Tag Archives: Grants.gov

Time Is Running Out Before Grants.gov’s Full Transition to Workspace

In case you haven’t realized it yet, it’s now December and the clock is ticking. No, we’re not talking about meeting the deadline for getting your holiday shopping done. In the grants community, the end of the month is when…

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Grants.gov Presents New Website Design

If you haven’t been to the Grants.gov website in a while, you can expect a few changes the next time to visit the site. Grants.gov now has a new homepage design aimed at providing better access to information by its…

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White House Launches Grants Site for Asian American Community

In today’s age of specializing to target audiences, here’s a new twist. We recently came across a new grants and resources website offered under the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The site aims to provide tools…

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A Personal View of Grantseeking During the Federal Shutdown

In case you noticed last week that the posts to Funding Attractions were somewhat sparse, there was good reason. We here at Thompson were converting our networks with those of our new owner, Columbia Books and Information Services, based in…

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Are Computers Really Making Our Lives Easier?

If you have been one of our valued followers of this blog, you will have no doubt run across one of our many posts on the System for Award Management, otherwise known as SAM.gov. One thing we’ve tried to emphasize…

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Alert! Grants.gov Requires File Naming Conventions

Just when you think you’ve got the system down pat, something changes. Take note!

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How Is Grants Administration Like a Funnel?

During my recent one-on-one interview with former Grants Policy Committee co-chairman Tom Cooley, which will be featured in a two-part article in upcoming issues of the Federal Grants Management Handbook, he brought up a critical point that makes each grant unique,…

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L/SFR Sneak Peek: GAO Outlines Suggestions to Improve Grants.gov Operations

(This story is excerpted from the May 23 Local/State Funding Report.) According to a recently released report from the Government Accountability Office, Grants.gov faces funding and governance challenges that adversely impact the site’s operations. Specifically, GAO said the initiative is…

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Grants.gov Seeks Feedback on Tweaks to SF-424 Forms by 3/24

According to a March 7 post on the Grants Management Line of Business’ Grants World Blog, the Department of Health and Human Services recently solicited public comments on reinstatement and proposed changes to five forms in the 424 “family” of …

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Grants Systems and the Aircraft Carrier

What’s the old saw about turning around an aircraft carrier and change not happening overnight? Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the U.S.S. Federal Government.

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