For America's 39,000+ general purpose local governments, grant funds play a vital role in the delivery of services through various programs and projects. Since 2000, eCivis has partnered with thousands of counties, cities, towns, and villages to assist them with searching for grant funding and managing awards. Here are some examples of what local governments look for in their grant management system.
Detroit needed a Web-based grants management solution (GMS) that would support improved, compliant accounting practices and enable accurate, timely reporting. The system requirements included an intuitive user interface, support grants management best practices, utilize current technology, enable expedited implementation, and integrate with the city’s current and future financial systems.
Improving the City’s ability to manage its grants will help restore its financial stability and enable the City to raise and expend grant revenue in support of its strategic vision to propel Detroit forward. In addition to markedly improving compliance, accounting, and reporting, services to the citizens of Detroit should improve, which will help restore confidence in local government.
Implement a comprehensive grants management system with functionality including grant research, solicitations, process workflow, award management and tracking outcomes.
The objectives of the system were to improve comprehensive grant reporting by the County, track the County’s success rate in obtaining grants, identify grants available to fund projects, track expenses on a grant and department level basis, monitor grant deadlines and deliverables, and establish an audit trail for all grant activities. The grants management system was also required to perform the following key tasks:
The City of Miami wanted a system to manage its pre-award and post-award activities in one place. They specifically wanted a grant management system to help drive the following: