The Program Support Center (PSC) is a non-appropriated agency hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). PSC developed the Payment Management System (PMS) as a secure, online grants payment platform which provides awarding agency and grant recipient customers with efficient grant and grant-like payments, cash management, and personal grant accounting support services.
PMS has been selected by the Chief Financial Officers Council — by authority of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) — as one of the two non-Department of Defense grants payment systems for use by the entire federal government.
PMS leverages efficient business processes, state-of-the-art information technology, E-Government initiatives, and business expertise to build a critical link in the operation of federal financial assistance programs. The system receives payment requests, edits them for accuracy and content, transmits the payment to either the Federal Reserve Bank or the U.S. Treasury for deposit into the grantee's bank account, and records the payment transactions and corresponding disbursements to the appropriate account(s).
PMS supports the entire financial assistance payment process for both the Awarding Agency and Awards Recipients in various areas that include: