NGMA, Maryland Conferences Look To Prove Very Newsworthy

November 10, 2014 | By Jerry Ashworth | Post a Comment

maryland-state-flag-on-boat-2-775798-mWe’re tuning up the engine again this week to hit the road for some grants-related meetings that could prove to be quite newsworthy.

On Wednesday, we’ll attend the National Grants Management Association’s month grants training, featuring two very important speakers. This month’s presentation will be hosted by Gil Tran of the Office of Management and Budget and Terry Ramsey of the Department of Health and Human Services. NGMA is promoting that the speakers will discuss revisions to the Compliance Supplement to implement the OMB’s uniform grant guidance, an overview of expected changes to the 2015 supplement, a discussion on the 14 types of compliance requirements and a comparison of single audit testing under the current requirements and the uniform guidance. For the single audit community, this looks to be a very informative session. Stay tuned as we will provide full coverage on our Grants Compliance Expert site and in the Single Audit Information Service.

Then on Thursday, we’ll head up to College Park, Md. to attend the Maryland Governor’s Grants Office’s Grants Training Conference. OMB officials are slated to speak at this conference as well, along with other speakers to discuss USASpending, the DATA Act and activities going on in various federal agencies. Again, this looks to be another noteworthy event.

I look forward to visiting with everyone attending these conferences. We’re now coming to the homestretch before the Dec. 26 effective date of the uniform guidance for nonfederal entities. There is so much to learn, and many questions are still unanswered. We’ll be looking to find those answers to help you stay up to speed.

What questions do you still have about the uniform guidance and the future changes to grants and single audits? Let us know.


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