Smartsheet Gov overview

Applies to

Smartsheet Gov

Smartsheet Gov is a version of the secure and reliable Smartsheet platform that is purpose-built for the US Federal Government to help agencies bring innovation, collaboration, and transparency to government initiatives.

How to access

If you’re on a Smartsheet Gov plan, you can access it here: https://app.smartsheetgov.com

New to Smartsheet?

See our getting started learning track. (Note that some of the capabilities discussed in the learning track and in the learning center may not be available for Smartsheet Gov accounts.)

Sheet and imported files size limits

A sheet cannot exceed a total of 500,000 cells—that is, when multiplied together, the number of rows and columns in your sheet cannot exceed this number.

Imported files have the same restrictions and cannot exceed 50 MB.

The following table includes more information about maximum values.

Sheet Component Maximum
Rows 20,000
Columns 400
Cells 500,000
Inbound Cell Links 20,000
Unique cells referenced in cross-sheet formulas 100,000


Sheet maximums:

  • Rows: 20,000
  • Columns: 400
  • Cells: 500,000

To determine how close you are to the 500,000 cell limit, multiply the number of columns in your sheet by the number of rows. For example, a sheet with 20,000 rows can only have 25 or fewer columns, and a sheet with 400 columns can only have 1,250 or fewer rows.

If you are working with sheets with more than 5,000 rows, you’ll have the best results in the Chrome browser.

Smartsheet Gov security

Smartsheet Gov is designed to meet the FedRAMP Moderate baseline—a standardized set of security requirements by the U.S. government for cloud services—and will have a Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) from the Joint Authorization Board (JAB).

Smartsheet Gov supports the Single Sign-On (SSO) sign-in option. When you configure Smartsheet Gov, you must use a Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) SSO solution to maintain compliance with FedRAMP requirements (for example, Google Authenticator).

Smartsheet Gov only supports Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2.

Smartsheet Gov capabilities

Smartsheet Gov offers the same level of core functionality as Smartsheet. At this time, certain capabilities and integrations are not supported on Smartsheet Gov.

Smartsheet Gov updates follow those of the commercial version of Smartsheet. As a new capability is released in the commercial Smartsheet environment, it may become available in Smartsheet Gov at a later time.

For a comprehensive list of differences between a Smartsheet Gov plan and a standard Smartsheet Enterprise plan, see Differences Between Smartsheet Gov and Commercial.

Smartsheet Gov sharing 

You can share Smartsheet items (sheets, reports, dashboards) to other people who have a Smartsheet Gov login. You do not need a license to access Gov items; you do need a Smartsheet Gov login. 


By design, you cannot directly share Smartsheet items between a Smartsheet Gov account and a standard commercial Smartsheet account.

Depending on the security settings imposed by your organization’s Smartsheet Gov account, you may be able to share Smartsheet items to others who have Smartsheet Gov accounts, as well as collaborators. Anyone shared to an item who does not yet have a Smartsheet Gov account (established a login) will need to create an account to access the items shared to them. 

Access to the Smartsheet Community

At this time, Smartsheet Gov customers can view the Smartsheet Community but cannot post or reply in the community.

Gov customers cannot use their Smartsheet credentials to sign in to the community site.

Support hours

Smartsheet Gov customer support is available 6 am to 6 pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.