March 23, 2015

NYS Grants Reform Team and Newly-Formed Nonprofit Coordination Unit Announce Change to the Grants Gateway

From our friends at the New York Council of Nonprofits:

In response to feedback from nonprofit organizations, nonprofit advisory groups, and State agencies, the Grants Reform Team and Nonprofit Coordination Unit are pleased to announce enhancements to the Grants Gateway.These changes are effective March 19, 2015.

Changes to Prequalification Status

Expired documents are the leading cause of nonprofits losing their prequalification status in Grants Gateway. Until now, nonprofit organizations temporarily forfeited their prequalification status if they proactively opened their Document Vault to upload new versions of their IRS990, CHAR500, and Audit Report before the existing documents expired. The new updates to Grants Gateway will make it easier for nonprofit organizations to proactively update their documents and to know when their documents are going to expire.

Moving forward, prequalified nonprofits will not lose their Prequalified status when they proactively update their documents. To make this possible, two new statuses have been added to Grants Gateway:

  • Prequalified/Open
    If a prequalified organization opens their document vault to proactively upload new documents before the old ones expire, they will be placed in the “Prequalified/Open” status
  • Prequalified/In Review
    Once the new documents are submitted and under review, the organization will be in the “Prequalified/In Review” status.  
Grant applications received from nonprofit organizations in either of the new statuses at the application due date and time will be eligible for State agency review.
Training related to these changes will be available on a regular basis. Click here to visit the Grants Gateway training calendar for more information.