In an effort to provide continued updates about the upcoming changes to Grants.gov, we are providing notice that in December 2017, Grants.gov will phase out the Legacy Application Package. This means that applicants will no longer be able to apply using the older, single PDF package of forms.
Instead, applicants will apply for grants using Grants.gov Workspace, which separates the application package into individual forms. Applicants will apply by creating a workspace, completing the individual PDF forms, and submitting their application workspace package. Also, the new online forms interface will be added to Grants.gov and will be accessible through Workspace in mid-2017.
The phase-out of the Legacy Application Package is still more than a year away, but now is the time to prepare for this change.
Use Grants.gov Workspace to apply for your next federal grant. Doing so will also prepare you to use the upcoming online forms feature.
BENEFITS TO APPLICANTSUsing Grants.gov Workspace brings a range of benefits to applicants and their organizations:
- Workspace streamlines collaboration. Multiple forms can be completed at once by a team of applicants.
- Workspace saves time. Forms from old workspaces can be reused, reducing data-entry, and saving valuable time.
- Workspace helps detect errors earlier. Improved error-checking allows applicants to catch and correct errors earlier resulting in fewer rejected submissions.
- Workspace simplifies applying. In a Grants.gov Workspace, every link and button is explained in context-sensitive help articles. Grants.gov has also created a series of video tutorials to walk applicants through the Workspace submission process.
For more information about Grants.gov Workspace, please visit our various Workspace resources:
- Grants.gov Workspace Overview:
- Grants.gov Workspace Training Video Series:
- Grants.gov Community Blog articles on Workspace:
THOUGHTS OR QUESTIONS?Please feel free to share them by emailing us at Community@grants.gov or posting feedback on the Grants.gov Community Blog.
Note: S2S users are unaffected by this phase-out.
The Grants.gov PMO