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Grants.gov Cloud Migration

What to Expect During the Grants.gov Cloud Migration and Extended Downtime for September 2022

Graphic displaying servers uploading to the CloudGrants.gov is being migrated to the cloud. To ensure a smooth and successful transition, an extended period of downtime has been scheduled for Grants.gov.

Although the transition is expected to be completely seamless to applicants, we have compiled the following Q&A to address the primary questions and concerns of applicants regarding the migration.

Why is Grants.gov being migrated to the cloud?

Migrating Grants.gov to the cloud will provide many benefits, including:

    • Fewer maintenance outages,
    • Better availability and performance,
    • Increased scalability, agility, and flexibility,
    • Improved security,
    • Providing a modern infrastructure better able to support future system       enhancements, and
    • Providing an overall improved user experience.

When will Grants.gov be offline?

Grants.gov will be offline during the following period:

    • Grants.gov will go Offline Friday, September 23, 2022, at 12:01 AM ET.
    • Grants.gov will come back Online Thursday, September 29, 2022, at             11:59 PM ET.

In case of unexpected issues or changes to the downtime schedule, we will post updates to the Grants.gov Alerts page.