Solution enables fast and efficient management and distribution of relief funds for individuals, businesses and industries

July 23, 2020

Fairfax, Virginia CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) today announced the rapid deployment of a grant application portal for West Virginia (grants.wv.gov) that provides transparency and streamlines CARES Act grant application processing, reporting and payments – speeding pandemic relief to local governments and businesses throughout the state.

“West Virginia needed a collaborative partner with deep domain expertise and a first-class solution to help speed relief to West Virginians who have struggled during the pandemic,” said Ann Urling, Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Jim Justice. “CGI committed to deliver our new solution in less than 10 days and they met that commitment. We thank them for helping streamline CARES Act assistance to local governments and ultimately the citizens of West Virginia.”

West Virginia’s portal offers a simple, intuitive experience for CARES Act grant applicants and recipients, and enhances the state’s ability to manage awards and distribute CARES Act grant funds. The solution leverages the proven CGI Advantage ERP platform and is the first phase of an initiative to digitally transform West Virginia’s grant management capabilities, including self-service for grant sub-recipients to apply for funding, complete reimbursement requests, perform financial inquiries, and submit progress reporting. The project is an example of CGI’s commitment to helping governments rebound and reinvent in the midst of the pandemic. 

“Running government operations requires specialized functionality and expertise – especially when it comes to grants management,” said Surabhi Subramanyam, Vice-President of the CGI Advantage program. “CGI consultants and solutions specialize in meeting the unique needs of the public sector. Congratulations to the joint State of West Virginia and CGI team on efficiently and effectively delivering a solution to provide critical relief to communities across West Virginia that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With 78,000 consultants and other professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With Fiscal 2019 reported revenue of C$12.1 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at cgi.com.

For more information:
Alison Hallett
Vice-President, U.S. Communications, CGI
alison.hallett@cgi.com
+1 703-267-5915