OMB Deletes Several Clusters in the 2014 OMB Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement

June 20, 2014 | By Jerry Ashworth | Post a Comment

close-up-of-grave-stone-213695-mAfter the Office of Management and Budget released the 2013 Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement last year, I thought I’d have some fun by drawing attention to the specific clusters that were deleted. Rather than providing a simple list, we presented it in the fashion of a funeral service, saying our last respects to the former members of “O.C. (Other Clusters) Club.” The living members of the Other Clusters Club can be found in Part 5, Section 4 of the 2014 compliance supplement, following the information about the Research and Development Cluster and the Student Financial Assistance Cluster.

Because many American Recovery and Reinvestment Act have run their course, the Recovery Act programs that were previously included in these clusters have passed on. Now that these programs have ended, there was not need for the clusters. Last year, 11 clusters, or shall we say former members of the O.C. Club, were deleted from the compliance supplement. In the 2014 supplement, we now say goodbye to six more.

Therefore, let us pay our last respects to the following O.C. Club members that existed in the 2013 compliance supplement but not this year. Please bow your heads as I read off the names (insert the “Taps” bugle solo here):

Indian CDBG Program Cluster

Indian Housing Block Grants Cluster

CFP Cluster

Native Hawaiian Housing Cluster

Impact Aid Cluster

Educational Technology State Grants Cluster

All is not lost though. As we say farewell to these former members, let us welcome three new members to the club. They are the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Cluster, Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Cluster and the Hurricane Sandy Relief Cluster. Perhaps this service will become an annual event; save your seat for next year.

Let us know what you think about the 2014 Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement. Did you have a program in one of these clusters? Let us know how it fared.


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