In an effort to streamline the award process for New York State agencies, NYS has developed the New York State Grants Gateway System - https://grantsgateway.ny.gov/IntelliGrants_NYSGG/module/nysgg/goportal.aspx . This is a “one-stop” repository for various tax and insurance forms, certifications, and general information that businesses and colleges in NYS must update at least yearly. Once the necessary information has been verified (known as pre-qualified), any State funding agency can access the system and gather the specific information required to make an award. SRS has been updating the system on behalf of RIT.
If you have a submission to the State and receive a notice that you need to be “Pre-Qualified” in the Grants Gateway System, please contact your appropriate post award representative (http://www.rit.edu/research/srs/about/contact ) for guidance.