Reimbursable Grant - Creation to Activation

Purpose:  Use this document as a guide to move through a Cost Reimbursable Contract (CRC) Grant Award from creation to activation processes in ctcLink.

Audience:  Finance/Grant Fiscal Staff.

You must have at least one of these local college managed security roles:

  • ZZ Proposal Processing
  • ZC Awards Processing
  • ZZ Awards Processing
  • ZC Contracts Processing
  • ZZ Contract Maintenance
  • ZZ Contract Processing

You must also set these User Preference Definitions:

If you need assistance with the above security roles, please contact your local college supervisor or IT Admin to request role access.

Reimbursable Grant Creation to Award Activation Process

Proposal

1. Create the Proposal

Navigation: Grants > Proposals > Maintain Proposal

  1. On the Maintain Proposal search page, select the Add a New Value tab.
  2. Enter or look up the Business Unit.
  3. The Proposal ID defaults to NEXT for it will be auto generated upon save. It is essential to not change this from NEXT.
  4. Select Add.
  5. Select the Proposal tab.
  6. Enter valid values in the required and/or optional fields; 
    1. Enter the Award Description.
    2. Optional to enter the Reference Award Number.
    3. Enter the Title.
    4. Optional to enter a Long Description.
    5. Enter or look up PI ID.
    6. Enter the Sponsor ID.
    7. Optional to enter or look up the CFDA number (known as the Assistance Listing Number*)
    8. Enter the Start Date, End Date and number of Periods. Then select the Build button. (NOTE:  Notice that after you build a period that the Build Periods button is now grayed out).
  7. Select the Projects tab.

PI stands for 'Principal Investigator' which is the person who is responsible for the design, conduct, and reporting of grant activities, also known as a grant program manager. If you need to add a new Grant PI ID, please submit a ctcLink Service Ticket with the PI's first and last name, and EMPLID number. If the PI is new to your college, please ensure the individual is set up as an employee in ctcLink before requesting they be set up as a grant PI.

*Assistance Listing Number is the unique number assigned to identify a Federal Assistance Listing, formerly CFDA number. If available, this number can be found within the local fiscal grant guidelines. For SBCTC Grant Awards, this number will soon become required.

Grant Maintain Proposal page
  1. The Projects tab page displays. The Title auto-fills from the prior page. Enter locally defined field values;
    1. Optional to add the Long Description.
    2. Enter the Department number.
    3. Enter the Subdivision (typically this is the same as the Department#).
    4. Enter the Institution (also know as the Business Unit).
    5. In the F&A Distribution section, enter 98219.
  2. Towards the bottom of the page, select the Location hyperlink.

Both the Proposal ID and Project ID default as 'NEXT' and will auto-populate from after the proposal has been completed and saved.  Note the F&A Department is always set to 98219 for Indirect Cost Liability and it's considered an offset account that SBCTC uses to track and monitor.  

Projects page
  1. The Location tab page displays.   
  2. Enter or look up locally define valid values for required fields.
  3. Select the Budgets tab.

The Grant "Location" is a local business practice decision and please refer to your Finance Director/Supervisor for details.

Location page.
  1. The Budgets tab page displays.
  2. In the Budget Header section, enter locally defined field value(s);
    1. Add the Budget ID (limited to 5 field values). Note this will become the 'Activity ID' of your ChartString.
    2. Add the Budget ID Description.
    3. *Optional to select the plus icon [+] to add more Budget IDs.
  3. Select the Save button.

*To add additional Budget ID(s), please refer to your Budget Narrative for guidance. Budget IDs are locally defined and can help Grant Managers or PIs identify and charge expenditures to the correct budget line(s) per the Award Narrative. For example, the Perkins Plan Grant has 2 defined budgeted lines; i.e. Professional Development and Instruction. In this case, 2 Budget IDs (or Activity IDs) can be created to match the defined budget for each activity. (Examples of Budget IDs: PRDEV or PDV24, and INSTR or INS24 whereas the 24 represents the Fiscal Year).

Budgets tab page

After the Proposal is saved, the Proposal ID number and the Project ID number will auto-populate.

Note the 'Proposal ID' will become your 'Contract ID' number after you generate the award.

  1. For each Budget ID, select the F & A and Pricing Setup link and complete the F&A Pricing Setup page information.
Select the F&A and Pricing Setup link

Notice the Pricing Method is “As Incurred”.  This means it is a cost reimbursable contract.  If you do not select the pricing method or you skip the F&A section completely the Grant will default to a Cost reimbursable billing method.

