Summary of Upcoming Changes with User Impacts

(Revised May 17, 2020)
 

AFFECTED USERS CHANGE DESCRIPTION

Effective Date: June 30, 2020 | Deletion of Templates

Grantor

Opportunity Package Templates containing these specific inactive Forms will be deleted on June 30, 2020:

Forms listed below became inactive between January and June 2019. Templates containing the following inactive Forms will be deleted:

  • Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program Application Checklist and Contact Sheet [V1.2]
  • Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Application Narrative [V2.0]
  • USDA AD-3030 [V1.1]
  • NSF Senior Key Person Profile (Expanded) [V1.1]
  • NSF Cover Page [V1.8]

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.

Effective Date: July 18, 2020 | Deletion of Grantor Accounts with Duplicate Email Address

Grantor

On July 18, 2020, Grantor accounts with a duplicate email address will be deleted

Grantor Impact: For a grantor user with multiple Grants.gov accounts registered using the same email address, only the account with the most recent login will be retained. All other duplicate grantor accounts will be deleted, and you will no longer have access to associated data (including agency activity). To retain access to the associated data, please merge the duplicate grantor accounts.

  • 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: July 20, 2020 | New Web Services in Preparation for UEI Rollout

Grantor S2S (NIH)

On July 20, 2020, Grants.gov will introduce two new UEI-related web services for NIH ASSIST*.

NIH ASSIST can switch to the new "Authenticate AOR Expanded" and "Submit Application as Third Party Expanded" web services any time after July 20. When switching, both web services should be implemented simultaneously. These web services allow applications to be submitted for packages using either UEI or DUNS form versions.

Grantor Impact: NIH ASSIST must switch to the new web services before packages with UEI form versions are made available to apply on ASSIST.

*Reminder: These new web services are only for NIH ASSIST.

Effective Date: September 8, 2020 | UEI Forms in Training as Available

Applicant, Applicant S2S, Grantor, Grantor S2S

Beginning September 8, Grants.gov will deploy new form versions with UEI to the Training environment.

Grants.gov plans to deploy all form versions to the Training environment by October 26, 2020.

Applicant Impact: Applicants can access new form versions in the Training environment. S2S Applicants have until November 13, 2020 to finish integration of the new form versions.

Grantor Impact: Grantors can access new form versions in the Training environment.

Please review the Planned UEI Updates page for more information and to view the full list of forms to be updated.

Track the in progress forms status on the Forms Status Report.

See related notice: November 16, 2020 - UEI Forms in Production

Effective Date: November 16, 2020 | UEI Forms in Production

Applicant, Applicant S2S, Grantor, Grantor S2S

On November 16, 2020, Grants.gov will deploy all new form versions with UEI to the Production environment.

Applicant Impact: S2S Applicants must be ready to support Application Packages containing the new form versions.

Grantor Impact: New templates will use the new form versions. Grantors can begin creating Opportunity Packages containing the new form versions.

Please review the Planned UEI Updates page for more information and to view the full list of forms to be updated.

Track the in progress forms status on the Forms Status Report.

See related notice: September 8, 2020 - UEI Forms in Training as Available


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