There are several features available on this web site.
CENTRAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRY
There is a Central Contractor registry available through Grants.gov which can be used by organizations wishing to apply for
funds online. The organization wishing to apply for funds enters its organization information here. If the grant is funded,
paperless payments can be initiated through electronic funds transfer (EFT). The link for the registry is: http://www.grants.gov/CCRRegister
Click here to go to the Contractor Registry:
FIND GRANT OPPORTUNITIES:
At http://www.grants.gov/Find you will find information on all federal grants. Beginning on November 7, 2003, all federal
agencies offering grants must list them on Grants.gov. The Search Grant Synopses link (http://www.grants.gov/FindGrantOpportunities)
allows the user to enter key words to search the grants database. When you find a synopsis of a grant that appears relevant
to your purposes, you write down the Funding Opportunity number of CFDA number listed for that grant. You then go to the
Download Application Packages screen (https://apply.grants.gov/forms_apps_idx.html), enter the number you have recorded on
that screen, and download your grant application.
Click here to find grant opportunities:
Click here to download application packages:
COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PACKAGE
The application package can be completed offline, making it possible for the tasks in grant writing to be divided among the
members of a team. The application package includes application instructions, but there are also agency instructions that
you download separately. The relevant web link is: http://www.grants.gov/CompleteApplication
Click here to go to the "Complete Application Package" page:
SUBMIT THE APPLICATION PACKAGE
When the application has been completed, the "submit application" link becomes active, and you can submit your proposal
online. A tracking number will be supplied to you after the proposal is submitted. The "submit application package"
information is available at: http://www.grants.gov/SubmitApplication
Click here to submit the application package:
A classroom exercise or field education student assignment is to have individual students or groups of students write grant
proposals. If the students can be linked with an existing community organization seeking funds, they can write a real proposal,
work with the agency to submit it, and then track the progress of the proposal and (hopefully) have the satisfaction of receiving
a grant award. Otherwise, the application can be completed as a classroom/field education exercise just to give students
the opportunity to learn about grant writing.
The first step would be for students to research available funding sources on Grants.gov. by selecting a keyword and the
searching the database of available grants. Students could then download the application package and agency instructions
for the grant they believe to be most relevant to the focus the agency or group has chosen. The groups could then divide
the grant application's components among themselves to share the workload of developing the grant proposal.
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