started with Grants.gov is easy!
- There are two key features on the site: Find Grant Opportunities
and Apply for Grants. Everything else on the site is designed to
support these two features and your use of them. While you can begin
searching for grant opportunities for which you would like to apply
immediately, it is recommended that you complete the remaining Get
Started steps sooner rather than later, so that when you find an
opportunity for which you would like to apply, you are ready to
go. Click on any of the steps listed below or on the left navigation
bar to access more detailed information.
- Prior to submitting grant applications through Grants.gov, it
is recommended that your organization identify key roles required
for the submission process. Click Key Roles (.doc) for an overview
of the roles and responsibilities required for the Grants.gov submission
process. The following checklists can help guide your organization
through the one-time registration process required for submitting
- In order to register with the Central Contractor Registry, a requirement
for registering with Grants.gov, your organization will need a Data
Universal Number System (DUNS) number. A DUNS number is a unique
nine-character identification number provided by the commercial
company Dun & Bradstreet (D&B).
- Your organization will need to be registered with Central Contractor
Registry (CCR) before you can submit a grant application through
Grants.gov. When your organization registers with the CCR, you will
be required to designate an E-Business Point of Contact. This individual
will become the sole authority of the organization with the capability
of designating, or revoking, an individual’s ability to submit grant
applications on behalf of their organization through Grants.gov.
Provider - The Credential Provider for Grants.gov is Operational
Research Consultants (ORC). When you register with ORC, you will
receive a username and password, which you will need to Register
with Grants.gov as an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR).
As an AOR, you will be authorized to submit grant applications through
Grants.gov on behalf of your organization. Note that the eBusiness
Point of Contact for your organization will need to assign these
rights to you once you have registered with Grants.gov. Registering
with a Credential Provider is a simple process.
- Grants.gov provides organizations with the ability to search for
Federal government-wide grant opportunities. The Office of Federal
Financial Management recently issued a policy directive (.pdf) requiring
that all Federal agencies post grant opportunities online as of
November 7. Click the Search Grant Synopses link to begin your search.
- Do you have the Funding Opportunity and/or CFDA number of the
grant for which you want to apply? You need it to download a grant
application and apply for a grant. If you have the Funding opportunity
and/or CFDA number, you are ready to download the application package
and begin the process to apply for grants through Grants.gov.
- This site allows organizations to electronically find and apply
for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making
agencies. Navigation of the site is simple. Use the colored tabs
and links at the top of the screen to access primary sections of
the site and links on the left side of the screen to access content
within each section.
- This is a FREE, confidential tool that helps you find government
benefits you may be eligible to receive.