The California State Grants Plugin is the official WordPress plugin allowing you to manage your grant data within your own site running WordPress.
The California Grants Portal, grants.ca.gov, is managed and hosted by the California State Library. The Grant Information Act of 2018 (Stats. 2018, Ch. 318) required the State Library to build one website by July 1, 2020, “that provides a centralized location … to find state grant opportunities.” State grantmaking agencies input and update their information into prescribed data fields to make all state grant opportunities searchable on grants.ca.gov. The Grant Information Act requires state agencies to provide summaries of each of their grant or loan opportunities, including, among other items, information about how to apply and links that grantseekers can follow for more details. This site was built in collaboration with our vendor 10up.
The California State Grants Plugin is the official WordPress plugin allowing the state agencies to submit their grant information via the plugin and manage the grant data within their WordPress site.
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Please follow the detailed instructions provided in the State Grantmakers Guide to learn how to submit your grant opportunities to the Grants Portal.
This option is best if your organization uses a public WordPress website and has IT support in uploading grant opportunities. Your organization’s Grant Contributor must be a WordPress admin.
The State Grantmakers Guide includes instructions on creating accounts, uploading grants, and includes a glossary of terms and fields used in the grants form.
Yes, Grants Contributors must set up an account in order to submit a grant opportunity. See instructions under the WordPress Plugin tab on the “For State Agencies” page on setting up an account.
No, Grant Contributors only need to submit an Endpoint URL and Authorization Token once. Once an Endpoint URL and Authorization Token are submitted for the Grant Contributor’s first posted grant, the Grants Portal will automatically sync every 24 hours.
The Grants Portal automatically syncs every 24 hours. However, Grant Contributors have the option to force a sync of all published grants by navigating to their Grants Dashboard in the California Grants Portal. Once there, select “force sync” next to any grant. Note: When “force sync” is selected on any grant in the Grants Dashboard, all of the Grant Contributor’s published grants will also sync. Grant drafts will remain unpublished. See step-by-step instructions provided in the State Grantmakers Guide for more details.
Organizations using the WordPress plugin must edit their grants through their WordPress Admin Dashboard, rather than the California Grants Portal. See instructions in the State Grantmakers Guide about editing grants with the WordPress plugin.
Yes, Grant Contributors can use both the WordPress plugin and online form to submit grant opportunities. Grant Contributors should reference the State Grantmakers Guide for instructions on submitting opportunities through the online form. Grant Contributors should note that grants submitted via WordPress plugin must be edited in the WordPress admin dashboard while grants submitted via online form must be edited in the Grants Portal.