Downtime on Oct 28-31, 2023 (Impacts ERA SF424/S2S Functionality) will be down from Saturday, October 28th beginning at 12:01 AM ET and ending Tuesday, October 31st at 11:59 PM ET.

Any proposals due October 30-31 that require [or ERA System-to-System (S2S)] submission, must be submitted by Friday, October 27th (or sooner, if the updated funding opportunity deadline dictates an earlier submission deadline). Double-check for funding opportunity announcement (FOA) updates to watch for any deadline changes due to the outage.

Early submission (by 10/27) of any or S2S proposals due November 1 – 3 is also recommended, if possible.

Once the system is offline (10/28 – 10/31), the following will be affected in the ERA SF424 feature for S2S proposals:

  • Downloading and updating opportunities
  • Background jobs that update opportunities
  • Submitting SF424 applications to
  • Status updates on submissions from

To be prepared for’s extended downtime, please download any needed FOAs from in advance, and set up any upcoming S2S FPs (including completion of FP SmartForm 1.4.1, ensuring the correct FOA has been pulled in).