15.1 Applicant Release Notes

  • Production Deployment Date: February 20-22, 2016
  • Training Deployment Date: February 22-24, 2016


  • Release 15.1 Enhancements
  • Summary of User Impacts

Provide an ability for organizations to Set AOR Organization Level Access

Add Manage Organization Profile page with AOR Access Level flag to indicate if all AORs within the Organization have Standard or Expanded access

  • If AOR Access Level flag set to Expanded, AORs have existing EBiz POC and AOR functionality (without entering MPIN)
    • Manage all Workspaces, submissions, and users
    • Create and submit Workspaces without being added as a Participant
  • If AOR Access Level flag set to Standard, AORs have current R15.0 functionality
    • Manage workspaces where they were added as a Participant
    • Manage their submissions
    • Assign/Revoke Manage Workspace role to all active users

Remove Restriction to Allow Applicants to Reuse Forms from another Organization's Workspace

Remove restriction on uploading form from a different DUNS. Notify user the form is from a different DUNS and give them the option to proceed with the upload.

Clarify Password Expiration and Account Expiration/deactivation Guidance

  • Add content to the FAQs to clarify expiration and deactivation
  • Update email notifications and registration pages to link to new FAQs
    • Update account and password expiration email notifications to inform user about impacts
    • Update Account Deactivation Email to Provide link to Account Deactivation Guidance regarding losing Roles
    • Update registration pages to provide password Expiration and Account deactivation Guidance
  • Discontinue password reactivation reminder emails to deactivated user
  • Discontinue sending Account Deactivation notification emails to Individual Applicants and to EBiz POC, since they do not lose any roles

Enhance opportunity search to support search by Multiple CFDAs and Title

Enhance the CFDA search field on Search Grants page to allow users to search by multiple CFDA numbers and multiple CFDA title keywords.

Enhance Related Documents Functionality

View Grant Opportunity – Related Documents tab

  • Add folder structure for Related Document attachments
  • Add Related Documents links

Additional Enhancements

  • Enhance View Grant Opportunity - Synopsis Tab
    • Change "Creation Date" to "Last Updated Date"
    • Add Opportunity Category Explanation
  • Add export functionality for the forms repository
  • Enhance footer to add link to Grants.gov YouTube Training and Quick Clicks videos
  • Minor bug fixes

Summary of Recent Changes

Effective Date: January 4, 2016

Grantors - Email Synopsis

  • Synopsis can no longer be created using Email Synopsis

Grantors S2S, Applicant S2S - S2S Versions

  • S2S V0 and V1 end points are discontinued
  • S2S V2 is the only end point supported

Effective Date: January 11, 2016

Grantor S2S - Existing Self-Signed Certificates

  • Existing self-signed certificates are disabled
  • All self-signed certificates must be converted to CA issued client certificates for Training and Production

Grantors S2S, Applicant S2S - Port 446 Disablement

Reminder of Upcoming Changes

Effective Date: April 4, 2016

Grantors, Applicants, Grantor S2S, Applicant S2S - Grants.gov URL Redirect Support

  • Grants.gov will no longer provide URL redirects for outdated Grants.gov pages.
  • The old Training (AT07) URLs will no longer be rerouted to the new URLs.