DATE: December 9, 2003

SUBJECT: Department of Health and Human Services Launches Grants.gov

SOURCE: http://Grants.gov

AGENCIES: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

ACTION: Notice

SYNOPSIS: HHS officially launched its Grants.gov (http://Grants.gov) website, which is intended to make searching and applying for federal grants quicker and easier.

EDITOR'S NOTE: On October 8, 2003, OMB directed that grant-making agencies post, on Grants.gov, synopses, in a standard format, of funding opportunities under federal financial assistance programs that award discretionary grants and cooperative agreements (see the October 8, 2003, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Use of Grants.gov FIND").

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Today, HHS announced that its Grants.gov website is up and running, making it easier for grants-seeking organizations to identify and apply for any of the more than 900 grant programs offered by the 26 grant-making federal agencies.

The purpose of Grants.gov is to provide potential applicants with (1) enough information about any funding opportunity to decide whether they are interested in viewing the full announcement; (2) information on one or more ways to obtain the full announcement (for example, an Internet site, e-mail address or telephone number); and (3) one common website for all federal grant opportunities searchable by key word, date, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number or specific agency name.

Grants.gov permits those seeking grants to conduct searches, receive grant opportunity notifications, download forms, and apply for grants.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

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