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The Grants Learning Center is your gateway to the federal grants world. Bookmark this page and participate in our growing communities on Blog.Grants.gov and Twitter (@grantsdotgov).

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Upcoming Releases: Improving Your Grants.gov Experience

11/1/2023 1:00 PM

Grants.gov now has a new look and improved features! Following the recent maintenance period, Grants.gov now provides an intuitive and responsive user experience aligned with United States Web Design System (USWDS) standards.

While our October release brought you a new look and feel, we are aware that some features still need attention. To address these issues and make your experience even better, we will be rolling out a series of releases over the next few months.


Experience the Improved Grants.gov!

10/17/2023 3:15 PM

The Grants.gov web interface will be improved to provide a more intuitive and responsive user experience with upgraded security and enhanced navigation. The website will align with the United States Web Design System (USWDS), a federal standard to provide accessible and mobile-friendly websites to all users. It will be clearly identified as an official U.S. government website with a banner at the top denoting it as such. While Grants.gov content will remain the same, it will feel more user-friendly, fresh, and modern.


Grant, the Grants.gov Chatbot, can help you find the answers you need.

7/6/2023 2:20 PM

Grants.gov always looks for new ways to serve its users and improve their experience. In 2020, Grants.gov implemented a new self-service help tool – Grant, the Grants.gov chatbot. Recently, a new and improved version of the chatbot was implemented with revisions based on user feedback. You are invited to test it out and provide feedback we will use to develop the next version.


Unlock the Mystery of the Gray “Apply” Button: Four Scenarios.

6/8/2023 4:40 PM

Have you ever encountered a situation on Grants.gov when the "Apply" button is grayed out and unresponsive for a funding opportunity? If so, you need to know how to ensure you're able to apply for funding opportunities. This blog post summarizes why the "Apply" button may be grayed out and offers guidance for when this occurs.


How to Manage Your Passwords in Grants.gov

3/22/2023 1:41 PM

As an applicant using Grants.gov, it’s crucial you manage your Grants.gov and Login.gov passwords effectively. In this blog post, we provide tips and advice on keeping your account secure, using and resetting your passwords, and using your password to log into the Grants.gov mobile application and website.


Community Videos

The Introduction to Grants.gov Video Series covers the complete Grants.gov application process, from registering and creating a Grants.gov account to finding funding opportunities and completing an application package.

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