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DGIS User Guides

Select the user guide below for helpful information about completing the DGIS forms based on report creation date:

DGIS Overview

Originally released in October 2004, the Discretionary Grant Information System (DGIS) is a web-based system that allows grantees to report their data online to the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) through HRSA’s Electronic Handbooks (EHBs) as part of grant application and performance reporting processes.  

DGIS electronically captures data submitted by the approximately 700 discretionary grant awardees each year. Many of these grants are supported under the Title V MCH Block Grant Federal set-aside programs (SPRANS and CISS) and other categorical programs. The DGIS electronically captures performance measures, program-specific information, annual financial data, and abstract data for MCHB’s discretionary grants. The DGIS data help to demonstrate the impact of these discretionary grants, assess the effectiveness of these programs, inform programmatic planning, and ensure that quality health-related services are available to the nation’s MCH populations. In addition, these data facilitate the alignment between MCHB discretionary programs and the MCH Title V Block Grant program to be able to quantify outcomes across MCHB. 

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