Presentation on theme: "Michigan Electronic Grants System Plus"— Presentation transcript:
1 Michigan Electronic Grants System Plus MEGS+Michigan Electronic Grants System PlusSession One: System Requirements and Access
2 MEGS+ Scope Serves the Michigan education community Supports completion, review and approval of applications, certifications, reports, and other tasksApplications are primarily federally funded; some state funded programsApplications will be converted from MEGS and CNAP, phased over the next year
3 MEGS+ Objectives Replace MEGS and CNAP with current technology Improve performanceImprove usabilityIncrease reliabilityReduce costs of rollovers, enhancements and changes
4 Initial Applications/Tasks MEGS+Initial Applications/TasksDELEG Adult Learning21st Century Community Learning CentersSchool MealsMilitary-Connected ChildrenCharter SchoolsEducation Jobs FundGreat Parents, Great StartMath and Science CentersMathematics & Science PartnershipsSection 31a/32e FlexibilitySafe and Supportive SchoolsSpecial Education – Mandated Activities Project (MAP)Title I Regional AssistanceTitle I School Improvement
5 MEGS+ System Requirements Internet AccessWeb Browser- Internet Explorer 8 (preferred)- Firefox 2.0+- Safari 3.0+Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0+An upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 is available at no cost from Microsoft at microsoft.com
6 MEGS+ Access: MEIS https://cepi.state.mi.us/MEISPublic/ MEIS is the Michigan Education Information System.MEIS provides one system for the management of user accounts for a variety of MDE and education applications.In order to use MEGS (and potentially other State of Michigan systems) you must first obtain a MEIS account. This can be done by going to the following URL and clicking Create a MEIS Account:
7 MEGS+ Access: Confirming Your MEIS Account The final screen will confirm your account.Print this page for your records.Warning: Passwords are case-sensitive. Your randomly generated password is guaranteed to cause you problems in the future.Change your password immediately after creating your account.Your MEIS account must then be entered in the MEGS+ database.
8 MEGS+ Access: Resetting MEIS Passwords Need to reset your password?The MEIS system has been modified so the user may update and maintain their profile. Users can also:Change their passwordRecover their forgotten login name and passwordMEIS Help Desk:(517)
9 Logging into MEGS+ https://mdoe.state.mi.us/megsplus Go to: Use the Login and Password obtained from the MEIS registration process to login.Remember, the MEIS password is case sensitive.If you are in MEGS, you have automatic access to MEGS+You cannot log in until your Authorized Official has entered your MEIS account into MEGS+.If you MEIS account is entered in MEGS+ you can log in.If you receive an error message that you have a valid MEIS account but are not authorized in MEGS+, contact your Authorized Official.
10 MEGS+ Security: Authorization Structure Level 5 - Authorized OfficialsManage MEGS accounts for district/agencyDesignate Application Administrators (Level 4)Initiate applicationsAssign lower security levels to allow edit or view statusAdd users to MEGSSubmit, amend and delete applications, amendments, and/or reportsAccess to all district applicationsLevel 4 - Application AdministratorsResponsible for managing the applicationInitiate assigned applications for own agencyStart modifications or amendmentsAssign other users to participate in the grant writing or review processInitiate and submit reportsNotify Authorized Officials to submit applications, modifications and amendmentsCan NOT: submit applications; assign other Level 4s
11 MEGS+ Security: Other Security Levels Level 3b Consortium/Grant Member Program CoordinatorThe fiscal agent can add users from consortia organizationsPermission to work on their budget and narrative onlyCan save to no other portions of the grantLevel 3 Consortium/Grant Member-Authorized OfficialsAll Authorized Officials from Consortia Members are automatically added to the grant with view permissionsLevel 2 - Grant WritersAbility to input and edit any dataLevel 2c - Financial OfficersAbility to input and edit budget dataLevel 1 – ViewersCan view all parts of the applicationCannot input or edit any informationTIP: Level 3b and Level 3 are only used for applications supporting a consortium, grant member or regional provider structure.
12 MEGS+ Security: Designating Authorized Officials Two Authorized Officials per recipient agencyAuthorized by the Superintendent /Chief Operating Officer/PSA Board PresidentPrint and send in the MEGS Electronic FormElectronic form is “fillable”You can find forms on the MEGS websiteVery quick turn-aroundAn will be issued when assigned
13 MEGS+ Questions? Program specific questions contact the Program Area. MEGS+ technical questions contact: (517)