[Office-of-research] Grants.gov Notice on Accepting Applications Outside of Grants.gov

Bruce Morgan bruce.morgan at ucr.edu
Mon May 4 08:56:06 PDT 2009

Please disseminate this message broadly within your unit to Principal
Investigators and unit administrators involved in the preparation and
submission of federal grant applications.

Due to the expected increase in system activity resulting from the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) has authorized steps to alleviate Grants.gov system strain and quickly
increase system capacity.  As part of this strategy, select programs may
choose to use alternate systems to process grant applications during this
heightened period of demand.  As a result, once a grant opportunity has been
identified, be sure to carefully read the instructions to ensure you are
following proper submission procedures for that application, even if you
have applied before.

Please note that Grants.gov will still be the one place to find all
available federal grant opportunities. All opportunities posted on
Grants.gov will include specific application instructions, including as
appropriate, instructions for submitting applications outside of Grants.gov.

The following agencies will be accepting some or all applications outside of

Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), 

Department of Defense (DOD), 

Department of Education (DOED), 

Department of Energy (DOE), 

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), 

Department of Justice (DOJ), 

Department of Treasury, 

Department of Transportation (DOT), 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 

National Air and Space Administration (NASA), 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 

National Science Foundation (NSF). 

It will be important to pay close attention to the grant announcements and
application instructions for these agencies.  Applicants for grant
announcements offered by agencies using alternate systems should note that
the Grants.gov Contact Center cannot address questions or issues relating to
an alternate processing system.  For assistance, applicants for these
announcements should contact the designated official specified in the grant
announcement and application instructions for the agency issuing the
opportunity or the Contract and Grant Officer
<http://or.ucr.edu/home/Staff.aspx?t=3>  assigned to their unit. 

Bruce Morgan

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research



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