The folks at Grants.gov recently posted a nice summary of the steps involved in getting registered to submit applications via their system. I’ve copied that post below:
In order to apply for a Federal grant, you will need to take a number of steps to register in order to successfully submit your grant application on time.
Registration may seem like a daunting process, but here are some handy guides and instructions to help you along the way.
- If you are registering for the first time with Grants.gov , here is a handy checklist.
- If you are an eBiz Point of Contact, another handy checklist.
- Here is a great animated tutorial about the registration process from DUNS to the Central Contractor Registration to Grants.gov.
- Don’t know who your eBiz POC is? Do a simple search by using your DUNS number here.
Additional guides, FAQs, and animated tutorials are available on the Applicant Resources
page of our website.
In addition to this, they also recently posted an updated form and guidance
for registering System-to-System
certificates with Grants.gov.
Worth noting… the General Services Administration, which is responsible for many of the backend systems we all cherish like CFDA, ORCA, CCR, and so forth, is embarking on a project to update all of those and consolidate them into a single portal – SAM – the System for Award Management
. The first results from that project are expected to appear May 2012 when updated versions of CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS are expected to debut via SAM.