This page provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding the upcoming transitions to the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) and the Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP). This page will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.
If you have any questions on these systems, email [email protected].
All legitimate DOJ emails to provide general updates on the upcoming system transitions will be sent from either [email protected] or [email protected] You may also receive system-generated e-mails as part of the establishment of user accounts for the new systems. For ASAP, legitimate emails from the Department of the Treasury will be sent from the Bureau of the Fiscal Service – ISIM PP [[email protected] or [email protected]]. For JustGrants account creation and management, e-mails will originate from [email protected]
To ensure that you receive these emails and that they are not flagged as spam, we recommend adding them to your trusted sender list in your email settings. If you receive an email purporting to be about the system transition from a source other than those listed above, please let us know by immediately contacting the JustGrants team at [email protected].
Justice Grants System
JustGrants is the new grants management system developed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). JustGrants will replace the Grants Management System (GMS) currently used by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), as well as the NexGen system currently used by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office).
To learn more about JustGrants, see the About page.
Anyone who is involved in the DOJ grant-making process—including grant applicants and award recipients, as well as federal employees and contractors from the COPS Office, OJP and OVW—will transition to using JustGrants.
Just as technology advances and business evolves, grants management systems evolve as well. JustGrants will enhance grant-making by using state-of-the-art technology, building on existing best practices, addressing areas that have been identified for innovation and efficiency, innovating how we use data, and designing a solution that meets user needs.
The upcoming transition to JustGrants represents a significant IT modernization effort to develop and implement a single grants management system for all three DOJ grant-making components.
Automated Standard Application for Payments
ASAP is the shared services payment system used by the Department of the Treasury that will replace the Grants Payment Request System (GPRS) for grants payments. Through this platform, recipients of DOJ grant awards and other forms of federal assistance will be able to request and receive payments for grants managed through JustGrants.
To learn more about ASAP, see the About page.
Based on the recommendation of the Office of Management and Budget and the Chief Financial Officers Council, DOJ selected ASAP from two approved shared service grant payment systems. The October 15, 2020, launch date was selected to align the release of JustGrants and the transition to ASAP. GPRS will no longer be available after September 22, 2020.
Yes, all DOJ award recipients will be required to use ASAP for payment requests. GPRS will no longer be available after September 22, 2020.
The Department of the Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service-ISIM PP will send two emails to the organization's System for Award Management (SAM) Electronic Point of Content (E-Biz POC)—one containing a username and one containing a temporary password and a link to create a new password.
After receiving both emails, the POC must complete the following steps:
- Use the username and temporary password provided to log in to the ISIM system to change your password and complete your security questions.
- Log in to ASAP.gov using your username and your new password.
- Accept the ASAP.gov terms.
- Select “1 notification awaiting review”
- Select “Unread” from the Notification Status drop-down menu, then select “Continue.”
- Select the magnifying glass on the right side of the screen to view the Enrollment Notifications.
To learn more about the ASAP registration process, please see the ASAP Registration Checklist.
Please reach out to [email protected] and provide your organization’s DUNS and EIN, and DOJ will be able to provide the relevant information on your SAM E-Biz POC.
The dissemination of the ASAP enrollment invitations started on July 1 and will continue on a rolling basis through the end of August or until all DOJ award recipient organizations have been reached. Award recipient organizations can check the status of their enrollment (including whether their enrollment has been initiated) by contacting the ASAP Help Desk and providing their organization’s DUNS and EIN.
For ASAP, legitimate emails from the Department of the Treasury will be sent from the Bureau of the Fiscal Service – ISIM PP [[email protected] or [email protected]]. The Department of the Treasury uses a standard template as the basis for its outreach to the SAM E-Biz POCs. Two enrollment emails—one containing a username and one containing a temporary password and a link to create a new password —will be sent to your organization’s SAM Electronic Business Point of Contact (E-Biz POC) from the Department of Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service.
DOJ award recipients can contact the ASAP Help Desk and provide their organization’s DUNS and EIN to determine whether their organization already has an existing enrollment with ASAP.
The ease and convenience offered to our grantees and award recipients through the ability to use their existing ASAP accounts is one of the main reasons behind the transition from GPRS to our new payment management system. Your organization’s ASAP point of contact (POC) and ASAP Financial Official (FO) will receive notification of enrollment into DOJ’s ALC 1504001. The enrollment process for existing ASAP recipient organizations is simplified and only requires establishing a banking account(s) for DOJ’s ALC 1504001.
If your recipient organization FO wants to use the existing banking account(s) for ALC 1504001 the FO should not click the link on the ASAP homepage. They should Click Enrollments > Modify/Delete Banking Data to enable the current banking account(s) for DOJ award payments.
If your recipient organization FO wants to add new banking account(s) for ALC 1504001 the FO can click the link on the ASAP homepage or Click Enrollments > Add Banking Data.
