The time has come to bid a final goodbye to the Legacy PDF Application Package. After March 31, 2017, Grants.gov will no longer accept Legacy PDF submissions.
Going forward, Grants.gov users should apply by creating a workspace on the View Grant Opportunity page of the desired grant. For first time users, try the basic approach to Workspace:
We have posted below a recording of a recent webinar demonstration that walks you step by step through the application process.
Continue reading Grants.gov Workspace & Goodbye to Legacy PDF
With the retirement of the Legacy PDF Package on December 31, 2017, Grants.gov saw an influx of new applicant users registering accounts and preparing to submit their first application using Grants.gov Workspace.
If you’re one of these applicants who are new to Grants.gov Workspace, we encourage you to watch and bookmark the video embedded below.
Continue reading Video: How to Create a Grants.gov Workspace & Begin Work on Your Application
The retirement of the Legacy PDF Application Package and the applicant migration to Grants.gov Workspace are bringing many new users to the system.
As a result, some of you may find our Introduction to Grants.gov video series – recently refreshed – particularly helpful.
Continue reading New to Grants.gov? Watch Our ‘Intro to Grants.gov’ Videos
As of late, the question we receive most often here at the Community Blog goes something like this:
As of December 31, we need to begin applying for federal grants using Grants.gov Workspace. What do I need to do in order to transition my organization to the new application method?
You might be surprised to learn that the answer to this question for most is quite simple: Nothing.
There is no special action you need to take – or magic button you need to click – in order to transition your organization to Grants.gov’s Workspace method of applying for a federal grant.
Continue reading Relax, Applying with Workspace Is Easier Than You Think
On December 5th and 7th Grants.gov held town hall-style webinars so that users could have their questions answered about Grants.gov Workspace and the upcoming retirement of the Legacy PDF application method.
What follows is a summary of the discussion during the two webinars.
In some cases, questions have been combined to minimize repetition. Also, we have added links to relevant training resources where applicable to shorten those answers.
The full video recording, available here and embedded below, is from the Dec. 7th webinar.
Continue reading Questions and Answers from Grants.gov’s Town Hall Webinars
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
When applicants registered with Grants.gov prior to Release 16.1, they were required to enter a DUNS Number as part of the registration process.
Today, this is no longer the case. Applicants can opt to register a Grants.gov account without a DUNS number.
Continue reading Video: Grants.gov’s New Registration Process
On Twitter, email, and the Community Blog (you’re here now), Grants.gov users regularly ask us about using Workspace to apply for federal grants.
Here we collect a few of the most pressing questions and embed a concise video answer for each.
How Do I Add Participants Who Are Outside My Organization?
This video in the Quick Clicks series explains how users of Grants.gov’s Workspace can add participants who are not part of their own organization.
Continue reading You Asked, We Answered (in 46 Seconds or Less)
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
The U.S. federal government is in the midst of an effort to fix inconsistencies in the terminology used across federal financial assistance application forms. The home for the newly “harmonized” terms is the Common Data Element Repository Library, or CDER Library.
Over the years, synonymous data elements on federal grant forms have sometimes been used interchangeably. For example, forms from different systems and applications have listed “address” as “Street 1”, as “Address Line 1” or as “Street Address Line 1”.
Continue reading ‘Harmonizing’ U.S. Federal Grant Terminology