How to Use Grants.gov RSS Feeds
What is an RSS feed?
An RSS feed is a stream of information that can be delivered conveniently and automatically through a simple application. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) information is transferred as XML code. Subscribing to an RSS feed is an easy way to keep up with news and information that's important to you, without having to browse or search for information on websites.
What is an RSS reader?
An RSS reader is a piece of software that collects and displays an RSS feed's XML information in a form that people can read. RSS readers allow users to manage and organize their feed subscriptions in a central location.
Where can I get an RSS reader?
Some browsers have built-in RSS readers. If you are using a browser that doesn't currently support RSS, an online search will quickly produce a range of options. Most RSS Readers are free to download and use.
How do I use RSS Feeds?
The process of adding an RSS feed differs slightly from one RSS reader to the next. Follow the steps below to add a new feed (also referred to as a "channel") to your RSS reader:
- Choose an RSS reader.
- Click on the link or small RSS button near the feed you want to add -- for example, " New/Modified Opportunities by Agency." (You will see a page displaying XML code.)
- From your web browser's address bar, copy the URL (web address). For example, the URL you would copy for "New/Modified Opportunities by Agency" is: http://www.grants.gov/rss/GG_OppModByCategory.xml.
- Paste that URL into the "Add New Channel" section of the RSS reader. The RSS feed will start to display and regularly update the headlines for you.
Using RSS Feeds:
Grants.gov introduced the Opportunity Modification RSS feeds as an alternative to receiving multiple emails for updates to grant opportunities. Now, applicants can view – at their convenience and in one place – all new grant opportunities and updates to existing grant opportunities.
Available RSS Feeds:
New Opportunities by Agency- Receive a listing of new opportunities by agency name.
New Opportunities by Category- Receive a listing of new opportunities by category.
Modified Opportunities by Agency- Receive a listing of recently modified opportunities by agency name.
Modified Opportunities by Category- Receive a listing of recently modified opportunities by category.