Working and Navigating in G5 for Reviewers


In this topic, you will learn basic navigation in G5 for reviewers (field readers).


  1. When you click the link for the web site, the G5 Home Page opens.  G5 is a Portal web site that provides access to applications through regions on the web site that are called Portlets.

    Step 1
  2. On the G5 Home Page, you may log in using your email ID and password.  You may also read the Department of Education's terms for using the G5 site by clicking the link.

    Step 2
  3. You may also reset your password or register for the first time.

    Step 3
  4. After entering your Email ID and Password, you must check the box indicating that you accept the Department of Education's terms for using the G5 site.

    Step 4
  5. For this example, the Email ID and Password have been completed and the check box for the terms has been checked.


    Click the Login to G5 button to log in.

    Step 5
  6. Once you log in, the system displays what is called My Home Page which is associated with your User ID and G5 role.  The menu bar displays with the functionality to which you have access.


    As a reviewer, you will primarily use three of the menus which are:


    Main - to access and update G5 User ID and profile information online.

    Grant Setup - to complete reviews.

    Logout - to log out of G5.

    Step 6
  7. NoteWhen you highlight each menu item, the sub-menus for that menu item display.  You may highlight the function you need to perform and click it.


    With the exception of the Reports menu, each menu item has 3 levels which are indicated by their color coding on the screen shown:


    (1) Main (Example: Main)


    (2) Sub-Level 1 (Example: Help) and


    (3) Sub-Level 2 (Example: Online Training).

    Step 7
  8. Also Note:  If you prefer to use the keyboard only, you can navigate using the following key strokes:


    Tab Key - moves you from the menu level you are on down to the next lower menu level.


    Shift + Tab Key - moves you from the menu level you are on up to the next menu level.


    Right and Left Arrow Keys - move you from one main menu item to the next main menu item.


    Up and Down Arrow Keys - move you from one sub-menu to another sub-menu on the same menu level (e.g., moving between Formula Grants and Discretionary Grants or moving between Grant Team and Grant Schedules).


    Enter Key - opens the screen for the function you have highlighted.

    Step 8
  9. As a reviewer, the competitions to which you are assigned display.  Each competition has a hyperlink under the Tier No. column which you can click to view the competition information.

    Step 9
  10. Click the Tier No. 1 link to display the panel to which you are assigned.

    Step 10
  11. The panel information displays.


    Click the Panel - 2 link to view the applications for your panel.

    Step 11
  12. The application information displays and shows the status of where you are in the review process.  For this example, one of the applications has been reviewed and the Technical Review Form has been submitted.  The other two applications have not been reviewed.


    Click the < Previous button to return to the panel information screen.

    Step 12