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Date : Feb-09-16

Welcome to EGrAMS!
EGrAMS is an Electronic Grants Administration & Management System utilized by the Illinois Department of Public Health for end-to-end grants management. This tool allows applicants, grantees, and grantors to interact in a web based setting, enabling greater awareness, accountability, and analysis throughout the life cycle of a grant. Please visit the Department’s Funding Opportunities page for announcements of competitive grant opportunities.

**Content Updated January 22, 2016.

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EGrAMS User Survey to share your feedback and suggestions for improvements. The survey is available at the link above and after login. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

GATA... Get it Done!
The Journey to Statewide Grant Accountability in Illinois

What is GATA?
The Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA), 30 ILCS 708/1 et seq., is landmark legislation that increases accountability and transparency in the use of grant funds and reduces the administrative burden on both State agencies and grantees through adoption of the federal grant guidance and regulations. Pursuant to this Act, the Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit (GATU) has been established in the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget; GATU is charged with implementation of the Act in coordination with State grant-making agencies and nonprofit organizations in Illinois.

Where are we now?
The Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) has drafted State rule recommendations based on the federal grant guidance and regulations in 2 CFR Part 200 (Uniform Requirements). Now, the GATU and the supporting workgroups are in the Implementation Phase, developing the frameworks required to create the policies and procedures supporting the rules.

On January 1, 2016, GOMB released the 1st Grant Accountability and Transparency Act Annual Report. The report, available HERE, provides the historical context for the Act as well as updates on the planning process and next steps for implementation.

To learn more you may visit

Interested in Getting Involved?
If you are a grantee organization who would like to participate in the GATA implementation process please visit the GATA website to access the GATA Subcommittee Volunteer Participation Request Form.


After logging in, please visit the Training Materials section to view our new EGrAMS Amendment and Line Item Transfer Guide. This guide provides step by step instructions on the amendment and line item transfer process. This document was updated on July 2, 2015.

The IDPH Grants Application Stages and Status Key has been updated in the Training Materials section. This key provides the definitions for the various Stage and Status names which are used in EGrAMS and provides instructions on next steps.

Also available in the Training Materials section is our EGrAMS User Permissions Guide. This document provides instructions on how to properly assign user permissions. This documented was updated on May 21, 2015.


Error Validation: A +Info icon has been added to the error message pop up window. This icon provides additional information regarding the cause and solution for most common errors.

When viewing errors in an application, click the checkbox next to each error code to go to the page with the error.

Training Materials and Reference Guides
Please note that the training materials listed in this section and in the Training Materials screen are the most recent and up to date versions. Please discontinue use of older versions as they may not contain system updates or changes.

  • Getting Started in EGrAMS– June 27, 2014
  • EGrAMS Instructional Guide: Application Entry and Submission– July 10, 2015
  • EGrAMS FAQs and Common Error Message Guide - January 12, 2015
  • EGrAMS User Permissions Guide - May 21, 2015
  • IDPH Grants Application Stages and Status Key - January 27, 2015
  • EGrAMS Amendment and Line Item Transfer Guide for Grantees - July 9, 2015