Grants.gov

Registration & Application Information

In September 2007, the ALA Public Programs Office (PPO) was notified that libraries planning to apply for many of its federally funded library programming grants will be required to register and apply through Grants.gov external link .

This new federal mandate will affect libraries that apply for future traveling exhibit grants and other federally funded PPO projects that include a cash grant component. Applicants for federally funded grants without a cash component, such as the NEH We the People Bookshelf and We the People Picturing America, will not be required to register or submit applications through Grants.gov. Applicants for privately funded grants, such as Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature, also will not be required to use Grants.gov.

The ALA Public Programs Office strongly urges early registration through Grants.gov, particularly for public, academic, and special libraries interested in applying for future PPO programming grants. The registration process can take approximately 2 weeks to complete, and typically requires the involvement of an organization's chief financial officer or other authorizing official. Grants.gov registration must only be completed once per institution. Early registration will best prepare your library to apply for future PPO grant opportunities as they become available.

Please use the links below to access information about the Grants.gov registration process. If you have any problems registering with Grants.gov, call the Grants.gov help desk at 1-800-518-4726. The ALA Public Programs Office cannot assist with any registration- or application-related difficulties.