Federal Public Safety Grants: Do this before you apply

Make sure your department is registered in Grants.gov

Whether it’s FEMA, OJP, or any other Federal agency, before you apply there is one thing you must do:

Register with Grants.gov

Grants.gov is the primary site for all things Federal grants. It’s also where you’ll typically apply for Federal grants. In order to use it, though, you’ll need a current, active registration.

Follow these steps today to make sure your organization is registered with Grants.gov:

  • Visit the Grants.gov registration page to create an account or update your password.
  • After you complete Grants.gov registration, log in to your account and designate a person to be an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR). The AOR will submit the grant application on behalf of your organization. If your organization is awarded a grant, the AOR will also be the person notified of the good news
  • Usually the AOR is set by your E-Business Point of Contact (E-Biz POC), and is often an authorizing officials such as your chief financial officer.

Once registered, be sure to keep your information current! After all, things change. Make sure your organization’s information, AOR, and other important details are current in Grants.gov.

Go to Grants.gov