Grant seekers can now easily access information on, and apply for, thousands of federal grants through one secure Internet source managed by the federal government. One hundred percent of grant opportunities offered by all 26 federal grant-making agencies and many federal commissions are now available through www.grants.gov.
Grants.gov enables grant-making agencies and the grant community to come together to make grants management easier and more efficient for everyone. State, local and tribal governments, colleges and universities, research institutions, non-profits (i.e., BVARI) and other organizations will now have the ability to find more than $500 billion in grants annually, from more than 1,000 different grant programs at one online location.
The search capabilities that are built into the website make finding grants faster and researching grants more efficient. By subscribing to the Grant Notices update service, when new grants matching your specified interests are posted, email notifications and/or RSS feeds are sent to the subscriber—including the title, the agency name and a link which can take them right to the grant. These features make keeping on top of newly available grants of interest to grant applicant organizations a matter of minutes a day.
The Grants.gov application process eliminates the need to learn and comply with multiple agency-specific system requirements. BVARI has registered with grants.gov which is all that is needed to apply to all federal grant opportunities. Additionally, electronic applications that can be downloaded to any computer, online user support tools and personalized assistance from a dedicated Grants.gov Contact Center customer support team, all come together– making it easier to apply for grants. However, any problems that you may encounter while working with grants.gov may be easily answered by the BVARI Sponsored Programs office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The BVARI Sponsored Programs team is most willing to help you with providing templates and the exact information required on some of the standardized templates. Additionally, they have a list of those items that you are required to complete for either a prime submission or a sub-award and a project timeline type Gantt chart that will keep you on track for managing your grant submission.
You can find out more about Grants.gov by visiting the website at www.grants.gov.
We look forward to helping you with your submissions and please do not hesitate to contact the BVARI office for assistance.
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