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1 Michigan Electronic Grants System MEGS https://megs. mde. state. mi
Michigan Electronic Grants System MEGS https://megs.mde.state.mi.us/megs/ MEGS Application Last Updated: 2/4/2011

2 MEGS Application Overview
The Michigan Electronic Grants System MEGS 101: What is MEGS? What is Needed to Use MEGS? MEGS Security Authorized Officials: Getting Started MEGS Applications Modifications, Amendments Reports in MEGS Cash Management System (CMS)

3 Main Menu: Getting Started
Main Menu Options View/Edit Delete Application Modify Application Amend Application View Reports View History Delete Amendment Buttons are controlled by the status of the applications.

4 Application Menus Application Menu Header Details
Application Information Management Activities General Information Budget Pages Program Information Attachments Submitting the Application All applications have a similar look. Each application type has its own unique features.

5 Avoid Back and Forward It is highly recommended that users use the navigation provided within the application. The browser’s Back button will simply load the cached (or saved) version of the page that exists on the local hard drive as it was the last time the page was accessed. By using the browser’s Back button, the user is not getting the latest information from the website, but rather an “older” saved version of the page. Avoid the Back and Forward buttons in order to always see the latest information.

6 Application and User Information
Header Details Application and User Information Help Main Menu Logout Application Menu Errors Report Menu Report Errors View Comments Contact Agencies Main Menu – Returns the user to the page with all applications initiated by the user’s agency. Don’t Touch Me! Ignore me at all costs. Application Menu – Returns the user to the “home page” for the application. A feature built into this link is a JavaScript menu that allows quick access to other parts of the application. This menu has links to budget pages and program information. Report Menu – Takes the user to the list of reports for the application. Errors – Tracks the progress of the application and alerts the user when any critical part is not completed. All errors must be addressed in order to submit the application. Report Errors – Alerts the user to any errors in the report. All errors must be addressed in order to submit the report. Logout – Logs the user out of MEGS. Application and User Information – Indicates the application that is currently being worked on, the applicant agency, the application number, and the current user’s name. View Comments – Interactive check list with the MDE program office. Contact Agencies – Appears when a user is assigned more than one agency. Help – Takes the user to specific help information for each page. This feature is the first source of assistance for questions or problems that users might encounter.

7 Important Information and Assurances and Certifications
Important Information About the Application - Application due date - Pages that must be submitted - Purposes of the programs included in the application Assurances and Certifications This link opens a page that lists a set of conditions that must be followed by recipients of funds for programs included in the application.

8 Add Users to Application: Control Access to This Application
To Give Users Access to the Application: Go to the “Add Users to this Application” table at the bottom of the page. Enter the MEIS Account IDs of the users to be given access to the application. Select a security level for each new user based on his/her function in the application process. If the user is a contact person for the application, select the type of contact. A Main Contact is required. To activate the users, click the Save button.

9 Edit/Remove Users Control Access to This Application
To Edit or Remove User Access from the Application: Identify users to delete or to temporarily limit their access. To edit the user’s access, make the appropriate changes and click Save. To remove the user, click the box in the “Mark Remove” column to the left of the user’s name and click Save. The removed user will no longer have access to the application unless the user is given access again. If more than 20 users in grant, only Fiscal Agent users show. Select All in drop down to see all users with access to grant.

10 Grant Contact Information To Assign or Change Contacts: Go to the Control Access to This Application page and make the assignment. Authorized users may delete and replace the Contacts. When the assignment is saved, the Main Contact will be displayed on the Grant Contact and Fiscal Agent Information page. Contact, specifies additional recipients of automated MEGS s.

11 General Information: Review Grant Selections
To Review/Change Grant Selections: Click the Review Grant Selections link on the Application Menu. Click the appropriate radio buttons to make any changes in the grants that will be included in the application. Click Confirm to save the changes. If you do not wish to make any changes, click Cancel. Do Not Apply: no intention to apply Apply Now: add all required parts of grant; invokes all error checking Apply Later: add all required parts of grant; no error checking Apply Now and Apply Later status of grants are displayed on Application Menu This option will not appear if the grant has only one funding source.

