Monday, October 31, 2016

Maintenance Alert - Server Maintenance November 19-21, 2016 Update

Previously scheduled maintenance will not take place on November 19-21, 2016, as indicated.
The next scheduled maintenance is on December 17-19, 2016.

For more information on planned maintenance, please visit:
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/outreach/calendar.html 

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue to improve the Grants.gov user experience.

The Grants.gov Program Management Office

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Update: Grants.gov Applicant Support Call Center - Email Issues Resolved

The Grants.gov Applicant Support Call Center email issues have been resolved. Please contact Grants.gov Applicant Support via email at support@grants.gov or by phone at 1-800-518-4726 for any Grants.gov assistance.

Grants.gov Applicant Support Call Center - Email Disruption

The Grants.gov Applicant Support Call Center (support@grants.gov) is currently having email issues. If you need immediate assistance, please call the Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Update: Technical Alert - Grants.gov Release 15.3 Training Deployment - October 17-19, 2016 - Completed

The Grants.gov Training Release 15.3 Deployment is completed and the Grants.gov Training environment is back online.

For more information on planned maintenance, please visit: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/outreach/calendar.html


We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue to improve the Grants.gov user experience.

The Grants.gov Program Management Office
  

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Technical Alert - Grants.gov Release 15.3 Training Deployment - October 17-19, 2016

The Grants.gov Release 15.3 will be deployed to the Training environment beginning on Monday October 17, 2016. The maintenance window is as follows:  

Training Scheduled Maintenance Outage: 
Training System will go Offline Monday October 17, 2016 at 12:01 AM ET.
Training System will go Online Wednesday October 19, 2016 at 6:00 AM ET.


In the event that we run into any issues or finish maintenance ahead of schedule, we will post follow-up messages to the Grants.gov Blog (http://grants-gov.blogspot.com) and we will send an email to our distribution lists.

For this and all scheduled maintenance, please visithttp://www.grants.gov/web/grants/outreach/calendar.html

We appreciate your patience as we work to improve your Grants.gov user experience.

The Grants.gov Program Management Office

Update: Technical Alert - Grants.gov Release 15.3 Production Deployment - October 15-17, 2016 - Completed

The Grants.gov Release 15.3 Production Deployment is completed and the Grants.gov Production environment is back online.

The Grants.gov Release 15.3 will next be deployed to the Training environment beginning on Monday October 17, 2016. The maintenance window is as follows:

Training Scheduled Maintenance Outage:
  • Training System will go Offline Monday October 17, 2016 at 12:01 AM ET.
  • Training System will go Online Wednesday October 19, 2016 at 6:00 AM ET.
For more information on planned maintenance, please visit: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/outreach/calendar.html

Please read about Release 15.3, on the Grants.gov Community Blog and for detailed information about the release, please review the Grants.gov R15.3 Applicant Release Notes: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/outreach/releases.html 

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue to improve the Grants.gov user experience.


The Grants.gov Program Management Office
  

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Technical Alert - Grants.gov Release 15.3 Production Deployment - October 15-17, 2016

The Grants.gov Release 15.3 will be deployed to the Production and Training environments beginning on Saturday October 15, 2016. The maintenance window is as follows:

Production Scheduled Maintenance Outage:
Production Environment will go Offline Saturday October 15, 2016 at 12:01 AM ET.
Production Environment will go Online Monday October 17, 2016 at 6:00 AM ET.

Training Scheduled Maintenance Outage:
Training System will go Offline Monday October 17, 2016 at 12:01 AM ET.
Training System will go Online Wednesday October 19, 2016 at 6:00 AM ET.

In the event that we run into any issues or finish maintenance ahead of schedule, we will post follow-up messages to the Grants.gov Alerts Blog (http://grants-gov.blogspot.com) and we will send an email to our distribution lists.
  
For additional information about Release 15.3, please review the Grants.gov R15.3 Applicant Release Notes: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/outreach/releases.html

For this and all scheduled maintenance, please visit: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/outreach/calendar.html.

We appreciate your patience as we work to improve your Grants.gov user experience.
The Grants.gov Program Management Office

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Update: Maintenance Alert - Grants.gov Production and Training Environments Server Maintenance September 17-19, 2016 Completed

The Grants.gov Production and Training environments are back online

For more information on planned maintenance, please visit: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/outreach/calendar.html

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue to improve the Grants.gov user experience.

The Grants.gov Program Management Office

Friday, September 9, 2016

Maintenance Alert - Grants.gov Production and Training Environments Server Maintenance September 17-19, 2016

The Grants.gov Production and Training Environments will be undergoing routine, scheduled maintenance on Saturday September 17, 2016. The maintenance window is as follows:

Scheduled Maintenance Outage:

Production Environment will go Offline Saturday September 17, 2016 at 12:01 AM ET.
Production Environment will go Online Monday September 19, 2016 at 6:00 AM ET.

