The agency affiliation process is only for users from federal agencies who need to perform grant-making functions (i.e., posting and managing funding opportunities) on behalf of the agency. After creating a Grants.gov account, grantors should contact their agency point of contact (POC) for Grants.gov to have their account affiliated with the grantor agency.
How to Affiliate with a Grantor Agency
Complete the Grants.gov account registration process.
Contact your agency POC for Grants.gov to have your account affiliated with the federal agency.
After the agency POC completes the Add Grantor process, you will receive an email confirming your Grants.gov account has been affiliated with the agency.
How to Add a New Grantor and Affiliate with a Grantor Agency
Note: These instructions are for adding a grantor who has not already registered a Grants.gov account. If the user already has a Grants.gov account, then contact your agency POC to be affiliated with the agency. Refer to the "How to Affiliate with a Grantor Agency" process above.
Grantor agency POC completes the Add Grantor process.
After the agency POC completes the Add Grantor process, you will receive an email with a link to continue the Grants.gov registration process and being affiliated with the agency.
Click the link in the Grants.gov Agency Affiliation email.
Click the Send Temporary Code button on the Agency Affiliation page.
Enter the one-time access code in the Grants.gov Access - Temporary Code email into the Temporary Code field in Grants.gov, then click the Submit button.
Select the New to Grants.gov option to create a new account with Grants.gov.
Complete the Contact Information and Account Details sections. All fields with a red asterisk (*) are required.
Email Address - When entering an email address, please keep in mind that all correspondence with Grants.gov will be sent to that email address.
Username - Enter a username to log in to Grants.gov. It may only contain alphanumeric characters, question marks, periods, dashes, underscores, and the @ symbol. Your username cannot contain a space, nor can it only include numbers. Select a username you will remember. Do not write down your account information.
Password - The password you choose must contain at least eight (8) characters including: at least one (1) uppercase letter (A-Z); at least one (1) lowercase letter (a-z); at least one (1) number (0-9); and at least one (1) special character (e.g. ! @ # $ % ^ & *). Do not write down your account information.
Create a profile name that will distinguish this grantor agency profile from any other profiles you may have within your Grants.gov account.
Enter your job title for this grantor agency in the Job Title field.
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