About Grants.gov

As part of the President’s E-Government initiative, the federal government developed Grants.gov, a single Web site for organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all 26 of the federal grant-making agencies.

The Institute requires all applicants to apply online through Grants.gov. Applicants who are unable to use Grants.gov should contact an IMLS program officer.

Please note that the entire completed application must be either online through Grants.gov - the Institute will not accept mailed paper attachments.

For more information on the process of applying through Grants.gov, view the Applicant Resources.

Having Problems with Grants.gov?

If you experience any difficulties submitting your application through grants.gov, contact the IMLS Program Contact for the program you are applying to. Also, check out our Tips for Working Successfully With Grants.gov.

Grants.gov Registration

All applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting their application. The multi-step registration process generally cannot be completed in a single day. Applicants that are not already registered should allow at least two weeks to complete this one-time process. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DAY OF THE APPLICATION DEADLINE TO REGISTER.

Step-by-step instructions for registering are available here. If you have problems registering, call the Grants.gov help desk at 1-800-518-4726; e-mail support@grants.gov; or consult the information posted on Grants.gov.

You do not need to complete the registration process to download the application package and begin to prepare your material (see below). However, you will need your Grants.gov UserID and password that you obtain during the registration process to submit your application when it’s complete.