The FAQs library provides search and filter options for finding answers to many of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs).
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View the DIAMD FAQ PDF for step-by-step instructions for resolving some of the most common questions on the Digital Identity and Access Management Directory (DIAMD) system.
JustGrants is the new grants management system developed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). JustGrants replaced the Grants Management System used by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), as well as the NexGen system used by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office).
To learn more about JustGrants, see the About page.
ASAP is the shared services payment system used by the Department of the Treasury that replaces the Grants Payment Request System for grant payments. Through this platform, recipients of DOJ grant awards and other forms of federal assistance are able to request and receive payments for grants managed through JustGrants.
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—has transitioned to using JustGrants.
Just as technology advances and business evolves, grants management systems evolve as well. JustGrants enhances 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 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.
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. The Grants Payment Request System is no longer accessible (as of September 23, 2020).
JustGrants uses SAM as the primary source of agency information in applying for and managing DOJ grant funding. In JustGrants, an award recipient organization is called an "entity," and information in an entity's SAM account is automatically updated in the new DOJ system.
JustGrants also automatically pulls entity information from SAM, thereby, reducing the burden on award recipients to manually update information across multiple systems, and helps DOJ validate information from recipients.
Maintaining an updated account on SAM.gov is critical to your entity’s registration for ASAP and JustGrants.
You must renew and revalidate your registration at least every 12 months from the date you last certified and submitted the registration in SAM.gov - and sooner, if your entity's information changes. The primary point of contact email address will receive a message for each entity registration that they have access to in SAM.gov, providing an alert if renewal requirements at 60 days, 30 days and 15 days prior to expiration.
If you do not renew your registration, it will expire. You must have an active entity registration in order to be eligible to receive contract awards or payments, submit assistance award applications via Grants.gov, or receive certain payments from some federal government agencies.
Review the Glossary of Terms. The new search functionality allows you to enter search criteria and filter through the terminology in alphabetical order.
For the Bank Relationship, the numbers in the drop-down list represent a combination of the account number and routing number that have been partially sanitized for security reasons.
For the Payment Request Template, ASAP only supports templates within a single agency or region.
A summary payment requests one transfer of funds from multiple ASAP accounts. Individual payment requests separate transfer of funds per ASAP account.
The two payment methods are Fedwire and ACH:
- Select Fedwire for same-day settlement. Fedwire transactions settle almost immediately, assuming that there are no payment reviews associated with the account. Your financial institution may charge a fee for this type of transaction.
- Select ACH for next business-day settlement. If prefer same-day settlement, enter the current date in step 7. Same-day ACH payments must be requested before 2:30 p.m., Eastern Time.
The requested settlement date is the business date on which you would like to receive the funds.
This field allows the user to identify this request. Similar to a memo in a checkbook, it is used as an internal reference number by the grantee and has no impact the transaction.
The recipient ID is the seven-digit ASAP ID assigned during enrollment.
The ALC/region is the federal agency(s) and region(s) from which you are requesting funds. The ALC for DOJ is 15040001.
- Select Inquiries on the Menu, then select Account Statement Inquiries.
- Enter the ALC/Region and Account ID.
- Enter a date range in Settlement Date, then select a desired format and then select Continue.