  1. The F & A and Pricing Setup page will display. Enter valid values for all required fields.
    1. The Pricing Method defaults to = As Incurred.
    2. The Product defaults = GRANT_SVC.
    3. Select the Rate Type = IND for indirect.
    4. Enter the F&A or FA Base per your Grant Narrative.
    5. Enter the Effective Date and FA Rate%. Note: the effective date should match the start of your Grant.
  2. Select OK to return to the Maintain Proposal page.
  3. Section complete.

The system uses either the Institution's F&A rate or the Sponsor's F&A rate for calculating the cost-sharing F&A. At this time, the cost-sharing functionality is not enabled for ctcLink thus the system defaults to the Institution Minus Funded check box.

Add F&A information

Video Tutorial

The video below demonstrates the process actions described in the steps listed above. There is no audio included with this video. Select the play button to start the video.

Video Tutorial Via Panopto

View the external link to Create a Reimbursable Proposal. This link will open in a new tab/window.

2. Enter the Proposed Budget

Navigation: Grants > Proposals > Enter Proposal Budget Detail

  1. On the Enter Budget Detail search page, enter or look up  the Business Unit.
  2. Enter or look up the Proposal ID or use a different Search Criteria option.
  3. Select Search.  Select the desired search results.  

Utilize the Search Criteria feature when searching for a specific Grant. For example, select the Short Title and select the dropdown arrow to select 'contains' and enter part of your local college Grant Name, such as WorkF, BEDA, Master, or EHSP.

  1. The Enter Budget Detail page displays. Enter valid values for all required fields.
    1. Enter or look up the Budget Item(s), the Description will auto-fill.
    2. Use the (+) or plus sign icon to add additional rows.
    3. Enter the Amount(s) for each Budget Item.
  2. Select Save.
  3. Section complete.

Notice that the Sponsor F & A is being calculated based on the percentage that was entered in the F & A Pricing Setup page above.

Add Budget Items and amounts

Video Tutorial

The video below demonstrates the process actions described in the steps listed above. There is no audio included with this video. Select the play button to start the video.

Video Tutorial Via Panopto

View the external link to Enter the Proposal Budget. This link will open in a new tab/window.

3. Submit the Proposal

Navigation: Grants > Proposals > Submit Proposal

Next you will “Submit” the Proposal.  When a Proposal has a status of “Submitted” you can no longer modify the Proposal.  You can only make changes when the proposal is in the “Draft” status. If need to make changes, return to the Submit Proposal and change status back to Not Submitted and Save. Make changes then return to to Submit Proposal. Only Grants that are in Submitted status can be Generated to an Award.

  1. On the Submit Proposal search page, enter or look up the Business Unit.
  2. Enter or look up the Proposal ID.
  3. Select Search. The Submit Proposal page will display.
  4. On the Submission tab, verify or enter valid values.
  5. Change the Submit Status to "Submitted".
  6. Select Save.
  7. Optional to select the Return to Maintain Proposal link and the Maintain Proposal page will display.
Select Submitted and save

Notice that the proposal is now at a "Submitted" status and no longer in a "Draft" status.

Proposal confirmation that it is submitted
  1. Section complete.

Video Tutorial

The video below demonstrates the process actions described in the steps listed above. There is no audio included with this video. Select the play button to start the video.

Video Tutorial Via Panopto

View the external link to Submit the Proposal. This link will open in a new tab/window.

4. Generate the Award

Navigation: Grants > Proposals > Generate Award

Only those proposals that have been submitted are available for award generation.

  1. On the Generate Award search page, enter or look up the Business Unit.
  2. Enter or look up the Proposal ID.
  3. Select Search.
  4. Information from the submitted proposal auto-filled specific fields. Verify as needed.
  5. Select the Generate button.

Note: The Budget ID(s) becomes the Activity ID(s) which is a part of valid ChartString(s) in PeopleSoft.

Generate the Award

Notice that after you “Generate”,  the Generate button is no longer available and when your Project was “Generated” it pushed this information out to Project Costing and also Contracts.

The Award is now Generated
  1. Section complete.

Award Profile

5. Grant Terms

Adding the Terms in the Award Profile ensures the Billing and Revenue Plans will be set for Cost Reimbursable Contracts.

