Menu
REI Systems

The Challenge

Despite the magnitude of grant activities today, many Federal, state, local, and non-profit organizations still struggle with effectively and efficiently managing these funds.

The disbursement of grants represents a meaningful portion of the Federal budget. With more than $600 billion in grants disbursed each year, grants represent more than 20% of Federal Government spending. Grant-making organizations are responsible for driving mission outcomes through their recipients, which can be difficult when grantors do not have direct control of grantees. Despite a lack of direct control, agencies must comply with laws and regulations requiring strong financial controls to minimize fraud, waste, and abuse while also measuring performance outcomes and compliance.

reiwebsite_hrsayearinreview

Understand Agency, Mission, Grantees, and Beneficiaries

Grant programs are complex — one size does not fit all.

REI’s job is to understand your agency: its mission, methods, and expectations. We also know that your success depends upon your grantees; you won’t achieve your mission and beneficiary needs won’t be met if your grantees do not succeed. At REI, we help you get the best results by building solutions that align your agency mission and expectations with both grantee needs and legal requirements.

Grants Management isn’t just something we do – it’s in our DNA

Driving Innovation in Grants Management

REI’s grants management experience is full of firsts.

In 1996, we worked with NASA to support the first Federal grant application on the internet. We supported the first enterprise-wide grants management solution at HRSA. Today, we are supporting a number of states as they deploy the first set of enterprise-wide grants management solutions across all of their grant receiving and grant making agencies. We also help our customers go mobile, go cloud, and engineer solutions that take advantage of the rapidly evolving technology landscape in a cost-effective way. To address the Government’s shift towards configuration-driven, productized solutions, we offer GovGrants, a quick-to-launch, configurable SaaS-based solution that supports all phases of the grants management life cycle.

Lower Grantee Risk with Greater Grant Performance

As part of our engagement model, REI evaluates and works with our customers to improve grant processes.

Sometimes this involves supporting organizational change. We support agencies with our grant analytics solutions to advance grant impact and manage risk, helping agencies report data and results to stakeholders such as OMB, Congress, and auditors. Our advice and solutions give program managers, financial managers, and executives better control over their grant programs and produce better results, with evidence to prove it.

Governments face increasing pressure to drive better grant performance

In light of the new Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG) and DATA Act, agencies (especially those at the state and local level) are automating their grants processes to better track and assess grant outcomes. REI has built and deployed GovGrants, an enterprise-level COTS grants management solution across Federal, state, and local agencies to ensure mission outcomes.

Request a GovGrants Demo

Annual State of Grants Management Survey

Together with the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy at George Washington University, REI conducts an annual survey of grant managers, identifying their key success factors, concerns and challenges.

We summarized the results of the most recent survey, along with recommendations for the Administration over the coming years in an article published in Government Executive: “How the Trump Administration Could Get a Better Return from the $650 Billion Federal Investment in Grants”

View Our Annual Survey Results

Public Success Stories

REI’s customers have moved beyond just making grants. Agencies like NASA (including the Small Business Innovation Research program), the DOJ Office of Justice Programs, and the HHS Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) offer expertise and advice, applications and award capabilities, and gather data about mission results – all online.

REI’s technology, solutions, and expertise have helped many organizations – Federal, state, local, and non-profit – build and implement their grants management tools, including:

Federal Agencies & Departments

State & Local Governments

Building a Grants Community – the GMB Forum

REI and the George Washington University bring you the Grants Management Breakfast (GMB) Forum, where professionals from Government, academia, and industry come together to discuss first-hand experiences in managing the full grants life cycle, resulting in real-world opportunities for process and performance improvement.

Learn More

REI Insights

Contact Us

REI helps grant making agencies define and improve processes, train staff and grant recipients, plan and implement systems that work with Grants.gov, and leverage cutting-edge technologies to achieve mission success. Contact us to learn more about how REI can help you with your grants management needs.

Contact Us Today