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How to Find & Apply using Grants.gov


1. What is Grants.gov ?

• The single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant-making agencies.

• A standardized method for transmitting applications to federal sponsors.

 

o Applies to grants and cooperative agreements, not contracts.

 

o No registration required to use Grants.gov.


2. What can you do at Grants.gov ?

• Find grant opportunities.

 

o Search options for finding many funding opportunities.

 

o Grant opportunity e-mail subscriptions.

• Apply for grant opportunities.

 

o Descriptions of funding opportunities, detailed instructions on how to apply, and application packages.


3. Download and install PureEdge Viewer on your PC .

• Go to http://www.grants.gov/resources/download_software.jsp.

• PureEdge is a single user application.

• Works best with Internet Explorer.


4. First steps in preparing the Grants.gov application

• Identify the right application package on Grants.gov using Find.

• Download the application package and instructions using Apply.

• Save the application package (to a local or shared drive).

• Complete all the application forms.

• Be sure to read application instructions carefully.


5. When the application is ready for submission

• Complete the Proposal Review and Approval form

• E-mail the application to the Project Administrator for your department

 

o ORSP will conduct standard administrative review.

 

o PI and or departmental staff must make changes, if required.

• Submit to ORSP at least five (5) working days prior to the sponsor’s official published submission deadline


6. ORSP submits application to Grants.gov

• ORSP will receive e-mail from Grants.gov to confirm acceptance by Grants.gov.

• Grants.gov transmits application to the funding agency.

• Agency systems will then verify the application according to their business rules.

 

o If errors, the proposal will need to go back through step 5.

• PIs and ORSP will receive e-mails regarding the status of the proposal from the agency.

A link to Grants.gov.