We took the best of the best in order to put together a process that could deal with the issues that Detroit had.
The Mission: In 2014, Detroit solicited a competitive bid under emergency management conditions to procure a web-based grants management solution (GMS) that would support improved, compliant accounting practices and enable accurate, timely reporting. The GMS requirements included an intuitive user interface, support of grants management best practices, enable expedited implementation, and integrate with the city’s current and future financial systems. Improving Detroit’s ability to manage its grants was important in its plans to help restore its financial stability and enable the City to raise and expend grant revenue in support of its strategic vision to recover and propel Detroit forward in the years following its bankruptcy. Finally, to improve services to the citizens of Detroit, the GMS would assist in finding and administering funding for key services to citizens and help restore confidence in the City.