Registration Part 2: What? Where? How?
Grants.gov and Other Registrations
Angie Juban | June 27, 2023
WAIT - There are more registrations? I just finished Sam.gov/UEI!
So - you have completed the SAM.gov registration process and received your Unique-Entity Identification. Remember this registration must be updated annually to remain in good standing and for your entity to be eligible to receive any federal funding.
GRANTS.GOV? What is that?
Many competitive grant opportunities through the federal government are submitted through this web portal. Most of the Federal grant funding opportunities can be found on this website.
Found a funding opportunity? You need to register with grants.gov.
If you have followed Part 1 of this series, you now have a SAM.gov registration and a UEI.
Your organization’s E-Business Points of Contact (EBiz POC) must:
1. Create a Grants.gov account with the same email address as used in SAM.gov for EBiz POC.
- email address;
- phone number; and
- organization name.
In addition, you will need to create an account with Login.gov* if you do not have one already. You will create a username and password and link your Grants.gov account with your Login.gov account.
2. Add a profile with Grants.gov using the UEI obtained from SAM.gov
3. The EBiz POC can then delegate administrative roles to other users.
Once roles are assigned you are ready to Create a Workspace and Apply for a Federal Grant.
*Login.gov - What is that?
Login.gov is a secure sign in service used by the public to sign in to participating government agencies. Participating agencies will ask you to create a Login.gov account to securely access your information on their website or application.
You can use the same username and password to access any agency that partners with Login.gov. This streamlines your process and eliminates the need to remember multiple usernames and passwords. Some portals that use Login.gov include Grants.gov, EERE, OCED, and SAM.gov
Heads Up! Not all grants are submitted in grants.gov
This is a quick overview of other granting portals that you might run into as you pursue Federal Funding. Other Registrations to be aware of:
FEMA GO – An application website for Federal Emergency Management Agency
ND Grants – Another FEMA website that covers Non-Disaster Grants
EDA – EDGE Portal – Economic Development Agency has a new submission portal hosted on their own website. Their grants are no longer submitted through the Grants.gov portal.
JustGrants – A Department of Justice Website that hosts funding opportunities AND the portal for submission of a variety of DOJ funding opportunities.
RD Apply – A USDA Rural Development submission portal.
SAMHSA – ERA ASSIST - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration requires multiple registrations for submission of their grants. The link below walks you through the process.
ERA Commons – A registration/portal required by the National Institutes of Health.
Small Business Administration – Some funding opportunities require a registration of the entity through the Small Business Administration.
eBRAP – A Department of Defense website (Electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal) to support submission of Biomedical Research Applications through the DOD.
FedConnect – Required after awards are made but also sometimes used to communicate information on federal contracts or FAQ responses.
Contact CFS for more guidance on how to get grant-ready!