Anticipating a flood of requests for stimulus funds, the director of the Office of Management and Budget told federal agency heads to plan for a possible meltdown of the government's grant-making web portal,, reports the Washington Post. A review of the web site's capacity revealed a "significant risk of failure," OMB director Peter Orzag warned. A memo sent to agencies said that, where schools, nonprofits, and local governments can search federal programs and apply for more than 1,000 competitive grants from 22 agencies, is already straining under the weight of recent growth. With an expected 60-percent increase in...

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