Navigation: Grants > Awards > Award Profile  

  1. The Award Profile search page displays.
  2. Enter the search criteria as necessary.  Note: these fields may already have populated on this page.
  3. Select Search.
  4. The Award Profile main Award tab page displays. Notice the Proposal Information carried forward into the Award Profile.
  5. Select the Terms tab.
  6. The Terms page displays. Select the checkbox Copy terms to all projects on save.
  7. In the Details section, enter CRC in the Terms & Conditions field. The description will auto-populate.
  8. Select Save.
  9. Section complete.
Award Profile - Terms tab page
6. Project Type

The Project Type is a 5 digit number and the source of grant-related revenue. For OBIS grants the Project Type is to be coded 02012 for Intercollege Reimbursement. Check with your Finance Director or Supervisor to verify the Revenue Source. When the award integrates in the system, the Project Type becomes a 7 digit GL Account number in PeopleSoft; thus Project Type 02012 becomes GL Account 4020120.

Navigation: Grants > Awards > Establish Project General Info

  1. On the Project General search page, enter or look up the Business Unit.
  2. Enter or look up the Project. Optional to use other Search Criteria, such as 'Description' and 'contains'.
  3. Select Search. Then select the desired results and the Project General Information page displays OR navigate from the Award Profile Award page, select the Project hyperlink to navigate to Project page.
Project General or Award page
  1. On the General Information tab, enter or look up a Project Type.    
  2. Note that there is a Contract Number associated with the Grant/Project.  
  3. Select Save.
  4. Section complete.
Enter the Project Type

For Capital Project Grants, please follow the next few steps. If not a Capital Project Grant, continue to the next section, 7. Finalizing the Budget.

For Capital Project Grants, please follow the steps 'A' through 'D' to navigate to the User Fields tab and enter the SBCTC provided capital project number into Field 5.

  1. On the General Information tab page, select the right arrow icon to view additional tabs (like the User Fields tab).
Select side arrow to view more fields
  1. Select the User Fields tab.
  2. In the User Fields section, enter the SBCTC provided capital project number, for example P031, P279 or P123.
  3. Select Save.
  4. Section complete.
User Fields tab to enter the SBCTC Capital Project ID

For more information, please visit the SBCTC website pages Capital Budget, Planning & Facilities and the Allocation and Monitoring page to access CapTrack.

Verify your Fund and Appropriation values within CapTrack matches your PeopleSoft Budget ChartString.

Allocation schedule
7. Finalize the Budget

Navigation: Grants > Awards > Award Profile > Funding Tab

OR

Navigation: Grants > Awards > Project Budgets

  1. On the Project Budgets search page, enter or look up the Business Unit.
  2. Enter or look up the Project.
  3. Select Search. Select the desired results and the Budget Detail page displays.

Utilize the Search Criteria feature when searching for a specific Grant. For example, select the Description and select the drop down arrow to select 'contains' and enter part of your local college Grant Name, such as WorkF, BEDA, or EHSP.

  1. On the Budget Detail page displays. Select the General Ledger Detail tab.
  2. For each Budget line item or row, enter or look up the following ChartField values;
    1. Operating Unit.
    2. Fund Code.
    3. Class Field.
    4. If required, enter or look up the Subsidiary, State Purpose, and/or Program if needed to complete your college's ChartStringUse the scroll bar to scroll to the right.
  3. Notice that the Sponsor F&A line has been automatically added (depends upon if F&A was added during the Activity set up at the Proposal stage).  
  4. Select the Finalize button. A Budget Finalization message box will be displayed.

NOTE: Only the following Fund Accounts can be used within the Grants/Projects Modules:  057, 060, 145, 147, 253, and 357.  

Notice these fields are editable and the boxes are 'open'. The budget is successfully finalized when the boxes are no longer editable or 'closed'.

Enter budget detail and select finalize button
  1. Select OK. The Budget Detail page will redisplay.
  2. Select the Process Monitor link to insure that the process completes successfully. For more details on Process Monitor, see QRG Process Scheduler/Process Monitor for steps such as select the Refresh button until the Run Status is 'Success' and Distribution Status is 'Posted'.
  3. Select the hyperlink Go back to Project Budgets for confirmation that the Budget was finalized.
  4. The Project Budgets page displays. Enter or look up the Project.
  5. The Budget Detail page displays.
  6. Verify your Budget has Finalized successfully or has no editable boxes.
  7. Sections complete.

If 'yes', the Budget posted successfully (no editable boxes), please continue to Finalize and Activate a Cost Reimbursable Contract. If 'no', enter in the missing ChartField(s), select the Finalize button and go back to continue from 'Step 8. Select OK. The Budget Detail page will display.'

Update missing chartfield and select finalize button again

Video Tutorial  

The video below demonstrates the process actions described in the steps listed above. There is no audio included with this video. Select the play button to start the video.

