Please see the below message from The OVC Tribal Financial Management Center regarding the fast approaching Grant Management System transitions.
|Dear OVC Tribal Grantee:
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) legacy systems, including GMS, NexGen, and GPRS, will be discontinued on September 22, 2020.
As a reminder, OJP is authorizing grantees to drawdown 30 days advance funding in the Grants Payment Request System (GPRS) beginning September 15-22 (next week)! If the grantee is not able to spend the funds (greater than $50,000) within 10 days after expiration of the 30-day advance funding period (October 15-22, 2020, depending on the date of the drawdown), the grantee will have to return the funds to OJP.
OJP Grantee Action Dates for System Transition has additional information about the system transition from GMS to JustGrants as well as a “How to Get Ready” section to prepare for the transition. Make sure you are subscribed to email updates and are frequently checking the JustGrants website during the transition for newly posted training resources, reference guides, key activities, and FAQs.
Please also review the Preparing for Entity Onboarding announcement as it includes important information regarding enrollment which were sent to your entity’s SAM Electronic Business Point of Contact (E-Biz POC) from DIAMD-NoReply@usdoj.gov. If your E-Biz POC did not receive an invitation early last week, they may need to check their spam for the invitation. To ensure continued receipt of email announcements regarding the transition, it is recommended to also add email@example.com to your email system’s “trusted sender” list (or equivalent).
The new system, JustGrants will provide:Improved access to and accuracy of dataReduced need for manual data entryEfficient and automated workflowsEnterprise-wide access to dataAccess to online forms with built-in data validationStreamlined end to end processesContact your OVC Grant Manager, TFMC Financial Specialist, or the TFMC Virtual Support Center at TFMC@OVCTFMC.org or 703.462.6900 if you have any questions about the system transition to JustGrants.
The OVC Tribal Financial Management Center