Since launching Workspace in 2015, Grants.gov has continued to enhance its collaborative features for applicants. Several new features will be available when Release 16.0 is deployed on June 19, 2017.
Our first Release 16.0 preview post highlighted changes to user roles and access levels that will allow Workspace Owners to control access to budget forms and to add participants from outside organizations.
Another upcoming enhancement is the addition of the new progress bar at the top of the workspace.
Think of the progress bar as a subway map that marks a workspace team’s journey through the federal grant application process. Every time a significant milestone is achieved – for example, when all forms are in the “Passed” status – the progress bar will refresh and focus the user on the next task at hand.
Why might you find this visual enhancement helpful?
Every application submission is comprised of scores of individual tasks, so the process can feel overwhelming – especially to the new applicant.
The progress bar provides an accurate visual of where an application is in the submission process and helps to keep applications on track.
Along with the addition of the progress bar to Workspace, we have developed an accompanying infographic that highlights the roles needed to complete each primary action in a workspace.
We encourage you to bookmark the page or to download the infographic so you can reference it when you begin preparing your next workspace application.
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