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 Texas Procurement and Support Services (TPASS) 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).
In 2007, TexasOnline, now Texas.gov, the official website of the State of Texas, developed the eGrants Web site for agencies to post grant applications and announcements. Using the eGrants Web site, the general public can search for and view the details of competitive funding announcements available through dozens of Texas state agencies.
The Comptroller’s Office encourages and promotes the use of the eGrants Web site by state agencies and local governments. The eGrants Web site can be a one stop solution for any organization or individual seeking information related to grants offered by state agencies and local governments. The Electronic State Business Daily (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 Web site will be more efficient and effective for customers seeking grant information.
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.
If a state agency has questions related to grant management, please contact Mark KasPar at the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA)/Texas Procurement and Support Services (TPASS) Division, 1711 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, Texas 78701, Ph. (512) 463-8169 or E-mail: mark.kasPar@cpa.state.tx.us.