On October 1, 2020, the State Justice Institute (SJI) launched the Grant Management System (GMS) to better serve applicants and grantees, and further improve the grant-making process. The GMS is an online, end-to-end system, that spans the entire grant lifecycle. The GMS provides applicants and grantees with the ability to apply for and manage grants, including fulfilling reporting requirements and requesting reimbursement of grant-funded activities.
Beginning in FY 2021, all new grant applications submissions must be submitted through the GMS. Additionally, all grantees from FY 2021 forward are required to manage their awards in the GMS. Grantees with open awards made prior to FY 2021, may elect to create a new account and complete all requirements in GMS. While not required, current grantees are encouraged to utilize the new system.
The launch of GMS represents a considerable investment by SJI, and reinforces our commitment to improving the grant application and management process, and advancing the use of technology by state courts. Users may access GMS at gms.sji.gov to create an account and begin new applications, or manage current grant awards. SJI staff are available to answer questions and provide support, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. A series of brief videos are also available for GMS users. Additional resources include a Grant Application Guide and a Grant Management Guide.