The testimonials below are just a sample of what our users have had to say about Grants.gov.
"We are a nonprofit volunteer-based Wellness Center for low-income individuals and communities. Both times I called Grants.gov concerning the registration process, the staff was very knowledgeable and worked very efficiently. The whole process can feel confusing and overwhelming and this support made all the difference. Additionally, the caring attitudes of the staff were a blessing beyond the practical necessities around getting registered. Your quality of service is an inspiration to me. Thanks so much!""
"Because South Dakotans expect an especially high degree of service from their elected officials, Senator Johnson works hard to seek out any and all federal funding sources that may help to meet the needs and priorities of his constituents. In the time I have assisted the Senator with this task, I have found Grants.gov to be a truly indispensable tool."
"With literally thousands of non-profits in Northern Virginia, I'm often asked where people can go to get the necessary federal grant money. The resource I always mention first is Grants.gov. Their capable staff, extensive knowledge of the grants process and ability to match worthy organizations with federal grants is unparalleled. They should be the first stop for every non-profit financial officer."
"The Department of Education has been actively working with Grants.gov for over two years. We are pleased to see how far Grants.gov has come in a short time toward reaching the goal of having one common place for applicants to find and apply for federal grants. We look forward to continuing our work with Grants.gov in the coming years to help make that goal a reality for our customers."
"This electronic application process is clearly how government will do business in the future and I'm proud HUD is leading the way. While we're already seeing the tremendous benefits of e-government, we are also continuing to work with the Grants.gov team to reach out to the small number of applicants experiencing difficulty adjusting to this new way of doing business so they have the greatest possible opportunity to access funding."
"Thanks to Grants.gov's excellent customer service our agency received, we had a great experience. We just received notification that we did receive our grant that we applied for using Grants.gov!"
"We are excited about the advantages Grants.gov offers the Administration on Aging, as well as our grants applicants and plan to continue to encourage prospective applicants to use this important service."
"Grants.gov is providing an invaluable service to small organizations. It will have the effect of opening opportunities for countless children to receive needed services."
"University researchers would rather spend more time conducting their research and less time pushing grant paperwork around or searching for the next funding opportunity. Now they can with one direct system-to-system interface to the federal government."
"MIT has just completed its work with the Grants.gov system-to-system interface and is ready to move to production. The reference implementation provided by the Grants.gov team was a great help in jumpstarting our software development and preparing for the production cut-over to utilize the system-to-system interface. Our departments are very excited about this new capability and think this will be a tremendous time saver as they get accustomed to submitting application via this new mechanism."
"Grants.gov continues to be a capable resource for the Town of Lexington. We recently hired a new Grants Administrator and with the automatic notification and other great features of Grants.gov, he was able to be up to speed and researching new grant resources in a fraction of the time needed for the typical learning curve. Thank you for expanding the capabilities of this important program!"
"As a proposal writer, Grants.gov has shown me the wide variety of departments that provide funding applicable for a project a client is planning. We've always paid close attention to when funding is available from certain departments, but now we are paying attention to others also -- and having the notices emailed straight to us is wonderful."
"In an era of economic downturns, deficits and reductions in funding available through state budget dollars, resources such as Grants.gov become even more critical in helping our community to maintain our quality of life without having to raise taxes."
"The grant submission interface with the federal government is greatly improved by Grants.gov. The interface is simple to understand and use, and the electronic submission has brought significant reductions in submission costs - both in time and shipping."
"The system-to-system implementation will help us work more efficiently. A higher proportion of the research dollars will be spent on actual research."
"We recently passed the deadline for our first competition using Grants.Gov and we were very impressed with the quality of the applications we received. We look forward to working with Grants.Gov over the coming year."
"The greatest obstacles for county officials searching for federal grant opportunities are a lack of awareness of opportunities and a lack of staff with grant-writing skills. The need is obvious. This Grants.gov solution fits the need."
"We are delighted to be part of a standard process that offers a unified common federal face to our applicant and grant recipient communities. It enables a higher degree of visibility for our programs across potential applicant communities."
"HUD is embracing the electronic grants Find and Apply features of Grants.gov with gusto. We piloted our first application for Housing Counseling Training and found it much easier to process the applications and ensure the integrity of the process. With electronic application submission we know that all reviewers had the one authoritative copy of the application and we could transmit it to any reviewer regardless of location."
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