Grants.gov, which lists funding opportunities from the Federal Government, often posts ‘Forecasts’. A Forecast is like a ‘sneak peak’ of a potential new funding opportunity. It is designed to alert potential applicants to a funding opportunity that is planned, but not 100% official.
These Forecasts usually provide the overall description and eligibility requirements of an opportunity. Sometimes they provide additional details, like a predicted deadline or a preliminary 'Notice of Funding Opportunity' document.
Instrumentl understands that having the ability to track these Forecasts is essential, so they are now included in our database.
You can find Forecasts by searching for one in the Quick find. Notice the Forecast label.
You can also find Forecasts by looking at the “Forecasted Funding Opportunities” section of a federal department’s funder page.
We are currently not including Forecasts in our Opportunity Matches since there is always the possibility that a Forecast does NOT become an available funding opportunity, or that the details change significantly.
Once you save a Forecast, you can interact with it like any other opportunity in your tracker. As we get updates about the Forecast, and when the opportunity is officially ‘live’ and accepting applications, we will send you an alert – so you won’t miss a thing :)
Let us know if you have any questions about these Forecasts by emailing us at [email protected] or by using the chat bubble when logged in!