May I submit a federal project approval document (Advanced Planning Document) in lieu of a Project Approval Lifecycle stage/gate deliverable if the project is being mandated and/or federally funded?

No, Agencies/state entities may not submit any other project approval documentation in lieu of PAL Stage/Gate deliverables unless otherwise requested by the Department of Technology. If Agencies/state entities have a specific situation that warrants a discussion to determine how to proceed, please contact your assigned Information Technology Project Oversight Division (ITPOD) Oversight Manager for further details.