Re-thinking the Intergovernmental Grant Funding Process

Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 11.10.28 AMTo maximize budget dollars, enhance delivery of citizen services, and improve workflows and employee productivity, the public sector is shifting from traditional technology models to innovative approaches such as converged infrastructures and centralized and shared resources and services. At the top of the list are subscription- and cloud-based, centrally hosted software licensing and delivery solutions such as software-as-a-service (SaaS).

By deeply integrating these technology innovations into their business processes, state and local governments can build on the more obvious benefits of the cloud to create a dynamic, evolving and sustainable agency for the long term.

As the foundation of long-term agency stability, sustainable software solutions have particular relevance to the state and local grant funding process. Because grants can account for as much as 30 percent1 of state and local government operating budgets, better management of the grant funding process can help agencies positively and sustainably impact revenues, overcome staffing challenges, and improve transparency and accountability as they and their missions evolve over time.

This issue brief discusses how sustainable software for managing and tracking grants evolves effortlessly alongside government agencies and serves as the building block for future innovations and long-term agency stability.

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