Author Archives: Jerry Ashworth

CDC Clarifies Single Audit Requirement Under Block Grant Program

Overseeing grant programs has never been the easiest task, and confusing regulations and requirements tend to make that process even harder. That’s why it was heartening to see that the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control…

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Sneak Preview: HHS OIG Finds Tribal Audit Follow-Up Concerns

The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) recently rejected an audit recommendation by the HHS Office of Inspector General…

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Not All NIFA Grantees Are Complying with Bayh-Dole Act

Along with the more noteworthy requirements when administering a federal award, such as financial and performance reporting, indirect costs and subrecipient monitoring, grant recipients should not forget the other “strings attached” when it comes to award oversight. In fact, in…

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Sneak Preview: CIGIE Clarifies March 2020 GONE Act Deadline

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) To clarify potential confusion resulting from “ambiguous” language in the Grants Oversight and New Efficiency Act (GONE Act) (Pub. L. 114-117), the chair of the Council…

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Don’t Be a Grant Scam Victim in 2018

For our first blog post for 2018, we’d like to offer a warning, in the form of a rhyme:

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Sneak Preview: GAO Urges CMS To Incorporate Antifraud Framework

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to use information gleaned from its current fraud risk assessments…

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Sneak Preview: ETA Revises Senior Program’s Performance Measures

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Nonfederal entities receiving federal funds under the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) should be aware that the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA)…

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Looking Back at Our Grants Predictions for 2017

As we now enter the holiday season, this provides us a great opportunity to look back at the previous year pertaining to grants. Last December, we came out with a blog post discussing what we expected to be some of…

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Sneak Preview: NASA To Revise Improper Payment Review Procedures

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) plans to revise by September 2018 its procedures for conducting improper payment risk assessments to ensure all agency programs,…

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Looking Forward to Reviews Slated for 2018

We here at Thompson are always trying to keep an eye on the future of grants and as we prepare to head into 2018, we are very curious to see what will develop as two provisions of the Office of…

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