Grants.gov Seeks Feedback on Tweaks to SF-424 Forms by 3/24

March 10, 2011 | By Adrianne Fielding | Post a Comment

According to a March 7 post on the Grants Management Line of Business’ Grants World Blog, the Department of Health and Human Services recently solicited public comments on reinstatement and proposed changes to five forms in the 424 “family” of  grant-related Standard Forms.   The GMLOB was was established by the federal Office of Management and Budget to “improve federal grants community communications with external audiences and promote the Administration’s goals of transparency and public engagement.”

Grants.gov has requested OMB approval to reinstate five of the SF-424 forms with mostly minor changes.  Although the vast majority of applicants for federal funding must complete some combination of the five forms, the recently proposed changes will have minimal, if any, actual effect on grant seekers:

  • A fax number field on the SF-424 Mandatory form will become optional;
  • Two clarifications will be made to the general instructions for the SF-424 A form; and
  • Trafficking-related legal citations on the assurances forms (SF-424 B and SF-424 D) will be updated.

The links in the Grants World Blog post don’t seem to be pointing to the right place, so the links to the actual Federal Register notices are as follows:

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