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On-Line Grants Application (OLGA)

To apply for a grant, log on to the On-Line Grants Application (OLGA)

OLGA Instructions

Welcome to the On-Line Grants Application (OLGA) powered by EGrAMS. OLGA is a web based, end-to-end solution supporting the entire grant life cycle process. OLGA offers a streamlined solution to the OHMVR Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program. OLGA supports configuration of the grant application package, online grant application entry, application review, and submission of periodic progress reports.

If you would like to apply for a grant, and this is your first time using OLGA, read the six steps below to learn how to register your agency and create a user profile. You will also learn how to designate a Project Director who will coordinate project requests and user accounts for your agency. Additionally, PDFs of step-by-step instructions are available for download.

Step 1: Register Your Agency
All agencies must enter their agency information in OLGA. This information will only need to be entered once per agency. Your agency information must be entered into OLGA before you can:
  1. Create a User Profile (OLGA login), and
  2. Enter a Project Director request.

(If your agency is already registered, skip to Step 2: Create User Profile.)

To register your agency, select "Register Your Agency" on the OLGA Home screen.
Note: You will need to know your agency's nine (9)-digit Federal ID in order to register your agency.

Detailed instructions to complete the "Register Your Agency" may be accessed by clicking on the "Download the Register Your Agency" link.

       Download the "Register Your Agency"

Step 2: Create User Profile
OLGA requires users to create a user profile to access the various functionalities of OLGA. Each user must have a valid user name and password to login to OLGA.

Note: New users may login and start using OLGA only after they have been:
  1. Activated by OHMVR Division staff or the agency's Project Director, and
  2. Assigned permissions by the agency's Project Director.

Each user completes their user profile by entering their user information in OLGA. Before you attempt to create your user profile, ensure that your agency information has been registered in OLGA. (See Step 1: Register Your Agency.)

Select "Create User Profile" in the OLGA Home screen to create your user profile.

Detailed instructions to complete the "Create User Profile" may be accessed by clicking on the "Download the Create User Profile" link.

      Download the "Create User Profile"

Step 3: Project Director Request
A Project Director is a person from the grantee agency responsible for performing administrative functions in OLGA for their agency. A Project Director is responsible for the following tasks:
  1. Creating an application,
  2. Assigning users access to projects,
  3. Updating agency information,
  4. Submitting the application,
  5. Reviewing the draft contract, and
  6. Submitting periodic progress reports.
If you will be performing the responsibilities of a Project Director on behalf of your agency, select the "Project Director Request" option in the OLGA "Home" screen.

Note:
  • Project Directors must be activated by OHMVR Division staff and will be notified by email once activated.
  • A Project Director must be established for each grant cycle.

If you will not be performing the responsibilities of a Project Director, skip to Step 6: Enter Grant Application.

Detailed instructions to complete the "Project Director Request" may be accessed by clicking on the "Download the Project Director Request" link.

      Download the "Project Director Request"

Step 4: Create Application
Once a user has been activated as a Project Director by OHMVR Division staff, they may create an application. The Project Director must login to OLGA from the OLGA "Home" screen, then select "OLGA Menu" from the footer of the "Welcome screen." The "User Menu" screen will display, then select "Create Application."

Detailed instructions to complete the "Create Application" may be accessed by clicking on the "Download the Create Application" link.

      Download the "Create Application"

Step 5: Assign Users to Projects
OLGA allows your agency to have multiple users working on your application. It requires a user identified as a Project Director with an 'active' status to assign projects and permissions for other users.

Once the Project Director has created an application (See Step 4: Create Application), the Project Director may then give other agency users authorization to work on the application/project(s).

The Project Director must login to OLGA from the OLGA "Home" Screen, then select "OLGA Menu" in the footer of the "Welcome" screen. The "User Menu" will display, then select "Assign Users to Projects."

Detailed instructions to complete the "Assign Users to Projects" may be accessed by clicking on the "Download the Assign Users to Projects" link.

      Download the "Assign Users to Projects"

Step 6: Enter Grant Application
Once users have been assigned to projects, they may login to OLGA and select "OLGA Menu" at the footer of the "Welcome" screen.  In the "User Menu" screen, select "Enter Grant Application" to begin working on the project(s)/application. 

Detailed instructions to complete the "Enter Grant Application" may be accessed by clicking on the "Download the Enter Grant Application" link.

      Download the "Enter Grant Application"

Application Submittal Instructions

Once all applicable sections of the application have been completed and validated without error, the application may be submitted. Application submittal may only be executed by the Project Director.

Detailed instructions to submit both the preliminary and final application may be accessed by clicking on the “Download the Application Submittal Instructions” link.

 Download the “Application Submittal Instructions”