GrantSolutions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can I learn more about GrantSolutions? 

Introductory GrantSolutions award recipient training videos can be found on the GrantSolutions website

When did my awarding bureau deploy GrantSolutions? 

DOI bureaus transitioned in three groups:  
  • Group A (transitioned on May 18, 2020):  Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement 
  • Group B (transitioned on October 13, 2020):  National Park Service 
  • Group C (transitioned on November 30, 2020):  Bureau of Indian Affairs/Bureau of Indian Education, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Departmental Offices (Office of Internal Affairs and Interior Business Center), Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, and U.S. Geological Survey 

What data from my open DOI financial assistance awards will be available in GrantSolutions?  

The data that recipients are able to view regarding their open DOI financial assistance awards includes, but is not limited to, the following: 

  • Grant Number 
  • Grant Program 
  • Program Office 
  • Project Title 
  • Award Issue Date 
  • Project Period dates 
  • Budget Period dates 
  • Total Approved Budget (Federal and Non-Federal) 
  • Non-Federal Budget amount 
  • Next Terms and Conditions Due Date (if applicable) 
  • Amendment Status (if applicable) 
  • Non-Competing Status (if applicable) 
  • Non-Competing Due Date (if applicable) 
  • Most recent Notice of Award 

If I don’t currently have a GrantSolutions account, how can I receive it? 

Recipients should have received system access according to their financial assistance awarding bureau’s deployment timeline. If your organization receives awards from more than one DOI bureau, your organization is now able to manage awards from the respective awarding bureaus.

Will my organization receive a new user account if it already manages its financial assistance awards from another government agency in GrantSolutions?

No, your organization will not receive a new user account when your DOI awarding bureau uses GrantSolutions. Instead, you will use your current credentials to log into GrantSolutions and manage your DOI financial assistance awards. 

How will new recipient GrantSolutions accounts be created now that bureaus have gone live? 

Recipients can request new user accounts through the GrantSolutions homepage ( by completing and submitting the Recipient User Account Request Form to the GrantSolutions Help Desk.

How will my organization receive award funding now that DOI has transitioned to GrantSolutions? 

The GrantSolutions transition should not have affected how organizations receive award funding. The funds transfer arrangement you previously had in place with your awarding bureau should have remained in effect after the bureau deployed GrantSolutions. 

Will tribal organizations use GrantSolutions to manage DOI financial assistance?

Native American tribal organizations who receive financial assistance from DOI bureaus under 2 CFR 200 - Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, And Audit Requirements for Federal Awards will use GrantSolutions to manage financial assistance. 

What options do organizations with GrantSolutions accounts (e.g., State Fish & Wildlife agencies) have for applying for financial assistance awards through GrantSolutions? 

In addition to current application methods (e.g.,, organizations with GrantSolutions accounts also have the option to apply for financial assistance awards through the GrantSolutions Grants Management Module. This is determined by the awarding agency/office and communicated via the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).  

Will I still need to be registered with after the GrantSolutions transition? 

Recipient enrollment and account management did not change due to the GrantSolutions transition. If it is currently required, you still need to be registered to do business with the Federal Government through the System for Award Management (SAM). 

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