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[greenyes] NEW GRANTS.GOV WEB SITE OFFERS ONE-STOP SHOPPING FOR INFORMATION ON APPLYING FOR ALL FEDERAL GRANTS



Date:  December 9, 2003
> For Release:  Immediately
> Contact:  HHS Press Office
> (202) 690-6343
>
> NEW GRANTS.GOV WEB SITE OFFERS ONE-STOP SHOPPING FOR INFORMATION ON
> APPLYING FOR ALL FEDERAL GRANTS
> Site Supports President's E-Gov Initiative By Improving Grant
> Application Process
>
> HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today unveiled a single, comprehensive
> Web site that will contain information about finding and applying for
> all federal grant programs.
>
> The Web site, Grants.gov, makes it easier for organizations to learn
> about and apply for federal grants.  Its launch marks an important
> milestone in President Bush's Electronic Government (E-Gov) Initiative.
>
> "For the first time, there will be a single government-wide source for
> information about grants programs across the federal government,"
> Secretary Thompson said.  "By putting relevant information in one place,
> we're helping to level the playing field for organizations less familiar
> with federal grant programs so that they too can identify and apply for
> appropriate
> grants."
>
> Grants.gov is a key element of President Bush's E-Gov initiative, which
> aims at harnessing Internet-based technology to make it easy for
> citizens and businesses to interact with the government, save taxpayer
> dollars and streamline citizen-to-government communications.
>
> The White House Office for Management and Budget named HHS as the lead
> agency for this Grants.gov initiative.  HHS awards more than half of all
> the competitive grants across the federal government.
>
> "President Bush has made it a priority for his administration to provide
> government information and applications in ways that are more accessible
> and easier to understand," OMB Director Joshua Bolten said.  "Grants.gov
> is a strong step forward in that effort, as it makes the federal
> grant-making process simpler and more efficient for applicants. The
> launch of this important Web site is a milestone in progress on the
> President's Management Agenda."
>
> HHS led the development of the cross-agency Web site, which now has
> information about more than 800 available grant programs involving all
> 26 federal grant-making agencies.  These agencies together award more
> than $360 billion in grant funds.  The site provides information in a
> standardized format across agencies and includes a "Find Grant
> Opportunities" feature to help applicants find potential funding
> opportunities.
>
> The site also contains an "Apply for Grants" feature that greatly
> simplifies the application process by allowing applicants to download,
> complete and submit applications for specific grant opportunities from
> any federal grant-making agency.
>
> To date, application packages have been posted to the Grants.gov Web
> site by five agencies -- the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Education,
> Energy, Justice and HHS.  This section will be expanded in the coming
> months as federal agencies continue to post application information
> about additional grant opportunities.
>
> The site has been developed with extensive input from organizations that
> apply for and receive federal grants to maximize its potential to
> simplify the process and meet the needs of the grant community.
>
> Grants.gov is a collaborative effort involving HHS and the Departments
> of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Homeland Security, Housing
> and Urban Development, Justice, Labor and Transportation, as well as the
> National Science Foundation.
>
> More information about Grants.gov is available at http://www.grants.gov.
>
> More information about the President's E-Gov Initiative is available at
> http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/egov.
>
> ###
>
> Note: All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other press materials are
> available at http://www.hhs.gov/news.

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