Grantor Certificates

Agencies are required to obtain and install a digital certificate on their application server.

Obtain / Renew a Certificate

To renew or obtain a new certificate for the Grants.gov Production and Training environments:

  • Certificates must use 1024 or 2048 bit RSA.
  • Grants.gov recommends certificates signed by a recognized Certificate Authority. These certificates can be obtained from the following: Comodo, DigiCert, Entrust, GoDaddy, Incommon, Verisign, and Thawte.
  • If the agency prefers to use self-signed certificates, it must provide Grants.gov a copy of the public certificate in Base64/ PEM format.

Request Certification Installation at Grants.gov

Provide the Grants.gov PMO with the following information using the Certificate Request Form .

  • Certificate Serial Number
  • Agency Enrollment Code (if not known, contact your Grants.gov Program Advisor or your System Administrator)
  • Email (Certificate contact's email)
  • Expiration Date
  • Environment (Production or Training (AT07))
  • Self-Signed Cert? (Yes or No)
  • Certificate (If Self-Signed Cert = "Yes")
  • Requestor's Last Name
  • Requestor's First Name
  • Requestor's Email
  • Requestor's Phone Number

Submit this information by clicking the "Email Request" button in the form that will send the request to Grants.gov at support@grants.gov. Grants.gov will notify you via email once it has been installed.

Authorize the Certificate

Logon to Grants.gov as a grantor and assign roles to the certificate through the Manage Agency Users menu item.