Using the Grants.gov system makes it faster, easier and more cost effective for grant applicants to electronically interact with federal grant-making agencies.
Learn how to check, search, register, apply and track all your grants.
Before applying for a funding opportunity, you need to register an account with Grants.gov. Whether you are an applicant for an organization or an individual applying for grants on your own, you only need to register one account on Grants.gov. The Grants.gov registration process can be completed in minutes.
Use this database to search for grants and find out the criteria for them and their deadlines.
The D-U-N-S Number is used to establish your company’s D&B® file, which can help potential partners and lenders learn more about your business, and may also help them make more informed decisions about whether or not to work with you as a client, supplier, or partner.
These tools are provided to help you Identify/Confirm the Industry Code for all businesses of interest.
Prior to being able to complete or submit application packages on behalf of your organization, your organization's EBiz POC must authorize roles. This safeguards your organization from individuals who may attempt to submit grant application packages without permission.
The EBiz POC is likely to be your organization's chief financial officer or authorizing official, and there can only be one EBiz POC per UEI when registering with SAM. If you are not the EBiz POC, then you do not take any actions in this step. You have to await approval from the EBiz POC.
An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, and is used to identify a business entity. Generally, businesses need an EIN.
A CAGE code is a five-character alpha-numeric identifier assigned to entities located IN the United States and its territories. This code will be needed for most grant applications.
To help provide a level playing field for women business owners, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting program.
Joining the WOSB Federal Contracting Program makes a business eligible to compete for federal contracts set aside for the program. Firms can still compete for contract awards under other socio-economic programs they qualify for.