Grants.gov applicant System-to-System provides applicants (with a high volume of application submissions) a web services interface for automated submission of completed grant applications and related services. The system allows applicants who submit grant applications frequently, to save time and resources by eliminating the need to reenter repetitious data into multiple individual application forms and therefore streamlines the application submission process. The system is designed for
secure e-business transaction processing and provides a platform independent messaging service that follows the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) with attachments specification.
NOTICE: Applicant System-to-System Endpoint Access Limitation Applicant System-to-System Interface provides:
Testing of any sort (i.e. application package submission) within the live Production environment is strictly prohibited. ALL S2S privileges will be revoked for any certificate associated with a test application package of the Production environment. All testing for Grants.gov must be completed in AT07.
Note: The Applicant System-to-System 2006 Endpoint has been terminated. Applicant System-to-System users are to access the system using the 2007 Applicant System-to-System Endpoint:
*Please Note: Grants.gov does NOT provide certificates necessary to communicate with the Grants.gov system, software to populate the grant application XML, agency specific validation or web services to directly communicate with backend agencies.
- Platform Independent Messaging Service
- Security (Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and mutual authentication)
- Opportunity Schemas and Instructions
- Automated Grant Application Submission
- Validation (XML vs. Schema Check)
- Applicant Status Tracking
Web Services Available to Your Organization:GetOpportunityList
- Web Service to query for grant opportunities that are available on Grants.gov for electronic submission.
- Web Service to submit application packages to Grants.gov for the DUNS number(s) associated with the client's digital certificate.
- Web Service to obtain a list of the Grant Applications that have been received by Grants.gov for the DUNS number(s) associated with the client's digital certificate.
- Web Service to retrieve a detailed status for a specific application that has been received by Grants.gov for the DUNS number(s) associated with the client's digital certificate.
Applicant Web Services Integration
Covers both the business and technical requirements of the application system-to-system approach.
Grants.gov System Integration
Provides a description of the services, parameters, schemas, and protocols of the System-to-System interface used by agencies and applicants to exchange data with the Grants.gov system.
Applicant Web Services Security
Provides in-depth information on Grants.gov's use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and mutual authentication for managing the security of a message transmission over the internet.
NOTICE: Special Characters not Supported
Grants.gov will only accept ASCII characters in XML, while other characters may be supported by the schema, they may cause differences in the resulting hash value generated when the application is processed by Grants.gov resulting in a FATAL error in the submission.Adobe Reader version 9.3.2 compatible with Grants.govJuly 9, 2010
Testing for Adobe Reader version 9.3.2 is complete and is now confirmed compatible with Grants.gov. The compatible versions of Adobe Reader are available to download for free on the Grants.gov website on the Download Software page. For more information on Adobe Reader please visit the updated Adobe Reader FAQ section.
If you are currently using a Grants.gov compatible software version it is not necessary to update your software, use of the latest compatible software version is recommended but not necessary. Adobe Reader software updates are released when potential security vulnerabilities are identified. There is limited risk in the usage of Adobe Reader for completion of Grants.gov application packages. To ensure your package is free of viruses, do not accept files from unknown sources.
For more information on compatible software and free downloads visit the Download Software page: http://www.grants.gov/help/download_software.jsp#adobe811Release Notes
View the Latest Release Notes on the Adobe System, Effective August 5, 2009 Reference Implementation (Web Services)
Reference Implementation Zip Files