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JustGrants Application Mechanics: Submitting an Application Training

March 2023

JustGrants is the U.S. Department of Justice’s grants management system. The JustGrants team is offering a recurring “Application Mechanics: Submitting an Application” webinar to provide targeted assistance to potential applicants applying for DOJ funding opportunities. This webinar’s targeted audience includes individuals with Entity Administrator, Application Submitter and/or Authorized Representative(s) in JustGrants. The webinar covers the following topics:

  • Preparing to apply
  • Completing the abbreviated application in Grants.gov
  • Entity onboarding and JustGrants access
  • JustGrants roles and responsibilities
  • Assigning users’ roles to applications
  • Completing, reviewing, certifying and submitting a JustGrants application
  • Attendee questions about application submission

Video run time: 1 hour 1 min. 31 sec.

JustGrants Award Acceptance Virtual Q&A Session

April 2022

This Virtual Q&A Session is targeted to those JustGrants users with Entity Administrator or Authorized Representative roles and covers the following topics:

  • Determining when award acceptance occurs
  • Identifying which roles are involved in the award acceptance process
  • A demonstration of the process of accepting or declining an award
  • Common problems when accepting or declining an award, and how to mitigate them
  • Attendee questions about award acceptance

Video run time: 38 min. 41 sec. View the Presentation.

JustGrants Entity Management Virtual Q&A Session

April 2021

The Entity Management Virtual Q&A Session covered the following topics:

  • General JustGrants navigation
  • First-time user access
  • Adding users and how to confirm that an account was successfully created
  • Assigning users’ roles to awards
  • Reassigning users or adding new users to an entity
  • Attendee questions on how to complete actions within JustGrants

Video run time: 1 hour 01 min. 11 sec View the Presentation.

Training: Virtual Q&A Sessions

Register for Upcoming Virtual Q&A and Training Sessions

The JustGrants team facilitates weekly sessions providing an opportunity for users to receive topic-specific training, direct technical assistance and support on JustGrants system functionality.

The JustGrants team hosts four sessions:

  • Post-Award Management Virtual Q&A
  • Entity Management Virtual Q&A
  • Application Mechanics: Submitting an Application Training 
  • Award Acceptance Virtual Q&A

The topics covered in each session and session times...

Training: Award Management

Key Audience: Grant Award Administrator, Entity Administrator, Financial Manager

The eLearning videos and Job Aid Reference Guides below will help users navigate the grants management functions in JustGrants. 

These training materials will demonstrate how to complete the following tasks:

  • Find award information, including details regarding Award Conditions, performance management and available funds
  • Access Funding Balance and Project Budget figures
  • Initiate and follow Grant Award Modifications...

Training: Award Acceptance

Key Audience: Authorized Representatives, Entity Administrator

Once an entity is notified of an award, there are two steps that users take to either accept or decline the award in JustGrants. The following training and resource materials walk through the steps that the Entity Administrator and Authorized Representative take to complete this action. 
 

Training: Application Submission

SAM.gov Entity Registration and Renewal Reminder

All entities seeking Department of Justice (DOJ) grant funding must have an active registration in SAM.gov. Once registered, entities must complete annual renewals to maintain an active status.

It is recommended that you begin the SAM.gov registration or renewal process 30 days prior to any deadlines to allow for the time necessary to complete the full process, including...

Training: Entity User Experience

Key Audience: All JustGrants Users

The following training materials support new users learn how to –

  • navigate the JustGrants Landing Page and details what information can be found on the Home Page,
  • begin acting on tasks assigned to a user, and
  • identify the capabilities of the six user roles.
Need help setting up your account? Review the Entity Management training materials and the Entity User...

Training: Entity Management

Key Audience: Entity Administrators

The Entity Administrator is a key role, and every entity must have one. The following training and reference materials will help Entity Administrators manage their entity information, users, and documents. Get a quick start managing your entity with the Entity Administrator's Checklist or access the Entity Management Job Aid Reference Guide for detailed instructions, which are also broken out below. 

 

Entity Management

August 2020

This training video describes how Entity Administrators manage their entity's profile, users, and documents in JustGrants. Entity Administrators are the gatekeepers for their entity. Video run time: 5 min. 32 sec.

Frequently Asked Questions

View answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Justice Grants System (JustGrants), Grants.gov, System for Award Management (SAM), and the Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP). This page will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.