12 Management Activities: View a PDF of This Application
To View a PDF of the Application: Click the View a PDF of this application link to generate a printable version of the application. The PDF will include all information that is entered into the current application. One Click Solution: sent when ready Links are also provided for individual page PDFs. This feature is provided for agencies to keep a printed copy of the application that the user submitted electronically. To save the PDF of your completed application, select “File – Save As” and save the file to your hard drive. Blank PDF is also available.

13 General Information Pages depend upon the application type.
Add text to pages. Character limitations.

14 General Information: Consortiums
Some applications support consortiums. Pages may vary depending upon the application. Click Add a New Member to add consortium members Select the applicable Funding Source Enter Recipient/District codes Click Save Selections MEGS sends consortium invitation s

15 General Information: Consortiums
Consortium Member Authorized Officials have an option for Grant Consortium Acceptance Information Services only, Funds and Services (separate budget) or Will Not Participate

16 Schools Included in the Application
Some applications use School Level Budgeting, or require schools to be identified with options similar to the ones shown. To Use the School Level Budgeting Option: Click the Add a School button. Select the grant program from the drop down list and click the Go button. Enter the building code for each school that will have a budget. Up to 25 schools can be added at one time. Once all building codes have been entered, click the Save Selections button. A School Budget(s) section will be created on the Budget Summary page. To Remove a School: Click the box next to the school’s name on the School Level Budgeting page. Click the Remove Selected School button.

17 Budget Pages

18 Budget Pages: Budget Navigation
The yellow tinted button denotes the page that the user is currently on. The blue tinted buttons denote pages that are available to navigate to. Clicking these buttons will take the user to the corresponding page. The quick links are available on the red button bar. The View PDF button will generate a PDF for the current grant source. Budget Tabs and Quick Links These features allow for easy navigation between the numerous budget pages. The tabs are color coded for easy recognition. The yellow tinted tab signifies the current page. The View PDF tab will display a PDF of the current budget page. . Budget Buttons The buttons at the bottom of the budget pages serve the same purpose as the tabs for navigation. Instead of returning to the top of the page, clicking any of the buttons will take you to the corresponding page.

19 Budget Summary Budget Totals:
The budget totals are displayed with function codes along the left side and object codes across the top. “Ten’s” function codes Budget totals are changed automatically when new budget items are added to the grant. Complete Contact Information (on the bottom of the page): Business Office Representative Project Contact Person To change the Indirect Cost Rate 1. Determine the change in the indirect cost rate for this grant. 2. In the indirect rate field at the bottom of the budget grid, enter the new rate. 3. Then click the blue ‘Save’ button to submit the rate. If the rate is greater than the maximum allowed an error message will appear at the top of the page requesting to lower the rate. After making the change click the ‘Save’ button again. 4. On successful completion of the change, a new value will be computed and added to the total for the grant.

20 Budget Summary: Additional Budgets
Some applications have additional budgets: Neglected and Delinquent Institutions School Level Budgets Consortium/grant Members Additional budgets are displayed in tables at the bottom of the Budget Summary. Click the underlined name of the institution, school or consortium/grant member to access budget detail for that agency. Consortium/grant member budgets are summarized in Outgoing Transfers (Function Code 400). To change the Indirect Cost Rate 1. Determine the change in the indirect cost rate for this grant. 2. In the indirect rate field at the bottom of the budget grid, enter the new rate. 3. Then click the blue ‘Save’ button to submit the rate. If the rate is greater than the maximum allowed an error message will appear at the top of the page requesting to lower the rate. After making the change click the ‘Save’ button again. 4. On successful completion of the change, a new value will be computed and added to the total for the grant.

