSA has released a Request for Information (RFI) for government-wide entity identification and validation services.
Continue reading Share Your Feedback on the General Services Administration’s RFI for ‘Government-Wide Entity Identification and Validation Services’