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The charter of Grants.gov, one of 24 President’s Management Agenda E-Government initiatives, is to provide a simple, unified electronic storefront for interactions between grant applicants and the Federal agencies that manage grant funds. There are 26 Federal grant-making agencies and over 900 individual grant programs that award over $350 billion in grants each year. The grant community, including state, local and tribal governments, academia and research institutions, and not-for-profits, need only visit one website, Grants.gov, to access the annual grant funds available across the Federal government. For an overview of Grants.gov, please review our Vision and Goals (.pdf). In short, Grants.gov provides:

  • A single source for finding grant opportunities.
  • A standardized manner of locating and learning more about funding opportunities.
  • A single, secure and reliable source for applying for Federal grants online.
  • A simplified grant application process with reduction of paperwork.
  • A unified interface for all agencies to announce their grant opportunities, and for all grant applicants to find and apply for those opportunities.

In addition to simplifying the grant application process, Grants.gov also creates avenues for consolidation and best practices within each grant-making agency. Grant-making Agencies and Grants.gov Partners (.pdf) provides a list of Grant-making agencies and Grants.gov partners.

Included in the About Us section is information about the Grants.gov Program Management Office and Program news. You will also find our Accessibility Compliance Statement, as well as information on how to Contact Grants.gov. See the Welcome from Secretary Thompson to learn more about what HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson has to say about Grants.gov. Access the above links or those on the left side of the screen to learn more.

Be sure to visit the Grants.gov Communications page to access a range of tools and resources that can be used to further disseminate information about Grants.gov.