https://youtu.be/RX1fljIR8Cc In this seven minute demo, Christina Moore goes over the web-based system Tempest-GEMS for FEMA Public Assistance Grants. The demo begins by going over …
Cares Act Difficulty
Why is COVID funding so difficult to understand and how to address it? We’ve been following the information closely, and we’re a bit lost too. We do have something to share today.
The COVID Pivot
Today We provide free training on grant management, avoiding fraud, waste, and abuse – and supporting new customers while remaining at our desks. How a …
Grant Management Basics: How to Do Progress Reports for Grants
Cut your progress reporting time by 20 minutes per grant by answering three questions on a web form. We’ll take a look at the grant progress reports in Tempest-GEMS. With FEMA and other federal granting agencies, applicants are encouraged to provide a progress report each quarter.
Grant Management Basics: Reimbursement Requests
How to ask for—and get—grant money, extensions, and scope changes. Grant management best practices using grant management software emphasizes an all-in-one solution. With Tempest-GEMS, this process is called a Request. You make a Request of your state to get funds. You make a Request of your state to get an Extension. You make a Request of your state for a change in scope or budget. This is how you get reimbursed by a grant.
Grant Management Basics: How to Document Your Use of Grant Funds
Document organization can be challenging and boring. Use your tools to make your life a whole lot easier. Oh, and both reimbursement and closeout will be a lot easier, too. The other hint is to turn it into a game. Here is a list of things to find… go find them. Grant management best practices includes actions that are done for their own sake. It may not be as dramatic as responding to 911 calls or triage patients. Those actions require funding, paychecks, supplies, power, and internet. Your work keeps all of that moving. Documenting your grant fund use is an integral part of how to manage disaster relief grants.