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The Grants Train Trip

Each stop on the "Follow the Money" train allows you to follow the progress of money through the grants process. Here is a summary of the data you can find at each stop:

  • Agency: shows a list of all agencies that provide grant funds.


  • State Agency Programs by Agency: shows the State Agency Program name and the amount distributed to non-profit organizations through the program.
  • Grant ReportReport: CRIS program information, including program title, agency, web address, description of the program, who is eligible to receive grants, fund information, how much money is awarded and where the money comes from (state/federal) other information, funding year, and keywords and assistance information.

  • Grants awarded under the State Agency Program: shows which organizations received grants under the specific program.
  • Grant ReportReport: Grant Summary information, including the grant ID, grantee name, award date, counties of service, the award amount, and disbursement amount.

  • Grantees receiving this Grant: shows the grantee name, contact name, contact address, award date, award amount, disbursements by date and amount for all grantees.
  • Grant ReportReport: grant ID, the grantee name, the award date, the counties of service, the award amount, and disbursement amount for each award.

Specific stops can be reached directly by using the dropdowns that appear at the top of each train trip page. You may also search for information by using the available options in the Search box found on the left.

You can follow this process for both contracts and grants using NC OpenBook.

Grants Search

The search capabilities to the left make it possible to look at the data from another vantage point. You may search the grants database by funding agency, grantee, program or location of grantee. Keyword searches can be used for programs.

CONTRACTS HELP

The Contracts Train Trip

Each stop on the "Follow the Money" train allows you to follow the progress of money through the Contracts process. Click here to see a visual example of the steps an agency goes through to purchase materials and to pay people to perform work. You can click here for a more detailed diagram of the procurement process.

Here is a summary of the data you can find at each stop:

  • Agency List: shows agencies that purchase goods/services or have them purchased through the state's Procurement system. The first three agencies on the list handle purchasing across multiple agencies.
  • Grant ReportReport: Bid summary, showing the number of awarded bids for a chosen agency. The information is broken down by which purchasing agency (Purchase and Contract , ITS Procurement Office , State Construction Office) handled the bid.

  • List of Awarded Bids: shows awarded bids for the specified fiscal year.

    Grant ReportReport: Summary info for awarded bids, including bid number, description, who the purchase was for, bid type, category, commodity class, open and close dates, vendor, award amount, agency contact information.

  • List of Bid Vendors: shows vendors who are approved to provide goods and/or services for specific bids.

    Grant ReportReport: Vendor Information for Bids, including vendor name and address, awarded bids, bid type, bid number, which agency, the date awarded, and the amount.

  • List of Contracts: shows all contracts awarded for a particular bid.

    Grant ReportReport: Contract to Purchase by Agency / by Contract, including the agency, contract ID, bid, contract title, vendor name, purchase order, and total. The contract ID, bid and purchase order may be examined from this report. A grand total is included at the bottom of the page.

  • Contract Vendor: detailed information about the vendor receiving the contract.

    Grant ReportReport: Purchase Order information, including the contract ID, contract title, agency, PO number, amount of contract and NCAS payment information. Contract ID, PO number and NCAS payment may be examined in more detail from this report.

Specific stops can be reached directly by using the dropdowns that appear at the top of each train trip page. You may also search for information by using the available options in the Search box found on the left.

NOTE: Not all "train trips" are complete. Data come together from several sources to make NC OpenBook work. When information cannot be matched between sources, the train trip is disrupted. More matches are expected as data enhancements come online.

Contracts Search

The search capabilities to the left make it possible to look at the data from another vantage point. You may search for contracts by vendor name, contract keyword or by county, or you can browse through a list of agencies, contracts (by title, category or type). You can search through purchase orders, by purchasing agency, vendor or contract.