This news was posted to the Grants.gov technical alerts Web page today. It’s really a wonderful achievement.
Grants.gov Processes 150,000th Federal Grant Application!
Grants.gov has received its 150,000th electronic grant application for fiscal year 2007, far exceeding a program milestone for the fiscal year. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) established operational objectives for the program, including that federal agencies make electronic grant applications available for all discretionary grant opportunities on the Grants.gov website. This landmark achievement illustrates the institutionalizing of Grants.gov for finding and applying for federal grants, and shows that the program eliminates the need for grant seekers to learn and comply with multiple agency systems and requirements. Grants.gov supports electronic applications that can be downloaded to any computer and provides online user support tools and personalized assistance from a dedicated customer support team. The result is a simplified and effective environment for the grant community to find and apply for grants. Grants.gov appreciates the support of the 26 federal grant making agencies, OMB, and the applicant community in reaching this important milestone.