HHS prepping for e-grants portal

The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking help in launching a Web portal for electronic grant applications — one of the Bush administration's 23 cross-agency e-government initiatives.

HHS sent a notice for information to streamline the federal grant application process using desktop computers, commercial-off-the-shelf software and Web-based applications. The idea is to handle federal grants across government swiftly and electronically instead of on paper. HHS is the lead federal agency in the effort to streamline the process.

HHS also seeks software that can create a package of forms and documents that are secure from tampering and can use electronic signature software to verify a person's identity.

With the October 2001 release of its 23 high-impact e-government initiatives, the Bush administration intended to open an era of cross-agency cooperation to improve services to the public and eliminate redundant systems.

The Small Business Administration last month unveiled a new Web site, www.businesslaw.gov, which will be the basis for another of the 23 initiatives.

The site is intended to provide a one-stop portal to help small businesses answer legal questions, such as what licenses and permits are necessary at the federal, state and local levels to start a business.


  • Congress
    U.S. Capitol (Photo by M DOGAN / Shutterstock)

    Funding bill clears Congress, heads for president's desk

    The $1.3 trillion spending package passed the House of Representatives on March 22 and the Senate in the early hours of March 23. President Trump is expected to sign the bill, securing government funding for the remainder of fiscal year 2018.

  • 2018 Fed 100

    The 2018 Federal 100

    This year's Fed 100 winners show just how much committed and talented individuals can accomplish in federal IT. Read their profiles to learn more!

  • Census
    How tech can save money for 2020 census

    Trump campaign taps census question as a fund-raising tool

    A fundraising email for the Trump-Pence reelection campaign is trying to get supporters behind a controversial change to the census -- asking respondents whether or not they are U.S. citizens.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.