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Importing the Grants.gov XML Database File

Once a day, the entire Grants.gov database of active grants is exported to an XML file called "GrantsDBExtractYYYYMMDD.xml".

This file may be downloaded and imported into your database. Because the Grants.gov database is very large, the XML file, which is a text file, can also be very large. Therefore, the XML file gets compressed into a Zip file so the file size that you download is significantly smaller.

Database dump files will be placed on the Grants.gov server at "http://www.grants.gov/search/XMLExtract.do".

Files will be named "GrantsDBExtractYYYYMMDD.zip", where YYYY is the four-digit year, MM is the two-digit month, and DD is the two-digit day of the month. 

You can find the DTD to the XML file and the description of each file element in this PDF. (This XML extract service is used mostly by power users and by database owners.)

Xml Extract Portlet