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									Grants.gov and the EDA
  Single Application




            December 15, 2008
   Why was the single application
           developed?
• Prompted by a Congressional mandate that all
  Federal agencies post grant opportunities on
  Grants.gov by Oct. 1, 2006, and allow applicants
  to apply via Grants.gov by Oct. 1, 2007
  -- Grants.gov was designed for a single step
  application process
  -- ED-900A and ED-900P were not in a screen-
  fillable format, which made the process
  cumbersome and particularly difficult for applicants
  without scanners
  -- ED-900A and ED-900P contained many
  redundant questions, especially for non-construction
  applicants
  How does the single application
  affect the grant award process?
• No awards can be made based on receipt
  of ED-900P/A after Nov. 1, 2008
• Instead of “inviting an application” EDA
  determined that a proposed project “merits
  further consideration” and requests
  supplementary materials, as listed on
  page 3 of the ED-900
Find EDA Funding Opportunities on
           Grants.gov
• Basic Search
  --Can search by CFDA number or FON
• Search by Agency
  --Choose Department of Commerce
  --Click on Agency column heading to sort
  by Agency
  What are applicants‟ options for
submitting an application package?
• Electronic download, completion, and submission
   --Requires Adobe Acrobat version 8.1.2 or higher (EDA
   recommends version 8.1.3) and Grants.gov user ID and password
   --Must download package from Grants.gov
• Electronic download and completion and hardcopy submission
 --Requires Adobe Acrobat version 8.1.2 or higher (EDA recommends
   version 8.1.3)
 --Must download package from Grants.gov
• Hardcopy completion/submission
   --May download forms from Grants.gov or, in extenuating
   circumstances, request a paper copy from the appropriate EDA
   regional office
   Downloading a Screen-Fillable EDA
  Application Package from Grants.gov

• Step #1—Go to
  http://www.grants.gov/applicants/apply_for
  _grants.jsp
• Step #2—Click on “Download an
  Application Package” (see next slide for
  screenshot)
 Downloading a Screen-Fillable EDA
Application Package from Grants.gov
   Downloading a Screen-Fillable EDA
  Application Package from Grants.gov

• Step #3—Enter EITHER the CFDA number or
  Funding Opportunity Number (FON) in the
  appropriate field
  --If you are unsure of the CFDA or FON, return
  to Grants.gov‟s „Find‟ feature at
  http://www07.grants.gov/applicants/find_grant_o
  pportunities.jsp (see slide #4)
• Step #4—Click on the [Download Package]
  button (see next slide for screenshot)
 Downloading a Screen-Fillable EDA
Application Package from Grants.gov
   Downloading a Screen-Fillable EDA
  Application Package from Grants.gov
• Step #5—Click on „download‟ (see below)
   Downloading a Screen-Fillable EDA
  Application Package from Grants.gov
• Step #6—Click on „Download Application Instructions‟
  and read these carefully; then click on „Download
  Application Package‟ (see below)
    Downloading a Screen-Fillable EDA
   Application Package from Grants.gov
• Step #7—Enter an application filing name (highlighted in
  yellow)
• Step #8—Click on the first mandatory document and then
  click on the [Move Form to Complete] arrow to move it to
  „Mandatory Documents for Submission‟ and then repeat until
  all mandatory documents are in the right-hand box
• Step #9—Using the same process (except using the lower
  boxes and arrows), highlight the desired optional documents
  and move them to „Optional Documents for Submission‟
  --Select the SF-LLL if you are required to complete this form
  --Select the „attachments‟ form if you will need to attach
  anything to the application package (e.g. extra SF-424s for
  co-applicants, a Word documents with additional narratives,
  etc.)
 Downloading a Screen-Fillable EDA
Application Package from Grants.gov
    Completing a Screen-Fillable EDA
   Application Package from Grants.gov
• Step #10—Save the application package to your desktop or
  network
• Step #11--Fill in application package. (Note: Application
  questions will vary based on the program selected. Mandatory
  fields are highlighted in yellow. You do not need to be logged
  onto the Internet to fill out the application on your computer. You
  do not need a Grants.gov user ID and password to complete any
  of steps #1-14.)
• Step #12—Scroll to the top and click the [Check Package for
  Errors] button in order to see a list of mandatory fields you have
  not completed.
• Step #13—Address any errors identified and re-execute step
  #12.
• Step #14—Print a copy of your application package for your
  records (or if you wish to submit the application in hardcopy
  format) by clicking on the [Print] button.
 Completing a Screen-Fillable EDA
Application Package from Grants.gov
    Submitting a Screen-Fillable EDA
   Application Package via Grants.gov
• Step #15—Click the [Save] button and save the
  application package once more to your desktop
  or network.
• Step #16—Click the [Save & Submit] button.
  (Note: This button will only be active once all
  prerequisite steps have been performed.)
• Step #17—When prompted, enter your
  Grants.gov user ID and password.
• Step #18—Click [Submit].
• Step #19—Print out a copy of the confirmation
  you receive for future reference/tracking.
 Submitting a Screen-Fillable EDA
Application Package via Grants.gov
    Obtaining a user ID and password for
                 Grants.gov
•   Because it takes 3-5 business days to register,
    applicants should register BEFORE beginning to work
    on the application package
•   When registering, applicants should be sure to register
    on behalf of an organization and ensure that
    information provided matches information on file with
    the IRS
•   Excellent resources for applicants are available at
    http://www07.grants.gov/tutorials/organization/OrgGet
    Registered.htm (tutorial) and
    http://www07.grants.gov/assets/OrgRegUserGuide.pdf
    (user guide) and
    http://www.grants.gov/assets/Organization_Steps_Co
    mplete_Registration.pdf (checklist)
    Obtaining a user ID and password for
                 Grants.gov
• Registration steps are as follows:
  1. Obtain DUNS
  2. Register with Central Contractor Registry and
     designate E-biz POC (annual process—allow
     1-2 business days)
  3. Authorized Organization Representatives
     (AORs) register with Credential Provider to
     obtain Grants.gov userid & password
  4. AORs register with Grants.gov
  5. E-Biz POC approves AOR registrations
          Common problems
• Applicant does not have correct version of
  Adobe Acrobat installed
  --Remedy: Uninstall Adobe Acrobat and install
  Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.1.3
• Adobe repeatedly encounters an error and has
  to close
  --Remedy #1—Save early and often!
  --Remedy #2—Close all other
  applications/email/etc. to free up space
• Applicant has insufficient space in text boxes
  --Remedy: Attach Word doc using optional
  „Attachments‟ form
      Grants.gov Help Desk
support@grants.gov

Or

1-800-518-4726
Monday-Friday 7 am to 9 pm Eastern Time
  (except for federal holidays)

								
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