| For Immediate Release
May 27, 2004
Electronic Grant Management System Available
(Springfield, IL) -- The Illinois State Board of Education
(ISBE) is pleased to announce that the Electronic Grant
Management System (eGMS) is now available for all local
The eGMS is the latest achievement for ISBE which has
developed other Internet-based systems over the past six
years to assist local education agencies. Other electronic
systems include the General State Aid claim, Pupil Transportation
claim, Expenditure Reports, Fall Housing Report, End of
Year Report and Public School Calendar. eGMS will immediately
benefit local education agencies by improving communication
via email feedback as the grant moves through the approval
process, improving the approval turnaround time of grant
applications and improving the quality of the data submitted.
The first grant available under eGMS is the FY 2005 NCLB
Consolidated Application which includes the following
- Title I, Part A, Improving the Academic Achievement
of the Disadvantaged
- Title II, Part A, Teacher Quality
- Title II, Part D, Enhancing Education Through Technology
- Title IV, Part A, Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities
- Title V, Part A, Innovative Programs
Within the first hour and a half of the system being
available, over 100 individuals accessed eGMS. Belvidere
School District #100 was the first district to complete
an application and have it approved through all appropriate
Local education agencies need to make sure that their
approval groups are properly assigned through IWAS in
order to access eGMS to submit an application.
ISBE has also developed an eGMS Training CD for the 2004-2005
NCLB Consolidated Application which includes a User Guide.
The eGMS User Guide and Training presentations from the
CD may be accessed at http://www.isbe.net/egms/video.htm.
For additional copies of the information mentioned above,
or for technical assistance with eGMS, individuals should
contact the ISBE Call Center staff at 217/558-3600 or
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff are available Monday Friday from 7:00 AM
to 5:00 PM.