Summary of Upcoming Changes with User Impacts

(Revised June 30, 2017)

AFFECTED USERS CHANGE DESCRIPTION
Effective Date: June 30, 2017
Grantor, Applicant, Grantor S2S, Applicant S2S

Previous/Legacy XML extract format will be retired

  • Users of XML Extract should transition to using the new format
Effective Date: October 21, 2017
Grantor

Grantor accounts with duplicate usernames will be renamed

Grantors are requested to login to Grants.gov prior to October 21, 2017. If their account has the same username as an Applicant, they will be prompted to change their username. Any remaining accounts with duplicate username will be renamed on October 21, 2017. After this date, Grantors can retrieve their updated username by using the Forgot My Username feature.

Effective Date: November 20, 2017 (Release 16.1)
Grantor, Applicant

Opportunity Subscription Enhancements

Grants.gov will be enhancing the Opportunity Subscription Management capability to allow users to better manage their subscriptions. For more information about the new and exciting improvements to our Opportunity Subscription Management capability, click here.

  • If you have an existing Grants.gov account before November 18, 2017, you will be able to view and manage your current subscriptions after Release 16.1 is deployed on November 20, 2017. Please note: the email address on your Grants.gov account must match the email address used to subscribe. Also, if you have multiple Grants.gov accounts using the same email address, please merge the accounts prior to November 18, 2017.
  • If you have subscriptions and do not have a Grants.gov account by November 18, 2017, you will need to use our new streamlined registration process to create an account and add your subscriptions on or after Release 16.1 is deployed on November 20, 2017.
Effective Date: December 31, 2017
Grantor, Applicant

Legacy PDF Application Package will be phased out in December 31, 2017

  • Applicants will no longer be able to download the older, single PDF application package of forms.
  • Applicants can apply for grants using Grants.gov Workspace, which separates the application package into individual forms. Applicants can create a workspace, complete the individual PDF forms, and submit their application workspace package.
  • The new online forms interface is now available in Grants.gov (as of February 2017) and is only accessible through Workspace.
  • For any funding opportunities where applicants have downloaded the legacy PDF application package, they will be able to continue to submit that package until March 31, 2018.
  • S2S Submissions will continue to be supported.

For more information about Grants.gov Workspace, please visit our various Workspace resources:

Effective Date: December 31, 2017
Grantor, Grantor S2S

Opportunity Package Templates containing specific inactive R&R Forms will be deleted

Templates containing the following inactive R&R Forms will be deleted:

  • R & R Multi-Project Subaward Budget Attachment(s) Form 10YR 30ATT [V1.0]
  • R & R Subaward Budget Attachment(s) Form [V1.2], [V1.3]
  • R & R Subaward Budget Attachment(s) Form 10 YR 10 ATT [V1.3]
  • R & R Subaward Budget Attachment(s) Form 10 YR 30 ATT [V1.3]
  • R & R Subaward Budget Attachment(s) Form 5 YR 30 ATT [V1.3]
  • RR FedNonFed Budget [V1.1]
  • Research & Related Budget [V1.1], [V1.3]
  • Research & Related Budget 10YR [V1.3]
  • Research & Related Multi-Project 10 Year Budget [V1.0]
  • Research & Related Personal Data [V1.1]
  • Research & Related Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) [V1.1]
  • Research & Related Subaward Budget (Total Fed + Non-Fed) 5 YR 30 ATT [V1.2]
  • Research & Related Subaward Budget (Total Fed + Non-Fed) Attachment(s) Form [V1.2]
  • Research And Related Other Project Information [V1.2]
  • SBIR/STTR Information [V1.1]
  • SF424 (R & R) [V1.1], [V1.2]

Since Grantors will no longer be able to create new packages with these templates, Grantors will need to support the latest versions of the R&R Forms. Please note that there is no impact to existing open packages containing these forms.

For the Summary of Recent Changes with User Impact, please see the Releases page for the details of the recent enhancements to Grants.gov.