Welcome to GEMS!

Welcome to GEMS!


GEMS will be down for maintenance on Thursday, November 17, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 11/16/2016

Please make sure to complete your work prior to the scheduled maintenance.  Thank you.

Notice- Proposal submission deadline change 10/7/2016

*** NOTICE*** The deadline for proposal submission has changed. They will now be due by 3:59 PM of the proposal due date. ***

Welcome to GEMS!

You have reached a site maintained by the State of Alaska's Department of Health and Social Services. GEMS is the Grants Electronic Management System for DHSS operating and capital grants. In GEMS, users will be able to view solicitations, apply for DHSS grants, manage agency information, and manage grant awards issued by DHSS.

All members of the public can view posted Request for Proposals or Request for Letters of Interest by clicking on the Solicitations tab located in the upper left corner under the State of Alaska seal. To fully utilize the site, you must have a GEMS account and a myAlaska account to authenticate your identity.

Current/Recent Grantees

If an agency has an active grant or has had a grant with DHSS in recent years, registration may not be necessary. Please contact your Agency Power User or your DHSS Grants Administrator to confirm if your agency and contact information already exists in GEMS. Creating duplicate agencies or contacts may cause errors.

If your agency is new to GEMS, your registration must be approved before you can submit an application.  Agency Power Users must log in to assign permissions and invite other agency users into GEMS. Once permissions have been assigned, users must login using their myAlaska account to authenticate their identity.

Potential Grant Applicants

If an agency is interested in applying to a solicitation but does not have current or recent grants with DHSS, the agency must register to create a new account in order to fully utilize the site. A myAlaska account is required to authenticate your identity. Please click Register to get started.

Assistance, Technical or Otherwise

Please note, assistance is available only until 4:00 p.m. during normal state business days.  If you are a current grantee please contact your DHSS Grants Administrator. If you are not a grantee, please contact DHSS Grants Manager Amy Burke at (907) 465-3469 or at amy.burke@alaska.gov and she will be glad to help you.

GEMS Training

For your convenience, GEMS training is available electronically. Please click here to see a list of available training videos.

Version Support

It is recommended users of GEMS have internet connects utilizing DSL or cable. Recommended internet browsers for optimal performance include Internet Explorer 8 and higher, Google Chrome (latest version), Mozilla Firefox (latest version), and Safari (latest version).