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Sign Up for eGrants

Before applying for a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, organizations must sign-up for eGrants

eGrants Administrator account

Each organization must have an Agency User Administrator.  The Administrator is responsible for creating and managing eGrants user accounts for others who need to use the organization’s grant applications or contracts.

If you someone in your organization doesn’t already have an Agency User Administrator account, you’ll need designate someone to act as your Agency User Administrator (usually your director).  That person should email ra-LSTA@pa.gov with the subject line: “Need eGrants Agency User Administrator Login” and give the organization AUN and the person's contact information.

Once an Agency User Administrator account is created, the Administrator will receive an email with the subject “eGrants Alert Message” from ra-egrantshelp@pa.gov.  It will provide the Administrator with a temporary password.  Then, the Administrator must visit the eGrants site to set-up his/her own password, complete their profile, and set-up any other user accounts.  

An email confirmation will be sent from ra-egrantshelp@pa.gov.  As a precaution, eGrants users should add ra-egrantshelp@pa.gov to their email’s safe senders list as eGrants sends notifications out via a technique similar to SPAM.

Create Additional User Accounts

Agency User Administrators are responsible for creating new accounts for their organization’s personnel.

To create a user account, the administrator assigns a unique login ID, enters basic information, and selects roles or privileges for each user.

When the new user account is created, eGrants automatically assigns a temporary password and sends an email message to the new user. After the account is created, the new user can login to eGrants immediately.  (Be sure new users know to watch for an email confirmation from ra-egrantshelp@pa.gov.  As a precaution, the new user should add ra-egrantshelp@pa.gov to his/her email’s safe senders list.) 

For more information on how to manage agency user accounts, log into eGrants and review the “Agency User Management” guide on the right side of the eGrants Grants home page.

Forgotten Logins or Passwords

If your Agency User Administrator has forgotten his/her login, email  ra-LSTA@pa.gov with the subject line: “Forgot eGrants User Administrator Login” and provide your contact information and organization AUN.

If you are not the Agency User Administrator and you have forgotten your login, contact your organization’s Agency User Administrator (usually the director) for help.  If you have forgotten your password, go to the eGrants website and click the “Forgot Password” link.

How to Use eGrants

Once logged into eGrants, a “Getting Started Guide” is located on the right side of the eGrants home page.  It reviews the basic functions of eGrants.