System Enhancements & Server Maintenance Outages Calendar

The Grants.gov Program Management Office (PMO) schedules system-wide software releases to bring its users new features and fixes. During these releases, downtime will be scheduled to deploy new enhancements. The PMO also performs scheduled maintenance on its databases and Websites in order to provide enhanced IT security and increased network reliability.

The table below lists the anticipated dates and important information for both system-wide software deployment and scheduled system maintenance, timing of downtime and systems affected. The table will be updated regularly to reflect the most current plans and developments.

In the event that we run into any issues or finish release deployment/server maintenance ahead of schedule, we will post follow-up messages to both Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov) & the Grants.gov Blog (http://grants-gov.blogspot.com).

Effective, March 2015, Grants.gov will conduct routine system maintenance on the 3rd weekend of every month. 
The maintenance window will be Saturday 12:01 AM to 6:00 AM EDT the following business day (typically Monday).
As always, we appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue to improve the Grants.gov user experience.

The Grants.gov Program Management Office

Date Scope Details
October 17-19, 2015 Release 15.0.0
Production Deployment
Scheduled Maintenance Outage:
Production System will go Offline Saturday October 17, 2015 at 12:01 AM EDT.
Production System will go Online Monday October 19, 2015 at 6:00 AM EDT.
October 19-21, 2015 Release 15.0.0
Training Deployment
Scheduled Maintenance Outage:
Training System will go Offline Monday October 19, 2015 at 12:01 AM EDT.
Training System will go Online Wednesday October 21, 2015 at 6:00 AM EDT.
November 21-23, 2015 Server Maintenance Scheduled Maintenance Outage:
Production System will go Offline Saturday November 21, 2015 at 12:01 AM EST.
Production System will go Online Monday November 23, 2015 at 6:00 AM EST.
Training Environment remains online.
December 19-21, 2015 Server Maintenance Scheduled Maintenance Outage:
Production System will go Offline Saturday December 19, 2015 at 12:01 AM EST.
Production System will go Online Monday December 21, 2015 at 6:00 AM EST.
Training Environment remains online.
January 16-19, 2016

Release 15.1

Scheduled Maintenance Outage:
Production System will go Offline Saturday January 16, 2016 at 12:01 AM EST.
Production System will go Online Tuesday January 19, 2016 at 6:00 AM EST.
Training Environment remains online.
February 20-22, 2016 Server Maintenance Scheduled Maintenance Outage:
Production System will go Offline Saturday February 20, 2016 at 12:01 AM EST.
Production System will go Online Monday February 22, 2016 at 6:00 AM EST.
Training Environment remains online.
March 19-21, 2016 Server Maintenance Scheduled Maintenance Outage:
Production System will go Offline Saturday March 19, 2016 at 12:01 AM EST.
Production System will go Online Monday March 21, 2016 at 6:00 AM EST.
Training Environment remains online.
April 16-18, 2016 Release 15.2 Scheduled Maintenance Outage:
Production System will go Offline Saturday April 16, 2016 at 12:01 AM EST.
Production System will go Online Monday April 18, 2016 at 6:00 AM EST.
Training Environment remains online.
May 21-23, 2016 Server Maintenance Scheduled Maintenance Outage:
Production System will go Offline Saturday May 21, 2016 at 12:01 AM EST.
Production System will go Online Monday May 23, 2016 at 6:00 AM EST.
Training Environment remains online.
June 18-20, 2016 Server Maintenance Scheduled Maintenance Outage:
Production System will go Offline Saturday June 18, 2016 at 12:01 AM EST.
Production System will go Online Monday June 20, 2016 at 6:00 AM EST.
Training Environment remains online.
July 16-18, 2016 Server Maintenance Scheduled Maintenance Outage:
Production System will go Offline Saturday July 16, 2016 at 12:01 AM EST.
Production System will go Online Monday July 18, 2016 at 6:00 AM EST.
Training Environment remains online.
August 20-22, 2016 Server Maintenance Scheduled Maintenance Outage:
Production System will go Offline Saturday August 20, 2016 at 12:01 AM EST.
Production System will go Online Monday August 22, 2016 at 6:00 AM EST.
Training Environment remains online.
September 17-19, 2016 Server Maintenance Scheduled Maintenance Outage:
Production System will go Offline Saturday September 17, 2016 at 12:01 AM EST.
Production System will go Online Monday September 19, 2016 at 6:00 AM EST.
Training Environment remains online.