FY 2011 Compliance Supplement 2 Months Late (and Counting)

June 1, 2011 | By Adrianne Fielding | Post a Comment

Welcome to the June edition of the FY 2011 Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement watch!  There’s still no news or hint of news from the Office of Budget and Management on an updated ETA.  Going back into our files, I was reminded that the final version of the FY 2010 supplement wasn’t released until July 30 of last year.  (Yes, you read that correctly.)  Let’s hope that OMB is merely waiting for the record-breaking humidity here in D.C. to break, rather than trying to set its own record.

Whenever it’s finally released, our colleagues at Thompson Interactive will be quick to schedule Robert Lloyd’s audio conference to discuss the key changes and new areas of audit emphasis for federal grantees and subgrantees.  Bob’s audio conferences are always popular due to his extensive expertise and knowledge of grants management, which I experienced again during his terrific May 26 audio conference on the history, use and importance of the compliance supplement for federal grant recipients and those who conduct their single audits.

And lest I forget the colleagues on the pre-award side of things…

Grants.gov is recommending that no applications be submitted through its system during a scheduled maintenance period on the weekend of June 11-12.  Grants.gov discourages the submission of applications at any time during the weekend, even if the site appears to appears to be open/active, since it may actually be in a testing mode.

The Grant Professionals Association, formerly known as the American Association of Grant Professionals (AAGP) is gearing up for its annual conference from October 5-8.  GPA’s conference is one of the events that I most look forward to each year; it’s always a great event with tons of grantwriters and recipients participating, including many nonprofits and local governments.

The Maryland Governor’s Grants Office is also preparing for its  grants conference on September 12.  Maryland’s reputation as one of the strongest state grant offices make it well-suited to promote the latest best practices across the grants lifecycle.  Last year, the excellent sessions and top-notch speakers attracted over 700 attendees from the federal, state, local and nonprofit sectors — making this year’s event a “must do.”

Finally, those of you who read Liza’s coverage of USDA’s Farmers’ Market Promotion Program here or in Local/State Funding Report may be interested to know that the official NOFA was released today.


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