Grant Management Software
Electronic Grant Management Systems
Many Federal grant programs require the use of standard
government forms for applying for the grant itself and
for the many types of financial reports that are used.
Also, there are standard forms for collecting certifications
from the applicants and for the annual audits that are
conducted under OMB Circular A-133.
However, for many grants, the primary method of applying,
reviewing and monitoring grants is through paper based
systems rather than integrated electronic filing and
grant management tools. This means that an applicant
may have to re-enter similar information used on multiple
forms or reports while the grant administrator may not
have electronic systems to monitor the results from
the many Federal grant programs.
Grant administrators should have management systems
that track the initiation of the program, the issuance
of the notice of funding availability, the application
review process and the awarding of the funds.
Also, these systems must be capable of providing information
for program monitoring along with the results of audits
and financial reviews.
Sample Web-Based Grant Application
As an alternative to typing the Standard grant application,
Grant Community has included a Grant
Application - Standard Form 424 that the applicant
could file electronically. Also, the information in
the form can be saved so that another application could
be completed in lieu of re-typing the standard form.
Furthermore, the applicant would have an electronic
record of the type and date of filing of the grant application.
Benefits Of Electronic Grant
Federal grant expenditures are now in excess of 300
Billion dollars per year . Grant Community.com
believes that the transition to electronic grant filing
and management systems will provide the following benefits
to the Federal, state and local government, the grant
recipients and to the persons receiving these goods
- Increased Efficiency, and Cost Savings
- Elimination of Millions of Hours of Paperwork
- Improved Grant Monitoring
- Easier Access To Grant Information
- Moving Toward Electronic Records And Electronic
- Meeting Congressional Requirements In The Government
Performance And Results Act, The Paperwork Reduction
Act and the Federal Financial Assistance Management
Grant Community.com's Grant
Grant Community.com is developing software to meet
these challenges. Grant Community.com is seeking partners
to further develop the software into customized products
that meet the needs of grant administrators.
Additional information concerning the grant management
software is available by contacting Philip
W. Schulte, Founder, Grant Community.com