Grants Network from eCivis is a grant management solution designed for state, local, and tribal governments, which is also used by universities, colleges, and school districts. The system is designed to assist with managing every stage of the grant lifecycle, from opportunity identification through to reporting.
eCivis assists users in defining their project outlines, overall goals, and performance tracking metrics before searching for funding opportunities. Collaboration tools are built into the system to support proposal development and improve internal visibility, allowing users to develop their submissions and budgets to comply with federal and nonfederal requirements. The grant research tool presents users with funding opportunities to support their projects, enabling the identification of opportunities without requiring users to carry out research from scratch. Pass-through entities can create and broadcast grant solicitations, communicate directly with applicants and subrecipients, and manage risk, and state or large local governments can utilize grant portals to regulate this process.
Once awards are received or subrecipients are selected, users can track their spend down and performance through a range of reports and dashboards. Custom reports can also be created and shared with external and internal stakeholders. eCivis assists users in enforcing policies through task and approval workflows to ensure that projects and proposals are compliant, and offers various training materials to aid in keeping staff informed and up-to-date on policies and regulations.
1. Ability to research grants and access the necessary details. 2. Store all documents in one location and share access to those documents with only the appropriate people.
I like the grant search functions but most importantly the grant tracking from beginning to end. I've been writing grants for 30 years, back before the internet, so I really understand and appreciate all this program does to help find and manage grants. The tutorials are short and to the point so when I need to learn about a function I have immediate access to learn how to do it. Having the ability to track and report with reminders of deadlines is one of the most valuable features in my mind especially in larger organizations that are juggling the management/compliance of many grants. For a large organization the cost of this software replaces a staff position that would cost as much but I'm convinced would be less efficient and likely more exposed to more errors. I would like to see eCivis come up with a smaller, affordable, simplified version (i.e. less bells & whistles) for small non-profits that just need to manage a handful of grants. Grant searching, writing and managing the grant really cut into programmatic responsibilities for these smaller organizations.
I don't really dislike anything about this software. From time-to-time I have thoughts of little things I wish were done differently or they would add but they haven't been important enough to keep record of.
My department was barely treading water with about $200,000 in grant awards per year. In the past three years we have increased our awards and now manage about $1.3 million annually. eCivis delivers - it is that simple.
Prior to subscribing to eCivis I was searching endless websites and grant giving foundations. It is daunting to search EVERYTHING. I compiled a long list of funders to search year after year in the hopes of being able to apply for a grant with enough time to complete the application. Most of the time I was already past the deadline or only had a few days to complete the application. eCivis changed all that - I no longer search the internet I get up to date grant openings that fit my requirements and this allows me the time to put together the appropriate team members and complete the application on time.
I work for a relatively small school district with 15,000 students so I am the Grants Department. eCivis has huge capability for cities, universities, etc... managing dozens of huge grants all at the same time. The software is sophisticated for large grant management needs and is too much for my smaller needs. I rely on eCivis for finding grant opportunities that I would not find otherwise.
An easy way to research grant opportunities in one safe and secure location.
eCivis is an easy to use software that allows us the opportunity to research and apply for grants. Each grant is broken down to a concise summary that gives users the opportunity to review the grant to determine if they are eligible to apply. Users should review the grant's NOFO for more details, but users don't have to feel like they are wasting time by reviewing pages of a NOFO to find out they are not eligible to apply.
The search engine requires the user to be specific with its search requests. We work at a nonprofit museum and are looking for funding of restoration projects, museum collection assistance, and group tours, but sometimes when searching through eCivis it becomes difficult to find the required grants. We have been looking for restoration and preservation grants for buildings and items, but the search engine provides grants for paintings or other art related pieces.
The software allow the search criteria to take in several fields to search for the grants. It can search for several grants categorically and by the entities providing grant opportunities. It allows the users to save their grant search criteria for several tropics so the users don't need to recreate the search criteria .
The software is also being develop where the information can be retained for each grants that was applied for and awarded. It makes a great tracking system instead of maintaining several spreadsheet to track all of the grants.
Navigating and trying to figure where everything is located. Even during training, I got lost of which tabulation that the trainer was in. It is easy once I figured out where everything is.
Ease of use, single source for grants from beginning (prospecting and application) to end (grant management and closure), online platform accessible from anywhere, ability for multiple users, and great customer service.
The thing I like most is that I can access my files even when not at my desk. Once I got the hang of using the system (the online video tutorials were really helpful), it has become a handy tool for keeping my grant management files organized. I also utilize the grant search functions on a weekly basis. I like that I can set up search alerts for specific words and topics. I've also had excellent experience with customer service. Each time I've had a question or concern, they have responded to my inquiry right away and resolved the issue quickly. Overall, it's been nice to have a single tool to search for grants, manage applications, and manage awarded grants all in one place.
The only thing I wish was a little better was the geographic filter on the grant search function. I still get a lot of grants pop up in my searches that are not available in my state or region.
Pricing is based on the number of users and types of service required.
Below are some frequently asked questions for Grants Network.
Grants Network offers the following pricing plans:
Starting from: US$5 200,00/year
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Not Available
Pricing is based on the number of users and types of service required.
Grants Network offers the following features:
Grants Network has the following typical customers:
Non Profit, Public Administrations
Grants Network supports the following languages:
Grants Network has the following pricing plans:
We do not have any information about what devices Grants Network supports
We do not have any information about what integrations Grants Network has
Grants Network offers the following support options:
FAQs, Online Support, Phone Support