Video Tutorial Via Panopto

View the external link to Grant Terms, Project Type, and Finalize the CRC Budget. This link will open in a new tab/window.

Customer Contracts

8. Finalize and Activate a Cost Reimbursable Contract

Navigation: Customer Contracts > Create and Amend > Define Contract General Info

Utilize the Search Criteria feature when searching for a specific Grant. For example, select the Description and select the drop down arrow to select 'contains' and enter part of your local college Grant Name, such as WorkF, BEDA, Master, or EHSP.

  1. On the Find an Existing Value tab of the General Information search page, look up or enter the Business Unit.
  2. Look up or enter the Award number in the Contract field.
  3. Select Search.  Select the desired results and the General Information page displays.
  4. On the General Information page, select on the Lines tab.
  5. In the Contract Lines section, select the Details tab.
  6. Select on the Accounting Distribution link.
Navigate to Accounting Distribution
  1. The Accounting Distribution page displays.  
  2. Select the Correct History button which enables you to enter information in the following required fields.
  3. In the Revenue Forecast section, enter the required field values:
    1. Account. The GL Account associated to the Project Type (5 digits) used in the Project Definitions pages, i.e. 02012 becomes (7 digits) 4020120.
    2. Department. Value should be the same from the Budget setup process.
  4. In the Contract Asset section, enter the Accounting Distribution fields that was used in Grant Budget setup process:
    1. Operating Unit.
    2. Fund.
    3. Department.
    4. Class.
    5. State Purpose = N.
    6. Project Number.
    7. Optional field values: Program if your college utilizes this field.
    8. Subsidiary. For OBIS Grants, please use 699000. Please see the ctcLink Accounting Manual on Subsidiary for more information.
  5. Select the Save button.

Your Revenue Distribution should match the Grant Project Type from the Award Profile. Per SBCTC OBIS Awards, the Project Type was suggested to be 02012 for Intercollege Reimbursement. Corresponding in the Contract, the Revenue Distribution should be set to 4020120 to match the 7 digit requirement of GL Accounts.

Correct History and enter field values

Note:  The valid ChartString in the Contract Asset section. This will be inherited into Billing sort of like a place-holder. If you have multiple Projects to select from within your Grant, colleges usually select the Primary Project's ChartString. Primary Projects are marked with an asterisk.  

  1. A message displays 'Contract Asset accounting distribution has been changed.' Select OK.
Contract Asset has been changed message
  1. Use the scroll bar to scroll all the way to the right to verify if the Contract Asset line is marked as 'Valid'.
  2. Select the Return to General Information link.  The Lines tab displays.
Review Accounting Distribution
  1. The General Information page displays. Select the Lines tab.
  2. In the Contract Lines section, select the Detail tab.
  3. Select the Billing Plan Pending link.

Notice the Contract Status is 'Pending'.  Verify both the Bill Plan and Revenue Plan are also both 'Pending'.  Note the Billing manages Revenue.  Having the Billing Status at 'Pending' and the 'Ready at Activation' box checked, this will allow the Bill Plan to become activated when the contract is set to Active.

Navigate to Billing Plan
  1. On the Billing Plan General tab, review the Customer Information and the Billing Default Overrides for any data that needs to be updated.
  2. Select Save.
  3. Select Return to General Information.
Checking the Bill Plan is set to Ready at Activation
  1. The General Information page displays. Select the Lines tab.
  2. In the Contract Lines section, select the Detail tab.
  3. Select the Contract Terms link.
  4. The Contract Terms page displays
Navigate to Contract Terms
  1. On the Related Projects tab, verify the following contract terms;
    1. Ensure the Billing Limit matches the award amount for the award.
    2. Verify the Rate Set is AS_INC for As Incurred or Reimbursable.
    3. Ensure that all Associated Projects & Activities are listed on this page.
  2. Select the Return to General Information link.
Check the Contract Terms are set to AS_INC
  1. Continuing on the General Information page, select the General tab.  
  2. Enter or use the look up icon to select the Contract Status to Active.
  3. The page will automatically save, but select Save.
Set contract to Active
  1. Section complete.

Video Tutorial

The video below demonstrates the process actions described in the steps listed above. There is no audio included with this video. Select the play button to start the video.

Video Tutorial Via Panopto

View the external link to Finalize and Activate a Cost Reimbursable Contract. This link will open in a new tab/window.

Check with your local college business practice or supervisor for the process to setup applicable Combo Codes and/or Item Types. After expense transactions occur, the next step would be to follow the QRG Reimbursable Grant Contract Billing.