A-133 Compliance Supplement: 57 Days Late and Counting

May 27, 2011 | By Adrianne Fielding | Post a Comment

The Office of Management and Budget had better release the FY 2011 Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement soon; we’re running out of pictures of snails!  Only one more workday left for OMB to get the supplement released this month. Where’s Agent Mulder’s “I Want to Believe” poster when we need it?

But there’s still plenty of other funding-related news to share. For example, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has been busy making awards for a number of its programs lately.  The agency recently announced a total of $153 million in HOPE VI awards to eight public housing authorities for the revitalization of “severely distressed” housing.

Ten public housing authorities also received approximately $34 million in grants through the agency’s Capital Fund Education and Training Community Facilities program to establish facilities for early childhood education, adult education and job training programs.

HUD also announced over $9 million in awards through the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program, commonly known as HOPWA.

Elsewhere, the Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded 37 awards to Native American tribes through the Tribal Wildlife Grants program. The grants total more than $7 million and support projects in 16 states.

The Census Bureau also released data on how much each state spent on public education in 2008-2009.  The national average was $10,499 per pupil, with Utah’s $6,356 average expenditures at the low end and New York’s $18,126 at the high end.  It’d be interesting to see the cross-tabulation of this data against graduation rates, dropout rates, and other common measures of educational performance. In addition to the Census’ press release about the data, you can see where your state ranks and the composition of the education funds available for its students in the table itself.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend, and we’ll see whether OMB has a surprise waiting for us when we return on Tuesday!

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