Forms Approval and Development Processes

Before a grant application form can appear in a Grants.gov user's workspace, it must be approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and developed by Grants.gov's team of developers and testers. The timeline graphic below outlines the OMB approval process and the Grants.gov development process. For more details about each process, click here.

forms development process timeline

Who Are the Stakeholders?

 

OMB/OIRA

  • Reviews and approves new forms as well as renewals
  • Owns and manages ROCIS (https://www.rocis.gov)

 

Federal Agencies that own Grant application forms

  • Build consensus with other Federal agencies on modifications to sponsored Common Forms
  • Manage agency owned and sponsored forms including working with agency PRA office and OMB
  • Work with Grants.gov and other Federal Agencies to review and provide feedback to common forms sponsored by others

 

GPO

  • Owns and manages Federal Register (https://www.federalregister.gov/ )

 

Grants.gov

Grant Application Forms

  • Builds and deploys new and updated forms
  • Provides outreach and communications both to the public and to federal agencies
  • Maintains centralized repository for grants related forms
  • Monitors upcoming expiration dates and recommends retiring forms and form versions no longer in use
  • Participates in discussions related to Common Forms sponsored by others
  • Analyzes form redundancy, impacts of policy changes or new legislation, etc.

Forms Owned By Grants.gov

  • Build consensus with other Federal agencies on modifications to Grants.gov Common Forms
  • Manage Grants.gov owned and sponsored forms including working with HHS PRA office and OMB