The Michigan Electronic Grant System (MEGS)

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The Michigan Electronic Grant System (MEGS)

The successful implementation of an electronic grants management system requires:

  • organizational leadership (commitment and top cover),
  • a robust and flexible system,
  • strong project management, and
  • effective business process redesigns.

The State of Michigan faced many challenges as it moved from paper to web-based systems to manage grants. MEGS has helped the State reduce redundant data submissions, improve grant application processes, and increase customer satisfaction.

As a result of the efforts of the project team, the Michigan Departments of Information Technology (DIT) and Education (MDE) have an innovative system from Agate Software that manages approximately $1 billion in annual grant funding.

Providing project management for The Michigan Electronic Grant System, A.J. Boggs & Company worked with program managers to define the requirements for an effective and flexible system. Project Managers helped to continually improve grant processes, manage change and vendors, train users, and assure quality across The Michigan Electronic Grant System project. The Rational Unified Process (RUP) was used to help elicit requirements and develop the product vision.

For more information, contact Bill Maas at bmaas@ajboggs.com or 517-749-0816.  MEGS supports the following grant programs within the current project office:

  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • Career Technical Education and Technology Preparation
  • Adequate Yearly Progress Technical Assistance
  • Adult Education: Instructional Initiatives
  • Adult Education: Special Projects
  • Adult Education: WIA Core Programs
  • Adult Education: Section 107
  • Charter Schools
  • Child Nutrition Application Programs (CNAP), including:
    • Child and Adult Day Care Program (CACFP) Child Care Centers
    • Family Day Care Homes (FDCH)
    • School Meals
    • Summer Camps
    • Summer Food Service
  • Comprehensive Community Needs and Resources Assessment (CNRA)
  • Consolidated Application, including:
    • Title I, Part A, Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEAs
    • Title I, Part C, Education of Migratory Children
    • Title I, Part C, Migrant, Summer School
    • Title I, Part D, Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk
    • Title II, Part A, Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting
    • Title II, Part D, Enhancing Education through Technology
    • Title III, Part A, English Language Acquisition and Immigrant Education
    • Title V, Part A, Innovative Programs
    • Title VI, Part B, Sub Part 2, Rural and Low Income
  • Early On Michigan
  • Education Technology Competitive
  • Education Technology Plan
  • Even Start
  • Freedom to Learn
  • Fress Fruit and Vegetable
  • Headstart
  • Homeless Students
  • Improving Teacher Quality
  • Math & Science Centers
  • Math & Science Partnerships
  • Michigan State Readiness Program
  • Military Connected Children
  • Nonpublic School Membership Report
  • Safe and Supportive Schools
  • Safe & Drug-Free Schools
  • Section 31a Program Report
  • Section 31a/32e Flexibility
  • Section 41, Bilingual Education
  • Special Education
  • Summer Migrant
  • Title I School Improvement
  • Transition Service