The electronic Research Administration (eRA) was established by NIH in response to the Government Paperwork Elimination Act requiring federal agencies to pursue electronic means of production. The intent of eRA systems is to provide for secure receipt, review and administration of electronic grants. The eRA Commons offers a meeting place for grantees tracking research grants administration information and applications. Although, CDC has currently implemented eRA systems only for research grants administration, the systems' capabilities to process non-research grants will be utilized in the future, as well.