21 Budget Pages: Budget Detail
The Budget Detail page is an in-depth look at all budget items for the grant. Each budget item is listed by function code, with the description, any associated FTE and the budgeted amount. As items are entered into the system, this page is automatically updated and displays the totals. The title of the item provides a link to the page where the entries for that budget item can be edited. Items are sorted by function code: Within a function code, items are sorted by object code Within the object code, items are sorted alphabetically

22 Budget Pages: Add Budget Item
To Add a Budget Item: Provide a description of the budget item. Enter amount(s) in the box(es) beneath the appropriate Object Code(s). – Only one entry unless personnel. – All personnel entries must have Salaries and Benefits. After completing the entries, click the Add Item button. To Edit a Budget Item: Access the budget item from the Budget Detail screen, make the changes, and click Update Item. To Delete a Budget Item: Access the item from the Budget Detail screen and click Delete Budget Item. Some grants have unique items here. Transferability (Consolidated Application, Safe and Drug Free) Component (Special Education) Year 1/Year 2 (Special Ed: Early On, Flowthrough, Preschool) Permissive Funding (Special Ed: Flowthrough) Action Plan (CTE Perkins, Tech Prep) Local Share (Homeless Students)

23 Budget Pages: Other options
Capital Outlay: provide justification Edit Budget Detail: edit multiple items at one time Use Delete Budget Detail when you are ready to start over. One chance to confirm: and then it’s gone! Budget Summary Plus/Minus: compare to last approved Budget Summary Quick Links: add multiple items at once Download Budget Detail Links to Program Information pages (depending upon the application type)

24 Budget Pages: Line Item Approval
The consolidated application allows line item approvals for each grant budget. Approved Description field: If underlined it is district level costs. Not underlined it is school level costs.

25 Budget Pages: Line Item Approval
Modifications Required Unallowable (cannot submit until item is deleted)

26 Program information pages are unique for each grant in MEGS.
In some applications, some pages are copied forward from prior years. Indicate if the page has changed. * The consolidated plan that is attached to the application must include all elements listed on this page. * Please be sure that the page numbers entered for each element match the page numbers in the attached plan!

27 Project Narrative Pages vary by application type
* The consolidated plan that is attached to the application must include all elements listed on this page. * Please be sure that the page numbers entered for each element match the page numbers in the attached plan!

28 Expanded Menus Expanded menus are used for applications that include multiple copies of a page. They are also used for sets of related pages under a single heading. To use the expanded menu: Click the “folder” to expand and see the contents. Re-Click the “folder” to hide the links.

29 Attachments to Applications
The link to the page where attachments are uploaded is found in the Attachments section of the Application Menu. To Upload Attachments: Enter a title for the file. Click Browse and find the file. Select the file and click Open. Click Upload Attachment. To view the attachment, click the link on the Application Menu page or on the page where the attachment is uploaded. To replace an uploaded attachment, follow the instructions above. The new attachment will be uploaded in place of the current attachment.

30 “No errors have been detected in this application.”
Check Errors MEGS performs a check for technical errors and will present the information on this page. Links on error page will take user to the page needing correction. Run the error checking until the screen indicates: “No errors have been detected in this application.”

31 Submission of the Application
To Submit an Application: Review Errors on the Application Menu. Notify Authorized Official (AO) that the application is complete. AO clicks the Submit Application button on the Application Menu. If there are any errors, an error list will be generated. Once all errors are corrected, return to the Application Menu and click Submit Application. The next page will present conditions to which you must agree upon when submitting the application. After reading and agreeing with the conditions, click the I Agree button to continue. MEGS will display a confirmation page. Print this page to keep as a record of the submission of the application. A link to allow you to access the confirmation page will be created on the Application Menu. MEGS will notify the district Level 5s and the application designated contacts by that the application has been received.

32 Questions? MEGS: Contact the Program Office CMS: (517)


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