Grants.gov has experienced a hardware failure during the night that has resulted in the entire system being down. As a result, you will be unable to submit applications to Grants.gov using InfoEd or Adobe today. This outage will also impact the XML checker in InfoEd.
According to the NIH:
Given that the service interruption occurred on today’s submission deadline for RFA-GM-11-004, NIH has extended the submission deadline for this opportunity by two days. The new submission deadline for RFA-GM-11-004 is Tuesday, October 19, 2010. NIH will continue to communicate with Grants.gov throughout the resolution of this service issue. We are evaluating the impact for submission deadlines on Saturday, October 16, 2010. Keep in mind that when an NIH submission deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline automatically shifts to the next business day (Monday, October 18). We will shortly release a follow-up communication regarding potential contingency plans for these grant programs.
For the most up-to-date information, visit the Grants.gov blog.