It’s Going Away: The Legacy PDF Application Package Will Be Retired.

The legacy PDF application package will be retired on December 31, 2017.

If you don’t know what that means and missed our previous blog posts here and here, or the Grants.gov Notices page, here’s a quick summary:

In the past, applicants have downloaded and filled out a single, big, stitched PDF application package that contained all the forms (i.e., the “legacy PDF application package”). To work as a team, you had to email the file back-and-forth while making sure all are using the same exact version of Adobe software. Continue reading It’s Going Away: The Legacy PDF Application Package Will Be Retired.

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 Training Videos Updated for Release 15.3

With every Grants.gov release, our training videos and online user guide also get a refresh so that applicants always have the latest tutorials at their fingertips.

Release 15.3, in particular, brought significant updates to our Learning Workspace Video Series and our Quick Clicks Video Series, including updated screenshots, helpful reminders, and a design refresh.

Browse the following list of updated videos and bookmark this post, or the Grants.gov Applicant Tools and Tips page, so they’ll be at the ready when you’re preparing your next federal grant application:

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Share This Video and Help Us Grow the Grants.gov Community Blog

In May of this year, we launched the Grants.gov Community Blog from scratch.  Every week has brought new growth in article views and in blog subscribers. Many of you who are reading this post in your email have been with us from the beginning – thank you!

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Video: How to Locate Federal Grant Forecasts on Grants.gov

The next time you search for federal grants on Grants.gov, check the Forecasted option under the Opportunity Status heading on the Search page. (See screenshot below.)

Forecasted opportunities

This will allow you to browse projected funding opportunities weeks or months before they are officially posted. The Forecast feature is a great way to get a head start on preparing your next application.

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Video: How Grants.gov Workspace Optimizes the Application Experience for Teams

For many organizations, completing a federal grant application takes a team effort. Grants.gov knows this and added its Workspace feature, in part, to optimize the user experience for applicants working as a team.

Since its launch in October 2015, the feature has been gaining traction within the federal grant community. Continue reading Video: How Grants.gov Workspace Optimizes the Application Experience for Teams

Video: Federal Grant Forecasts Coming Soon to Grants.gov

We like to know tomorrow’s weather in advance so that we can plan out our day.

Wouldn’t it also be nice to know what federal grants are coming before they are actually posted?

Grants.gov is introducing its new Forecast feature with Release 15.2, giving Grantors the option to publish planned grant funding opportunities so that Applicants can get a head-start on preparing their applications.

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