Two great pieces of news hit the Grants.gov blog yesterday:
Grants.gov has experienced an unprecedented volume on the website. The hits on the site have increased 115% from December 08 (800K) to March 09 (1.8M).
In the three week period from March 2 through March 22 Grants.gov processed 27,576 applications which is by far and away the largest submissions processed in any 3 week period since Grants.gov began.
Also, on March 6 Grants.gov began capturing Recovery Act specific grant opportunities posted by agencies. We created the following page http://www.grants.gov/applicants/recovery.jsp with information on the Act as well as access to the opportunities.
From March 6 through March 29 this page has been accessed 94,227 times. There are currently 67 Recovery Act opportunities posted on Grants.gov. We are continuing to work towards enhancing system performance due to the increased activity on the system.
Looks like the system is now scaling better, and that the PMO is working really hard to ensure Grants.gov stays the one-stop-shop for grants information government-wide. Excellent!