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

Update: Technical Alert - Grants.gov Release 15.2 Production Deployment - June 18-20, 2016 - Completed

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


The Grants.gov Release 15.2 will next 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.

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

Please read about Release 15.2, on the Grants.gov Community Blog and for detailed information about the release, please review the Grants.gov R15.2 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
  

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Technical Alert - Grants.gov Release 15.2 Production Deployment - June 18-20, 2016

The Grants.gov Release 15.2 will be deployed to the Production and Training environments beginning on Saturday June 18, 2016. The maintenance window is as follows:

Production Scheduled Maintenance Outage:
Production Environment will go Offline Saturday June 18, 2016 at 12:01 AM ET.
Production Environment will go Online Monday June 20, 2016 at 6:00 AM ET.

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 additional information about Release 15.2, please review the Grants.gov R15.2 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

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Update: System Alert: Grants.gov Application Submission Processing Times



Grants.gov is back to normal operation for the processing of application submissions. Should you continue to experience slow processing times for your application submission, please contact the Grants.gov Contact Center and have your Grant Tracking Number available.

Grants.gov Applicant Support
1-800-518-4726
support@grants.gov

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

The Grants.gov Program Management Office

Monday, June 6, 2016

System Alert: Grants.gov Application Submission Processing Times

Grants.gov is currently experiencing a backlog in processing of some application submissions. Your application is being received by Grants.gov though processing times may be slow. Please make sure to retain your Grant Tracking Number(s), email notifications, and any ticket numbers with the Grants.gov Contact Center.

The Grants.gov Program Management Office

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Maintenance Alert - Server Maintenance May 21-23, 2016 Update

Previously scheduled maintenance will not take place on May 21-23,2016, as indicated.
The next scheduled maintenance is on June 18-20, 2016 for the R15.2 Production Release.

For more information on planned maintenance, please visit:

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

The Grants.gov Program Management Office

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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

Previously scheduled maintenance will not take place on April 16-18,2016, as indicated.
The next scheduled maintenance is on May 21-23, 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