IT for Grants Management Solutions

Synectics is a true leader in IT for providing federal grants management solutions. We have an in-depth understanding of grants – from application to award to closeout – issued to federal grantees, states, territories, and tribes. Our staff includes certified grants specialists who understand the OMB’s 14 grants processing steps, integrating with, and all federal grant policies. We understand the enterprise architecture, infrastructure, modules, security concerns, and interfaces of grants. Among other achievements, we’ve helped agencies identify underperforming grantees; created umbrella security access systems; implemented audit systems; and developed ePBM solutions.  We have developed multiple grants applications, including:


  • GATES | Grants Administration Tracking Evaluation System - Consolidated 35 separate grants management systems into a single integrated system for the Administration for Children and Families (HHS/ACF). 
  • OLDC | Online Data Collection - Dynamic form-based application for the Program Offices at ACF; allowed grantees to submit a wide range of data throughout the lifecycle of a grant project. 
  • HSES | Head Start Enterprise System - The Office of Head Start (HHS/HS) uses HSES to forecast and track grantee post-award activities. Uses Cognos BI for analytics.
  • MGM | Mandatory Grants Module - To go live in 2017, a new, cloud-based solution for ACF that will improve business performance objectives with greater transparency and monitoring to process mandatory grants. It will be integrated into the GrantSolutions ecosystem. 

Our IT for grants services include:

  • Project Management
  • Application Development
  • Audit System Development
  • Automatic Interfaces to integrate with
  • Support GrantSolutions.Gov Systems Design, Integration, and Operations
  • Web-Based Solutions
  • Cloud Computing (AWS)
  • Agency Level Grants Process Management 
  • Financial Transaction Management 
  • Risk Management/Security Risk Assessments
  • Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA)
  • Platform Design 
  • Data Analytics – Tableau; Cognos BI
  • Data Visualization
  • Global Reporting Systems
  • Access Controls  
  • Cybersecurity
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Web Content Support
  • Documentation
  • Training