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Grant Management

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts was assigned responsibility for grant management as of Sept. 1, 2011, by the 82nd Legislature, First Called Special Session. This responsibility was moved from the Office of the Governor to the Comptroller’s Office under the Statewide Procurement Division Division. The Comptroller’s Office will serve as the contact for grant management related issues and be responsible for maintenance of the Uniform Grant Management Standards (UGMS) (PDF).

Note: UGMS has been updated to incorporate the Revised Single Audit Threshold to $750,000 for fiscal years beginning on or after December 26, 2014 to align with the federal Uniform Grant Guidance 2 CFR 200.

Individuals posting grants shall have the authority to do so for their agency and hold a Certified Texas Procurement Manager (CTPM) certification. If an individual does not hold a CTPM, they will be required to provide the Comptroller’s Office a signed statement from their Director or the Director’s designated staff member authorizing the individual access to eGrants.

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

In 2007, TexasOnline, now Texas.gov, the official website of the State of Texas, developed the eGrants website for agencies to post grant applications and announcements.

The Comptroller’s Office encourages and promotes the use of the eGrants website by state agencies and local governments.

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.

Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD)

The ESBD should be used for posting solicitations for non-grant related goods and services. Posting the agency grant to the ESBD does not allow the user to easily identify grants and results in an unnecessary search of procurement solicitations. The use of the eGrants website will be more efficient and effective for customers seeking grant information.

State Agency Questions

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

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Statewide Procurement Division
1711 San Jacinto Blvd.,
Austin, Texas 78701