All users need to register with Grants.gov, which creates one Grants.gov account for accessing and using the system as either an applicant or grantor. An account in Grants.gov is defined by your unique email address, username, and password. The Grants.gov account creation process is the same for both applicants and grantors. Watch the video or read the how-to instructions below to create a Grants.gov account.
To connect your one Grants.gov account with one or more entities, you create separate "profiles" within your account. One Grants.gov account can have multiple profiles, and each profile allows for different roles and access levels to be assigned within that particular entity. The Grants.gov profile creation process is different for applicants and grantors.
Users may use the My Account features once registered to manage one or more profiles within your Grants.gov account or update account information, such as changing your email address or password.
How to Register a Grants.gov Account
Click the Register link in the top-right corner of the Grants.gov banner.
Click the Get Registered Now button on the Register page.
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.
Primary Phone Number and Mobile Phone Number - You are required to enter a primary phone number, and you have the option of adding a unique mobile phone number (US only) that can be used to reset a forgotten password. If you enter a mobile phone number, you will need to confirm the number by entering it a second time in the confirmation field.
Username - Enter a username to log in to Grants.gov. It may only contain alphanumeric characters, question marks, periods, dashes, underscores, and the @ symbol. Usernames cannot resemble a Unique Entity ID (UEI), so 12-character usernames must contain one of the above special characters, or an “I” or “O”. Your username also 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 meet the following password requirements:
Must contain at least eight (8) characters
Must contain at least one (1) uppercase letter (A-Z)
Must contain one (1) lower case letter (a-z)
Must contain at least one (1) number (0-9)
Must contain one (1) special character (e.g. ! @ # $ % ^ & *)
Cannot be the same as the previous six (6) passwords
Cannot contain dictionary words, names, or your Username
Cannot contain common password sequences (e.g. 1234, !@#$%)
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Click the Continue button.
Click the Send Temporary Code button, then access your email account to get the temporary code.
Enter the temporary code you received in the email from Grants.gov into the Temporary Code field and click the Continue button.
On the Register page under "How would you like to proceed?"
APPLICANTS - Add an organization applicant profile or an individual applicant profile to your Grants.gov account. "Organization" means you work for an organization and apply on behalf of the organization. "Individual" means you will apply for grants on your own to receive the award directly.
GRANTORS - Click the Continue button to log in to Grants.gov, then contact your federal agency point of contact (POC) who must initiate the grantor profile affiliation process.