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Log in to the Grant Management System (GMS): https: //gms. tsl. state. tx. us/
In the Grantee Summary section, select 2011 Loan Star Libraries grant. From the drop-down menu, click on “Open Application”
At the Plan of Action FY 2011 menu page, there are three forms that need to be completed before you can submit the Plan of Action.
Applicant Information Select name(s) under Contact Persons. Click Save – your screen will refresh and a confirmation message will appear (Your changes have been saved successfully!). Then click Exit.
Budget Ø Ø Ø Complete the Budget Category information including descriptions All required fields must be completed before you press “Save”. You can tab or click to go from one budget category to the next. The form will sum up the dollar amounts entered as you change fields. , and should ultimately add up to your award amount. NOTE: If you wish to request equipment, you must enter a capitalization amount. Most localities and non -profits use $5, 000. $5, 872
Narrative Ø Ø Ø Complete all questions. Select at least one item in the Spending Categories section. Data will be automatically saved every 30 seconds. All required fields must be completed. There is a Spell Check feature in the narrative section. Click Resume Editing to continue typing.
Submit the Plan of Action Ø Ø Once the Form Status has all required fields completed, as indicated by the green checkmarks, you may Click on “Print Application” to print, or save a PDF copy for your records. Click on “Submit Application” to submit the Plan of Action. This is due October 31, 2010. A confirmation message should appear on your screen.
Final Note • • • The Grant Manager will follow up, and will contact you through GMS with corrections or suggestions – please check back to this site frequently: https: //gms. tsl. state. tx. us/ Contracts for the Loan Star Libraries grants are mailed directly to the library and two copies must be signed by the appropriate legal authority and returned before grant funds will be paid. All requirements from the previous grant year must be fulfilled before any funds will be disbursed.