Welcome to DHHS Open Window

The site for important information on all DHHS services, and the grants and contracts that support those services. Open Window also contains key planning and performance information for DHHS as well as for our divisions and offices.

Quick Links

Access to the sections below are role based. Users with the appropriate, assigned role will have the ability to edit or add items in that section. To change your role, contact the system administrator. You must have manager approval prior to role assignment.

By clicking the View Grants link you will be going to the section where all Grants in the system are listed.

By clicking the View Contracts link you will be going to the section where all Contracts in the system are listed.

By clicking the View Services link, you will be going to the section where information is listed on all DHHS services.

By clicking the RCC Action Form link, you will be taken to the page to create, manage, edit, Responsibility Cost Centers(RCCs) and Fund Codes with the appropriate access role assigned.

Department Resources

NC DHHS Grant Opportunities
NC DHHS Policies & Manuals
NC DHHS Grant Record Retention Schedule

Contractor Resources

Unique Entity Identification (UEI) Numbers
Obtaining a UEI Number
Looking up a UEI Number
Tax Identification Numbers (TIN)
IRS Information on TIN
Employer Identification Numbers(EIN)
IRS Information on EIN
Apply for an Employer Identification Number(EIN)

Latest Release Information

9/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

Grants enhancement release 3

Logic to State Matching Requirement Fields,Update of Continuation Budget Field Label,Link to BD606 Instructions,Addition of Match Type Field,Addition of Source of Funds for Match,Application Type field, Additional Text Fields to the grant application screen,Addtional yes/no fields to grant application screen

4/26/2020 12:00:00 AM

Grants enhancement release 2

Checkbox for active grants, Add PI Contact Information,Eliminate "+" that expands the search field

3/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Grants enhancement release 1

Grant Awards Report,Change Federal Amount Requested to Amount Requested, Eliminate advanced checkbox and make viewable on screen

2/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

Technical upgrade to web application

Technical enhancement with respect to tracking issues with in application

System Support Information

Reporting Issues, Suggest Enhancements or Provide Feedback

To report issues with Contracts
To report issues with Services & Grants

For issues with grant applications outside of Open Window, contact the Department Grants Coordinator
To report issues with the RCC Action Form
For any other issues, contact the support email. Open Window Support

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

The FAQs area allows you to look at commonly asked questions and to see the answer(s) that was provided for the question.
Visit the Open Window FAQ Center

System Guides


State Resources

NC Secretary of State

Search for business, non-profit registrations, and name changes.

OSBM Grant Information and Management

The Grants Management System serves as a central repository of state grant-funded assistance programs and awards. State funding agencies are required to register state assistance programs and awards with OSBM.

OSBM Notice of Grant Award

The Notice of Grant Award must be completed as the first step in applying for grant funding from a federal or other source.

OSBM information on Suspension of Funding

Per 09 NCAC 03M, agencies shall not disburse any state financial assistance to an entity that is on the Suspension of Funding List.

NC Office of the State Auditor

The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) performs an array of work, including financial statement audits, financial related audits, performance audits, information technology audits, and investigative reports.

NC General Statutes

Links to the table of contents to review or locate any of the state’s General Statute Laws.

NC Administrative Code

Link to the table of contents to NC Administrative Code. Search by title, chapter or keyword.

NC AC Title 10A Health and Human Services

Federal Resources

The Uniform Guidance is a set of rules and requirements for Federal awards from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). All Federal funds received by the department is subject to this guidance unless otherwise stated.

The FFATA Subaward Reporting System (FSRS) is the reporting tool Federal prime awardees (i.e. prime contractors and prime grants recipients) use to capture and report subaward and executive compensation data regarding their first-tier subawards to meet the FFATA reporting requirements.

The System for Award Management (SAM) is an official website of the U.S. government used to:

-Register to do business with the U.S. government

-Update or renew an entity registration

-Check status of an entity registration

-Search for entity registration and exclusion record

The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) is a currently updated version of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It is not an official legal edition of the CFR. The e-CFR is an editorial compilation of CFR material and Federal Register amendments produced by the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Publishing Office.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) serves the President of the United States in overseeing the implementation of the commitments and priorities of the President.

The Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC) operates on behalf of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Its primary purposes are to:

-Distribute single audit reporting packages to federal agencies.

-Support OMB oversight and assessment of federal award audit requirements.

-Maintain a public database of completed audits.

-Help auditors and auditees minimize the reporting burden of complying with Single Audit requirements.