Rather than requiring a daily, manual search of grants.gov to find applicable grant opportunities, USDR’s tool allows a state to set up preset search keywords and eligibility codes to automatically surface grant opportunities each day.
Using a custom API, the tool compiles grant opportunities from grants.gov and shows filtered results based on a user’s keywords and codes. This ensures that every time a state employee uses the tool, they will only see grants that meet their specific search criteria.
Based on work across multiple states, USDR provides a set of recommended keywords that are commonly used to help aggregate applicable grant opportunities. USDR’s team also sets up administrative users to add their own keywords and eligibility codes based on their agencies’ needs.