Summary of Upcoming Changes with User Impacts

(Revised July 9, 2018)

AFFECTED USERS CHANGE DESCRIPTION
Effective Date: October 20, 2018 (Release 16.3)
Applicant S2S

Grants.gov will only accept new submission header V2.0 for Applicant S2S

  • After October 20, 2018, Applicant S2S systems will need to utilize the new submission header V2.0
  • Applicant web services Get Opportunities and Get Opportunity Plus Comp Title will no longer be supported. S2S applicants need to transition to use the Get Opportunity List web service
  • Notes: Release 16.2.1 (currently available in the Grants.gov Production and Training environments) introduced the new Applicant web services and new submission header V2.0. Applicant S2S users should test and update their systems before Release 16.3. Please review the 16.2.1 Release Notes for more details.
Effective Date: October 20, 2018 (Release 16.3)
Applicant

Applicant accounts with a duplicate email address will be required to merge their accounts to login to Grants.gov

  • To merge your accounts, you need access to the email address associated with the accounts. If you no longer have access to the email account or you do not want to merge these accounts, then you can change the email address to enter a unique email address. For instructions, refer to the Merge Accounts help article.

Effective Date: October 20, 2018 (Release 16.3)
Applicant, Grantor

Grants.gov password reset process improvements

  • The process to reset a forgotten password will change to require you to enter a temporary password that will be sent to the email address associated with your Grants.gov account. Please ensure the email address associated with your Grants.gov account is up to date and accessible.

Effective Date: December 31, 2018
Grantor, Grantor S2S

Opportunity Package Templates containing the specific inactive Forms will be deleted on December 31, 2018

Forms listed below were inactive forms as of January 2018. Templates containing the following inactive Forms will be deleted:

  • Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424) [V2.0]
  • Attachments [V1.0], [V1.1]
  • Budget Information for Construction Programs (SF-424C) [V1.0]
  • Budget Narrative Attachment Form [V1.0], [V1.1]
  • Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF-LLL) [V1.1]
  • Other Attachments Form [V1.0], [V1.1]
  • PHS 398 Career Development Award Supplemental Form [V3.0]
  • PHS 398 Cover Page Supplement [V2.0], [V3.0]
  • PHS 398 Research Plan [V2.0], [V3.0]
  • PHS 398 Research Training Program Plan [V3.0]
  • PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form [V3.1]
  • Project Abstract [V1.1]
  • Project Narrative Attachment Form [V1.0], [V1.1]
  • Research & Related Project/Performance Site Location(s) [V1.1]
  • Project/Performance Site Location(s) [V1.2], [V1.4]
  • Supplementary Cover Sheet for NEH Grant Programs [V2.0]
  • Objective Work Plan [V1.0], [V1.1]
  • PHS Assignment Request Form [V1.0]

Since Grantors will no longer be able to create new packages with these templates, Grantors will need to support the latest versions of these 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.