Grant Management

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts was assigned responsibility for grant management as of Sept. 1, 2011. This responsibility was moved from the Office of the Governor to the Comptroller's Office under the Statewide Procurement Division (SPD).

The Comptroller published the Texas Grant Management Standards (TxGMS) (PDF) in December 2021. This document replaces the Uniform Grant Management Standards (UGMS) (PDF).

TxGMS highlights:

  • TxGMS is better aligned with the federal Uniform Guidance in 2 CFR, Part 200. It is developed under the authority of Gov't Code Ch. 783 to promote the efficient use of public funds in local government and in programs requiring cooperation among local, state, and Federal agencies.
  • For federal grant programs governed by 2 CFR Part 200, TxGMS incorporates the Uniform Guidance and the implementing regulations of the Federal agencies that are effective on the TxGMS publication date. To ensure a seamless adoption of changes to federal law and regulation, TxGMS is automatically amended to include all modifications to the Uniform Guidance and any associated Federal agency implementing regulations that occur subsequent to the TxGMS publication date.
  • To assist grant management professionals, SPD is providing a Crosswalk that will show detailed changes between the Texas Grant Management Standards, Version 1.0 and Texas Grant Management Standards, Version 1.1.
  • FAQ for selecting between TXGMS and UGMS (PDF) for financial audit of grants awarded by Texas State Agencies.

State law requires Texas state agencies, including institutions of higher education, to publish the purpose of each grant exceeding $25,000 awarded from state appropriations on their websites. Information about the requirement and links to agencies’ websites are posted, as required by statute, on the Comptroller’s website.

eGrants website

Texas.gov, the official website of the State of Texas, hosts the eGrants website for agencies to post grant applications and announcements. The eGrants website can be a one-stop solution for any organization or individual seeking information related to grants offered by state agencies and local governments. The Comptroller encourages and promotes the use of eGrants website by state agencies and local governments.

Individuals posting grants shall have the authority to do so for their agency. Requests for e-Grants access documenting approval by the requestor’s director may be submitted by email to SPD.

The Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) should not be used to post solicitations for grant applications. Posting the grant opportunity to the ESBD does not allow the user to easily identify grants and results in an unnecessary search of procurement solicitations.

State Agency Questions

State agency questions related to grant management may be submitted by email to SPD.