GovGrants® is the first enterprise class, full life-cycle grants management system built on a cloud platform, Salesforce.com, and offered as Software-as-a-Service. This SaaS subscription model means that agencies need not pay for cumbersome hardware and software costs and there are no latform upgrade costs. And the fact that GovGrants is based on the world’s leading cloud platform means it’s scalable, reliable, flexible, and fast to deploy.
GovGrants provides State and Local agencies with a fully integrated, enterprise-level grants solution for both the “As a Grantor” and the “As a Grantee” requirements. In this manner, agencies are provided the full set of functionalities inherent to the intersection between grant receiving (i.e., Federal funds) and grant making (i.e., sub-grants).
GovGrants enables State and Local agencies to have a real-time 360-degree view of every grant program, funding sources/allocations and all applicant and recipient details. Task based automated workflows take the guesswork out of each step of the granting process for both internal grant program managers and external applicants and grantees. This provides the greatest program efficiencies and lowers states’ overhead costs, which ultimately benefits the taxpayers.
GovGrants was designed and built by REI Systems, a leading grants management system development company for over 17 years and Salesforce, the world’s largest cloud provider now in business for over 15 years. REI is a member of the National Grants Management Association (NGMA) and co-sponsors of the Grants Management Breakfast (GMB) Forum with George Washington University.
GovGrants® provides capabilities across the grants management life-cycle – from planning to close-out- for both grant makers and grant recipients. GovGrants is modular, with the native ability to configure each of the out-of-the-box capabilities to meet the specific business processes, approvals, and workflows of your agency.
GovGrants offers the time to value of off-the-shelf solutions while providing the flexibility and configurability of custom-developed software. GovGrants, as built and deployed by REI, will provide agencies with the following benefits:
GovGrants will reduce the level of effort of both Sub-Grantees and Agency users, improve overall data quality, enhance reporting capabilities, and provide real-time visibility into grant application, approval, and performance status.
The underlying business processes can be easily configured by business users to meet specific program needs—without reliance on specialized IT staff. GovGrants will become an Agency’s process management tool from grant announcement through all application, review, award, and closeout steps with a complete transaction tracking capability that lasts as long as you want to retain the data.
GovGrants can be put into production quickly by leveraging the native features of the Salesforce platform, including out-of-the-box forms, workflows, business rules, reporting, and dashboards.
System updates and upgrades are automatically pushed to an already deployed system, substantially reducing the burden on IT staff to manage constant upgrades and patches while allowing for an “evergreen and future-proof” solution.
As a cloud-based solution, GovGrants means no new server-side hardware and infrastructure costs associated with deployment. GovGrants also provides automated failover resulting in near 100% uptime and unlimited scalability to support any number of users without the need for a proprietary data center and capital investments.
REI is mindful of adherence to prevailing IT standards and is focused on reducing the risks associated with software development and sustainment. Three platform maintenance and enhancement upgrades are provided each year without service interruption and no change in prices.
REI is an ISO 9001:2008 company with mature quality processes. We are also a Software Engineering Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Development Level 3 company with proven software development lifecycle processes, standards, and best practices.
GovGrants is built to be extensible and architected to allow for easy expansion across grant programs and granting agencies with minimal incremental costs. Each grant program or agency can use GovGrants’ end-to-end grants management services, configured to each program’s specific needs, staff, and processes. With minimal training when transitioning to the new system, this multi-tenant and cost-effective approach to grants management will also reduce the overall cost of IT operations, while enhancing granting performance.