Webinar Recordings – Completion Reports and User Administration in the New GME

To access recordings of our last two webinars go here:

July 3rd – https://vimeo.com/100137366

June 19th – https://vimeo.com/98665039

You may also access these links through the Document Library in the new GME.

Submission of Audit Reports

Beginning October 2014, the following will only be accepted in electronic format. ADE will no longer accept hard copies.

  • Audit reports (Financial Statement report /Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)) ,
  • USFR Compliance Questionaires, and
  • Single Audit Reporting Packages

Character Education Special Plate Fund

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is accepting grant applications from private 501(c) (3) character education organizations to provide character education programs and training to Arizona school districts and charter schools.  Please visit our Request for Grant Applications webpage for more information.

FY 2015 General Statement of Assurance

The FY 2015 General Statement of Assurance  form and related documents are now available.  The due date for submitting this form for the 2015 fiscal year is May 15, 2014.  Please go to the Grants Management’s GSA webpage (see  ’GSA’ drop down menu above) for more information.

Audit Evaluation Forms

To reduce the administrative burden on LEAs, Audit Evaluation Forms are not being collected by the Arizona Department of Education. Audit Evaluation Forms need not be submitted to either the Grants Management Division or the Audit Unit.

If you have further questions, please e-mail us at grantsmanagementgroup@azed.gov.

July 16th Kickoff Webinar – Presentation, Recording and Q&A

Thank you to everyone who joined our New GME Kick-off Webinar!

A copy of today’s PowerPoint presentation is located here.

You may also view the recording of the full Webinar here.

A Q&A document from questions submitted during the Webinar is located here.

The URL for ESEA Consolidated Application can be found from the New Grants System at https://gme.azed.gov. When you receive your new temporary password from IMS@azed.gov, if you navigate to https://gme.azed.gov and click the grey “GME Sign In” button on the left hand side and enter your e-mail address as your user name and the temporary password it should prompt you to change the password.

The New Grants Management Enterprise and You – Webinar

As ADE transitions to a new Grants Management Enterprise software we are presenting the Webinar below to begin the training and feedback process.

The first live federal grant application will be the ESEA Consolidated Application, containing applications for Title I-A, I-D, II and RLIS funding. This will be live and accessible as soon as allocations are finalized and loaded into the system. Likewise, ADE Grants Management is coordinating the provision of users into the new system.

Regarding your user access, this new system is not behind the Common Logon secure sign-on application like the old/current GME. Accordingly, you will receive information on a new log-in and password you will need to set up to gain access to the system – that communication is coming in the next 8-10 days. This new secure password can be the same or different than your current Common Logon password, but please be certain to keep them both handy as you will need to access dual systems for the near future.

If you don’t have any interaction with your LEA’s ESEA Consolidated Application, it may be best to wait to enter the new system until you have had a chance to attend either an in-person or online training which will be held throughout the rest of the Summer and into Fall.

We certainly don’t intend for this to be the last training we host, so if you are not able to attend this training you can access it recorded later on our ADE Grants Management website. Additionally, we will be hosting weekly Webinar Workshops around the new system and multiple in-person trainings throughout the state. As those are finalized, we’ll send out direct correspondence and post updated calendar information at http://www.azed.gov/grants-management/ Stay tuned!

We look forward to speaking with you on the 16th as we begin this exciting journey together.

Registration Information:
Title: The New Grants Management Enterprise and You
Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Time: 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM MST

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:


Internet Explorer 10

Please be advised that the current GME system does not support Version 10 of Internet Explorer (IE).  We have found that users that have upgraded to this version of the browser are not able to save amendment and application data.  The system continues to support Version 8 IE.  The new GME system will however support newer versions, like 10, of IE within the coming fiscal year. 

If you are having issues with your amendments, applications or completion reports saving, review the version of IE you are using.  If you are still having issues please feel free to contact Sarah Hendrix, 602 542-4494 or Sarah Heikkila 602 542-4339 for assistance.

Just as a reminder, the current GME system still only supports IE.

FY 2014 General Statement of Assurance Form

The deadline for the FY2014 General Statement of Assurance is May 17, 2013.

The form can be obtained on the Grants Management website under GSA > General Statement of Assurance.


Should you have any questions or issues with the form, please contact us by email or phone.

UPDATED: Arizona’s Common Core Standards Implementation Guidance

In an effort to provide further guidance around implementation of Arizona’s Common Core Standards, ADE has created several guidance documents related to potential uses of both federal and state funds. These documents provide general guidance and guidance on activities specific to several funds.

An overview is posted here.

ADE’s Grants Management team is interested in your thoughts on the Common Core Standards funding guidance provided on our site. A webpage has been created to capture your feedback here. We appreciate your time and assistance.