June 30, 2011 § Leave a comment
Posted on Behalf of Judy Ceresa, Grants.gov PMO
The Grants.gov Program Management Office (PMO) continues to work on disaster recovery efforts, as this is a high-priority requirement for maintaining system reliability and availability for all users, including applicants, grant-making agencies, and other grants community stakeholders.
The PMO is currently in the process of recompeting the contract for the system integrator. The PMO’s goal is to award a new contract in September 2011.
Remaining FY 2011 System Enhancements
Several upgrades to the system are planned for the remainder of this Fiscal Year.
Most notably, functionality will be added to the system that will validate the status of an applicant’s Central Contractor Registration (CCR) registration renewal. The validation will occur in real-time. Applicants will receive error messages upon application submission if their CCR registration needs to be renewed. These error messages will contain the organization’s E-Business (E-Biz) point of contact (POC) name and e-mail address. Applicants will not be permitted to submit applications if their CCR registration is not current. Instructions will also be added to the website on the E-Biz POC login screen in an effort to better assist applicants with the login process.
Functionality will be added to the system to enable grant-making agencies to create, modify, and delete application package postings via web service. Status date, authorized organization representative (AOR) e-mail address, and DUNS number fields will be added to the grantor reject report. New fields will also be added to the applicant status reporting functionality enabling grant-making agencies to add comments/notes upon receipt or rejection of all application submissions in an effort to improve communication between grant-making agencies and applicants.