Grants

OSBM is responsible for ensuring uniform administration of State grants by all grantor State agencies and recipients or sub-recipients. OSBM maintains the NCGrants system to assist grant recipients and State funding agencies in managing State financial assistance in accordance with G.S. 143C-6-23 and 09 NCAC 03M. These statutes and administrative rules cover the disbursement and use of State funds to non-State entities, including federal funds that flow through the state treasury.

OSBM also maintains the Suspension of Funding List (SOFL) for non-compliant grant recipients. The SOFL is updated on a weekly basis.

OSBM manages the Community Resource Information System (CRIS) to help local communities obtain information about state government financial assistance programs and other services.

New Grants Management System

Effective Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 5:00 PM, the CRIS and NCGrants systems will be frozen. No changes or additions will be allowed after that time. Beginning September 5, 2017, OSBM will be launching a new Grants Management System, combining both CRIS and NCGrants functions.

All actions currently required in the existing CRIS and NCGrants systems will be entered in the new system. The old CRIS system will be shut down and the old NCGrants system will no longer be maintained or supported; however, existing users of the old NCGrants system may log in to view historical information as needed.

For more information regarding the transition to the new system, please see the memo that was sent out on July 19, 2017.

State agency users needing to access the new Grants Management System will need to log in with a user id and password.  If you do not yet have a user id and password, please download and complete the CRIS and NCGrants Access Authorization Form.

OpenBudget

Grant information tracked and reported through the new grants management system is now made available to the public through OpenBudget. Formerly provided on the Community Resource Information System (CRIS) and OpenBook public-facing sites, OpenBudget provides information on awarded grants and awarded contracts. OSBM is in the process of also including information on State-administered grant programs (information formerly provided on CRIS).

Should you have any questions concerning the above materials or the responsibilities of OSBM, please contact Grants-OSBM@osbm.nc.gov.

Grants Management System (includes CRIS, Federal Grants Registry and NCGrants)

CRIS and NC Grants Access Authorization Form

SOFL Memos

Notification of Application for Grants/Awards, 2017

Link to NC Grants