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IGMS Search User Guide

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The Integrated Grants Management System (IGMS) is EPA's management information system for all EPA grant programs. This national system is used by Headquarters, Regions, and States to track, award, administer, and monitor grants.

This is a brief user's guide to the IGMS Search Form. Use the form to select a variety of different search options and output options detailed below. Contact Us for additional searches or suggestions that you would find useful.

Select more than one search option at a time to speed up the search and make the retrieval more focused. Only those facilities matching all specified criteria will be retrieved.

Name Search Option

Applicant Name

Enter the complete or partial applicant name, to retrieve all the applicants with that name. Select the "Containing" option when entering a partial name for a better retrieval the first time you access the data. When an "Exact Match" option is specified for an applicant name, only applicants that exactly match the name as entered will be retrieved.

Date Search Option

IGMS only displays records where the award date is within the past 10 years. Use the calendar link to select a date range for Award Date, Begin Date, or End Date. The format is MMDDYYYY, where MM indicates month, DD indicates day, and YYYY indicates year (e.g., month = 06, day = 21, year =2002).

Award Date 
Begin Date 
End Date

You can either leave the "To" field blank or specify an end date to the desired range. If you leave the "To" field blank, the search will retrieve all records beginning with the "From" date onward.

Grant Search Option

Use the dropdown list to select an Applicant Type, Grant Program Name, Specific Grant Program (CFDA #).

Applicant Type 
Project Title 
Specific Grant Program (CFDA #)

Geography Search Option

Select from four geographical search options: ZIP Code, Region, City, and State.

ZIP Code 
The ZIP Code entry can be five digits or fewer.

Enter a complete or partial city name and a two-character state postal abbreviation. Use the pull-down menu in the state search field to scroll to the appropriate state.

Use the pull-down menu to select a state postal abbreviation. A list of the postal abbreviations and the equivalent states is provided.

Use the pull-down menu to select the number corresponding to the EPA Region where the grant recipient's headquarters is located. The states comprising each region are listed for identification purposes.

IGMS Search Results

Select number of grants you wish to view at one time using the pull-down menu. The IGMS Search Results lists all grants, where the award date is within the past 10 years, corresponding to the chosen search criteria, listed at the top of the search results page.

The results table consists of the variables below:

For a detailed report on individual grants, click on the underlined Grant Family ID in the listing.

Grant Family Detailed Report

This report contains the following output: Grant Detail Information, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Information, EPA Information, and Amendments.

Grant Detail Information:

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Information

EPA Information


Grant Amendment Detailed Report

Grant Detail Information:

Additional Amendments

Usage Constraints

Information in the IGMS database can be freely accessed through the use of this search. The complexity of the search is up to the user. Searches that return a large volume of data may terminate prematurely due to system limitations. The constraints established for the enviro user account (the search uses this to connect to the ORACLE database) are:

  • Each search is limited to 2.5 minutes of central processing unit (CPU) time.
  • A single session can be 15 minutes in duration.
  • A session may stay idle for 7.5 minutes, at which time it will be terminated.

Develop searches that return small batches of data and terminate the session as soon as the searches have been executed, so that others can to access the database.

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