Aeon Nexus provided a Grants Management application to track grant funding for eligible Hurricane Sandy disaster recovery and rebuilding activities.
The NYC OMB had to quickly obtain a system that would efficiently track grant funds allocated to victims of Hurricane Sandy. A CDBG-DR Action Plan was developed to show how the City planned to spend the $3.22 billion grant from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for eligible Hurricane Sandy disaster recovery and rebuilding activities. This Action Plan described how the City would use funding to help New Yorkers rebuild their homes, businesses, and communities and addressed housing, business, infrastructure, and resiliency programs.
The Community Development Block Grant system is a cloud based Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2013 solution designed to track data communication between multiple disparate NYC and federal systems. Our resources worked with OMB to analyze business requirements and define scope, as known requirements were quickly added into the system through a rapid release iteration cycle that focuses on getting users in front of the system. The final solution tracks funding and activity information related to Super Storm Sandy relief fund grants by incorporating an extensive list of workflows and business rules into a custom designed entity model.
Our solution provides NYC OMB with a user-friendly platform for managing a robust grant management process. After a few trainings, users quickly adapted to the system and are now able to efficiently track the allocation and approval process of specific funding.