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 .
• 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.