MEGS+ is an automated Web-based information system used to create, submit, approve, track, and amend grant applications. The system was implemented in 2011, replacing the Michigan Electronic Grants System (MEGS) and Child Nutrition Application Program (CNAP) system.
All school districts, local educational agencies, public school academies, and other education-related agencies use MEGS+ to apply for their federal formula grants and the majority of the Michigan Department Education (MDE)-sponsored competitive grants. MEGS+ manages the allocations of over 50 federally funded and State-funded grants. MEGS+ shares data with MDE’s Cash Management System, where grant payments are calculated and processed.
MEGS+ is also used to apply for or renew participation in the School Meals Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, Summer Food Service Program, and Summer Camp Special Milk Program. Participants submit application information, such as the type of meals served and facility locations. The applications are approved and certified in MEGS+ by authorized MDE staff. Data from these applications is used to create claim forms used by the Food Nutrition System - Fiscal Reporting System for Child Nutrition Application Program (CNAP) payment calculations.
MEGS+ has approximately 11,000 users, including MDE staff, school districts, public school academies, colleges and universities, State agencies, childcare centers, day-care home sponsors, residential childcare facilities, and summer camps and summer food service sponsors.
Application specific questions or concerns should be directed to the MDE office responsible for managing the grant programs. All other questions may be directed to Grants Coordination and School Support Office at (517) 241-5386 or emailed to MEGS@Michigan.gov