This simplified enrollment step will then associate DOJ awards to your organization’s profile and users.
- The Initial Point of Contact is added by the federal agency, and can self-designate all roles and create additional users.
- The Point of Contact (POC) adds users or modifies their roles.
- The Head of Organization (HOO) approves changes to users and their roles.
- The Financial Official (FO) enters and maintains banking account information.
- The Authorizing Official (AO) adds Payment Requestors and Inquirer Only users.
- The Payment Requester initiates payment requests.
- An Inquirer Only can only run reports and cannot hold any other roles.
Yes, all roles require assignment during the enrollment process.
Yes. The Point of Contact can fill all of the roles, assign multiples roles to one person, or assign each role to a different person.
Recipient organizations can have only one POC in ASAP. However, there can be multiple users with different roles.
Recipient organization should contact the ASAP Help Desk for assistance in changing their ASAP POC.
The Department of Justice is working with the Department of Treasury to ensure that sufficient training is available, and they have been adding offerings to meet the increased demand. Please continue to monitor the ASAP website and sign-up for any available trainings.
If you have questions or need help using the ASAP system, you can contact the ASAP Help Desk by email at [email protected] or by phone at 855–868–0151 (option 2, option 3). The help desk is available Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time.
No, DOJ award recipients will not use the SF-425 reporting feature in ASAP. Recipients will submit the financial reports in JustGrants.
DOJ's grant-making components will offer training opportunities and resources to grant applicants and award recipients in the months to come to ensure a successful transition to JustGrants.
See the How to Get Ready page for guidance on how you can start preparing for the launch of the new systems. In the weeks leading up to the October 15 transition, there are a number of actions that current award recipients will need to take. More information on these actions and associated key dates specific to each DOJ grant making component are available as downloadable PDFs for your reference to help you prepare for the transition.
Training content, reference materials and other resources related to the new systems are located on the Training and Resources page, which will be updated regularly as new trainings and resources become available.
JustGrants will be released incrementally. Award recipient registration in JustGrants will begin in August 2020. The full system will launch on October 15, 2020, at which time all COPS Office, OJP and OVW grant applicants, award recipients and staff will begin using both JustGrants and ASAP. As of October 15, JustGrants will support all functionalities necessary to move applications though the essential stages of the grants management lifecycle, and will allow for continued post-award management and closeouts of all open and active migrated awards. Ongoing, iterative updates will continue to enhance functionalities in JustGrants from that point forward.
The current systems—GMS, NexGen and GPRS—will begin going offline on September 22, 2020. All users of those systems will have to complete any necessary actions in those systems prior to that date.
JustGrants will continue to use the System for Award Management (SAM.gov) as the primary source of agency information in applying for and managing DOJ grant funding. Organization information in SAM.gov accounts will automatically be updated in the new DOJ system, so it is important that SAM.gov accounts are current when JustGrants goes live in October.
Once DOJ completes the migration to JustGrants and ASAP, JustGrants will solely access SAM.gov as the primary source of organization information. This automatic process will reduce the burden on award recipients to manually update information across multiple systems and help DOJ validate information from recipients.
Maintaining an updated account on SAM.gov will also be critical to your organization’s registration for ASAP and JustGrants. Existing award recipients will be invited to enroll in ASAP starting in July 2020.
No. You will not be able to request or receive payments from September 22, 2020, when GPRS goes offline, through October 15, 2020, when ASAP launches. To learn more about how to prepare for this down time, see the How to Get Ready page.
In anticipation of grantee financial needs during the transition period, grantees will be allowed to draw down up to 30 days advance funding between September 15-22, 2020. To learn more about how to prepare for this down time, see the How to Get Ready page.
Data and attachments for all current, active awards will be migrated from GMS and NexGen to JustGrants. This includes open, active awards as well as awards that have not yet reached final closure. Once migrated, all award management activities will take place in JustGrants.
Current banking information used for GPRS will not be migrated to ASAP. The ASAP Financial Official designated during your organization’s ASAP Recipient Enrollment process will be responsible for adding/updating ACH banking data directly into ASAP.
Yes. All current award recipients will need to register their organizations and all of their authorized users in JustGrants. JustGrants registration instructions will be sent via e-mail in July and August 2020.
Award recipients will also need to register in ASAP. Current award recipients will be invited to register in ASAP beginning in July 2020.
Award recipients must also ensure that their SAM.gov profiles are up to date, including their organization’s E-Biz POC.
Statutory requirements can result in DOJ offices and programs with varying programmatic reporting requirements. Awards with performance reporting (formerly called “progress reporting”) periods ending on September 30, 2020, will report in JustGrants. Details on how quarterly performance reports will be handled for the quarter ending September 30, 2020, will be available in upcoming communications and trainings and shared on the How to Get Ready page.