NDE GMS Contact Information

For all GMS questions, please contact the NDE Help Desk:

Denise Schuyler, Pam Tagart or Ginny Carter

(402) 471-3151  or nde.helpdesk@nebraska.gov

Toll Free at: (888) 285-0556

For questions about District, Attendance Center (building) data, consortia and functionality problems in the GMS:

Cathy Von Kaenel (402) 471-2482 or cathy.vonkaenel@nebraska.gov
Shawn Flege (402-471-2393) or shawn.flege@nebraska.gov

For questions about Payments, Financial Reports and Closeouts:

Lori Adams (402) 471-2637 or lori.adams@nebraska.gov – (Special Education)

Harlan Feather (402) 471-4340 or harlan.feather@nebraska.gov – (Career and Technical Education)

Tom Goeschel(402) 471-3571 or tom.goeschel@nebraska.gov– (Special Education)

Linda Kamble (402) 471-4502 or linda.kamble@nebraska.gov – (Title IIA)

Nancy Lorenz (402) 471-4521 or nancy.lorenz@nebraska.gov – (Special Education)

Janice Paling (402) 471-3672  or janice.paling@nebraska.gov – (Title IA/Title ID/Title I Accountability/School Improvement Grants)

Shane Rhian (402) 471-4313 or shane.rhian@nebraska.gov – (Early Childhood/Title IC Migrant/McKinney-Vento)

Ron Theasmeyer (402) 471-4526 or ron.theasmeyer@nebraska.gov – (Title IIA/Title III)

Barb Von Kampen (402) 471-4343 or barbara.vonkampen@nebraska.gov – (Special Education/Title IA/Title I Accountability)

For program questions regarding:

Early Childhood Endowment (Sixpence) Grant:

Amy Bornemeier (402) 817-2018 or abornemeier@nebraskachildren.org

Early Childhood State Grant:

Kristine Luebbe (402) 471-1860 or kristine.luebbe@nebraska.gov

Melody Hobson (402) 471-0263 or melody.hobson@nebraska.gov

ESSA Consolidated Applications/Amendments:

ESSA NDE Staff Assignments

McKinney–Vento Homeless Education Competitive Grant:

Cathy Mohnike (402) 471-1419 or cathy.mohnike@nebraska.gov

NCLB Consolidated Application/Amendments:

NCLB – NDE Staff Assignments

Perkins Secondary and Post Secondary Grant:
Perkins reVISION Action Grant:
Perkins reVISION Initial Grant:

Rich Katt (402) 471-4808 or rich.katt@nebraska.gov

Krystl Knabe (402) 471-0015 or krystl.knabe@nebraska.gov

Katie Graham (402) 471-3104 or katie.graham@nebraska.gov

Teri Sloup (402) 471-4809 or teri.sloup@nebraska.gov

Rural Education Achievement Programs (REAP):

Karen Hardin (402) 471-2968 or karen.hardin@nebraska.gov

Special Education Planning Region Team (PRT) Grant:

Cole Johnson (402) 471-4318 or cole.johnson@nebraska.gov

Special Education IDEA Consolidated Grant:

Suzie Pierce (402) 471-4333 or suzie.pierce@nebraska.gov

Special Education Secondary Transition Innovative Competitive Grant:

Amy Rhone (402) 471-4323 or amy.rhone@nebraska.gov

Title I, Part A and Title I Accountability Funds-School Improvement:

Diane Stuehmer (402) 471-1740 or diane.stuehmer@nebraska.gov

Pat Frost (402) 471-2478 or pat.frost@nebraska.gov

Karen Hardin (402) 471-2968 or karen.hardin@nebraska.gov

Randy McIntyre (402) 471-1749 or randy.mcintyre@nebraska.gov

Cathy Mohnike (402) 471-1419 or cathy.mohnike@nebraska.gov

Beth Wooster (402) 471-2452 or beth.wooster@nebraska.gov

Title I, Part C – Migrant Education:

Sue Henry (402) 471-3440 or sue.henry@nebraska.gov

Benjamin Zink (402) 471-2740 benjamin.zink@nebraska.gov

Title I, Part D – Neglected or Delinquent and Title I, Part A:

Pat Frost (402) 471-2478 or pat.frost@nebraska.gov

Title II, Part A – Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund:

Karen Hardin (402) 471-2968 or karen.hardin@nebraska.gov

Title III – Language Acquisition and Immigrant Education:

Terri Schuster (402) 471-4694 or terri.schuster@nebraska.gov

Brooke David (402) 471-2451 or brooke.david@nebraska.gov

Title IV – Student Support and Academic Enrichment:

Diane Stuehmer (402) 471-1740 or diane.stuehmer@nebraska.gov

Grants Management System

 Users who are tasked with the management/oversight of their agency’s grant applications and missed one of our District Administrator GMS Security Webinars can find resources below.


Grants Management System (GMS) Description and Purpose

The GMS is a web-based system used by the Department for processing various grants and plans. The system supports application submissions, amendments, and approval as well as the issuance of grant award notifications. The system also supports the processing of payments against grant awards through reimbursement requests.
Its purposes are to provide:

  1. districts an easy to use mechanism with a common look and feel originating from various sources
  2. quick response time between the Department and districts
  3. real time financial representation.

A majority of grants continue to be placed on the GMS which has become the principal method for processing Department issued grants.

GMS Access

Beginning Tuesday, April 26th, users will access the Grants Management System (GMS) through the GMS Login Page. Consequently, GMS will no longer be part of the NDE Portal system of tools.

Users who previously had access to GMS will need to set a password when logging in the first time using the following steps:

1. Type your email address in the Username/Email text box
2. Click “Forgot | Change”
3. Follow the directions found in the pop-up window

Users who have NEVER had access to GMS will need to request access from the agency’s district administrator using the following:

1. Click “New User
2. Type in the name of the agency you wish to be associated with and click the SEARCH button
3. From the drop down list, select the appropriate agency and click the SELECT ORG button (the New User window should display the administrator for the agency selected)
4. Click the REQUEST button
5. Complete the New User Request and click the SUBMIT button
6. The administrator will need to accept the New User Request and assign the appropriate user role before a new user will be able to access the agency’s grant information

Below are resources to provide additional assistance to users in accessing the new GMS environment.

Users who are tasked with the management/oversight of their agency’s grant process can utilize the resources below to provide additional assistance with regard to managing the user access for their agency.

GMS Training/Instructions

NDE State and Federal Grant Management Requirements and Guidance