Grants Management Quality Services Management Office

HHS is the designated agency for the Grants Management Quality Services Management Office (Grants QSMO) with a goal of transforming government-wide grants management end-to-end. Created by the Office of Management and Budget in Memorandum M-19-16Centralized Mission Support Capabilities for the Federal Government, QSMOs are tasked with offering and managing a marketplace of systems and service solutions. Grants QSMO plans to better leverage the buying power of the government to: improve the user experience and service quality for applicants, recipients, and agencies; streamline and modernize the expansive and aging grants system landscape; and to allow all Federal agencies access high quality shared solutions with reduced costs.

The transformation of grants management is anchored by the Grants QSMO 2030 Vision to empower and enable applicants, recipients, and federal awarding agencies to efficiently and effectively deliver on mission. This vision is reinforced by three pillars; to ease burden and drive efficiencies; respond to customer needs; and leverage data as a strategic asset.

The Grants QSMO will address the end-to-end grants management needs through three key roles:

Market Coordinator

Solutions Manager

Community Builder

Execute the responsibilities of the Grants QSMO as outlined in OMB memo M-19-16, including establishment of the grants management solutions marketplace. Bring grants systems and services to the marketplace and oversee operations for Grants QSMO-validated solutions Establish and foster a community of practice to encourage sharing of best practices and learning across agencies

Please contact us for more information or questions about the Grants QSMO.

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