A Quick Guide to Navigating Grants.gov's Workspace

You’ve done it! Your organization has a DUNS number and - if you're a nonprofit - a letter of determination. You’ve successfully registered with SAM and Grants.gov. You’re finally ready to start applying for federal grants. Now, how exactly does one do this? By using the amazing Workspace program available on Grants.gov

All About Workspaces
Grants.gov Workspace is the standard platform for organizations or individuals to apply for federal grants. A workspace allows a grant team to access and edit different forms within an application simultaneously. Forms can be filled out online or using physical copies - which ever way is best for you and your team! (Please note- many federal agencies try to minimize the use of paper in the grant writing and administration process. Not all forms will be available to print.)
 
Applicants can also tailor their application workflow using three different approaches: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced....
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How to Register with Grants.gov in 8 Easy Steps

First, you acquired a DUNS number. Next, you received your letter of determination. Finally, you registered on SAM. This means you’re ready to start applying for federal grants, right? Well, not quite. There’s still one more step.  
 
Before you apply for federal grants, you need to register an account with Grants.gov. This amazing website provides a centralized location that makes finding and applying for federal funding opportunities faster, easier, and more cost-effective for grant seekers. As of today, Grants.gov houses information on more than 1,000 grant programs and vets applications for all 26 grant-awarding federal agencies within the system. 
 
Sounds great! How do I sign up? 
To register an account with Grants.gov,  you should first have all of your organization’s necessary information ready at your fingertips. Honestly, if you come prepared, the registration process can be completed in a matter of minutes. And whether...
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5 Reasons to Register with SAM Right Away

Great news! If your organization has acquired a DUNS number and received its determination letter from the IRS, you are already in possession of the two most commonly required pieces of information when applying for grants. However, if you plan to seek federal funding you’re not quite ready just yet. Now is the time to register with SAM. 

Before applying for federal grants, your organization will be required to register with the System for Award Management, aka SAM. SAM is an online, government-wide application. Its purpose is to collect, validate, store, and publicize business information about the federal government’s trading partners. This information pertains to contract awards, grants, and electronic payment processes. 
 
Why do you need to be registered with SAM? Well, here are five reasons worth mentioning. 
  1.  It is required.
    If your organization plans to
    have contracts with the federal government, you will not be able to do so until...
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