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Researchers Find Data Limitations in USASpending.gov, FAADS

While we “enjoy” our first week of snow here in the D.C. area of the winter (um, can someone let Mother Nature know that it is not officially winter yet?), we’ve come across a recent report by two university researchers…

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Find Out What’s Happening To Limit Improper Payments

Now that the holiday shopping season is upon us, the last thing you want to do is fail to keep track of your personal finances? Overspending on gifts for your friends and family could get you in hot water when…

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Sneak Preview: Monitoring Upgrades Urged for Iowa ED Programs

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Iowa Department of Education is planning steps to better oversee school districts receiving grants in the Shared Visions Preschool Programs and the Early Elementary Innovative Grants…

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OMB’s Final Grants Reform Guidance Could Be Near — If…

Not that I often get a chance to see many Broadway shows, but there currently is a somewhat popular musical on stage these days called “If/Then,” which wonders aloud “what if” life could be different and follows diverging paths based…

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Sneak Preview: GAO Advises NIH To Evaluate Indirect Cost Growth

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) As the amount of federal reimbursement sought by research colleges and universities for indirect costs continues to rise, the Government Accountability Office is calling for the National…

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A Personal View of Grantseeking During the Federal Shutdown

In case you noticed last week that the posts to Funding Attractions were somewhat sparse, there was good reason. We here at Thompson were converting our networks with those of our new owner, Columbia Books and Information Services, based in…

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