Training Environment will go Offline Saturday September 17, 2016 at 12:01 AM ET.
Training Environment will go Online Monday September 19, 2016 at 6:00 AM ET.

In the event that we run into any issues or finish maintenance ahead of schedule, we will post follow-up messages to the Grants.gov Blog (http://grants-gov.blogspot.com) and we will send an email to our distribution lists. 

For more information on planned maintenance, please visithttp://www.grants.gov/web/grants/outreach/calendar.html.

We appreciate your patience as we work to improve your Grants.gov user experience.

The Grants.gov Program Management Office

Monday, August 29, 2016

Grants.gov Notice: Phasing Out Grants.gov’s Legacy Application Package in December 2017



In an effort to provide continued updates about the upcoming changes to Grants.gov, we are providing notice that in December 2017, Grants.gov will phase out the Legacy Application Package. This means that applicants will no longer be able to apply using the older, single PDF package of forms.
Instead, applicants will apply for grants using Grants.gov Workspace, which separates the application package into individual forms. Applicants will apply by creating a workspace, completing the individual PDF forms, and submitting their application workspace package. Also, the new online forms interface will be added to Grants.gov and will be accessible through Workspace in mid-2017.

The phase-out of the Legacy Application Package is still more than a year away, but now is the time to prepare for this change.

Use Grants.gov Workspace to apply for your next federal grant. Doing so will also prepare you to use the upcoming online forms feature.

BENEFITS TO APPLICANTS
Using Grants.gov Workspace brings a range of benefits to applicants and their organizations:

  1. Workspace streamlines collaboration. Multiple forms can be completed at once by a team of applicants.
  2. Workspace saves time. Forms from old workspaces can be reused, reducing data-entry, and saving valuable time.
  3. Workspace helps detect errors earlier. Improved error-checking allows applicants to catch and correct errors earlier resulting in fewer rejected submissions.
  4. Workspace simplifies applying. In a Grants.gov Workspace, every link and button is explained in context-sensitive help articles. Grants.gov has also created a series of video tutorials to walk applicants through the Workspace submission process.

Please review the Grants.gov Notices page for up-to-date information regarding upcoming changes:
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/outreach/grants-gov-notices.html

For more information about Grants.gov Workspace, please visit our various Workspace resources:
Grants.gov Workspace Overview:
Grants.gov Workspace Training Video Series:
Grants.gov Community Blog articles on Workspace:

THOUGHTS OR QUESTIONS?
Please feel free to share them by emailing us at Community@grants.gov or posting feedback on the Grants.gov Community Blog.

Note: S2S users are unaffected by this phase-out.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Maintenance Alert - Server Maintenance August 20-22, 2016 Update

Previously scheduled maintenance will not take place on August 20-22,2016, as indicated.
The next scheduled maintenance is on September 17-19, 2016.

For more information on planned maintenance, please visit:
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/outreach/calendar.html 

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue to improve the Grants.gov user experience.

The Grants.gov Program Management Office

Monday, July 11, 2016

Maintenance Alert - Server Maintenance July 16-18, 2016 Update

Previously scheduled maintenance will not take place on July 16-18,2016, as indicated.
The next scheduled maintenance is on August 20-22, 2016.

For more information on planned maintenance, please visit:
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/outreach/calendar.html 

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue to improve the Grants.gov user experience.

The Grants.gov Program Management Office

Technical Alert: Grants.gov Release 15.2.0.1 - Update to Daily Email Subscription Notifications

Thanks to feedback from our users, we have made email subscription notifications easier to read with Release 15.2.0.1.

The readability enhancements include:
  • The agency code and agency name have been moved to the top of each listing.
  • More space has been added between listings.
  • Each listing element is now displayed on a new line.
Several other changes have also been made to improve readability.

Thank you for helping to improve the Grants.gov system.


The Grants.gov Program Management Office

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Update: Technical Alert - Grants.gov Release 15.2 Training Deployment - June 20-22, 2016 - Completed

The Grants.gov Training Release 15.2 Deployment is completed and the Grants.gov Training environment is back online.

For more information on planned maintenance, please visit: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/outreach/calendar.html


We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue to improve the Grants.gov user experience.

The Grants.gov Program Management Office
   

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Technical Alert - Grants.gov Release 15.2 Training Deployment - June 20-22, 2016

The Grants.gov Release 15.2 will be deployed to the Training environment beginning on Monday June 20, 2016. The maintenance window is as follows:  

Training Scheduled Maintenance Outage: 
Training System will go Offline Monday June 20, 2016 at 12:01 AM ET.
Training System will go Online Wednesday June 22, 2016 at 6:00 AM ET.


In the event that we run into any issues or finish maintenance ahead of schedule, we will post follow-up messages to the Grants.gov Blog (http://grants-gov.blogspot.com) and we will send an email to our distribution lists. 


For this and all scheduled maintenance, please visithttp://www.grants.gov/web/grants/outreach/calendar.html

We appreciate your patience as we work to improve your Grants.gov user experience.


The Grants.gov Program Management Office