HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius unveiled a new feature on Grants.gov to help users find and apply for The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant opportunities. Grants.gov contains information about finding and applying for all federal grant programs.

The launch of this Recovery Act feature on the homepage of Grants.gov will direct users to Recovery Act opportunities, other Recovery Act resources, upcoming Webinars and links to www.whitehouse.gov/recovery and www.recovery.gov. 

"Grants.gov is the single government-wide source for information about grant programs across the federal government," Secretary Sebelius said. "Many agencies and departments across government are working together to bring this information to the public.  Now we are making it easier for individuals to find critical and time sensitive Recovery Act grants from all over government on the Grants.gov page with new technical improvements to the site and an aggressive outreach campaign to the public."

Working together across government to provide additional information to new grant applicants, HHS will host on behalf of Grants.gov a Webinar series on Aug. 13, 18 and 20, 2009. The Webinar sessions are targeted towards potential grant applicants.

The Webinar series topics include: Introduction to Grants.gov and the Recovery Act, Finding Recovery Act Opportunities and Registration to Submit Recovery Act Opportunities.  Each Webinar session will include time for questions and answers.All Webinars will be recorded and made available to view on Grants.gov after each series is completed. More details for registration can be found on Grants.gov in the new Recovery Act feature on the homepage.

HHS is the managing partner of the cross-agency Web site, which now has information about more than 1,000 available grant programs involving all 26 federal grant-making agencies. These agencies together award more than $500 billion in grant funds annually.  

Source: HHS