Category Archives: Applications/Proposals

Understand the Implications of FAPIIS, Integrity Guidance with Free Thompson Webinar

You may have seen our blog post from earlier this month about an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) final guidance on the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) and Section 872 of the Duncan Hunter Defense Authorization…

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Musings from the Maryland Governor’s Grants Training Conference

With an audience of more than 600 attendees, the Maryland Governor’s Grants Training Conference provided an excellent opportunity to find out what is on the minds of both those providing grants and those applying for and receiving grants. The following…

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White House Launches Grants Site for Asian American Community

In today’s age of specializing to target audiences, here’s a new twist. We recently came across a new grants and resources website offered under the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The site aims to provide tools…

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Resist the Temptation To Lie on Grant Applications

As part of covering grants over the past decade, I can’t tell you how many conference sessions I’ve attended where, in discussing grant applications, the presenter has stressed that applicants should be truthful in presenting themselves and their organization. Don’t…

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The Work Piled Up! What Now?

As much as I enjoy vacations, sometimes they make it even harder to return to work because I’ll have my work for the current week to do, plus work that had piled up from the previous week. Then I’ll wind…

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Not All Training Has Gone With the Wind

In one of the more memorable scenes in the classic movie “Gone With The Wind,” a determined Scarlett O’Hara dramatically holds her fist in the air and declares “As God is my witness, I shall never be hungry again.” Such determination…

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No Better Time Than Now for a Little Summer Enrichment

I can’t say for sure how it is where you are, but for us here in the nation’s capital this week, it’s hot! Perhaps the best place to be now, if not on vacation, is inside an air-conditioned office. So…

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Are Computers Really Making Our Lives Easier?

If you have been one of our valued followers of this blog, you will have no doubt run across one of our many posts on the System for Award Management, otherwise known as SAM.gov. One thing we’ve tried to emphasize…

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Sneak Preview: NSF Outlines Essential Requirements in New Guide

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Applicants for National Science Foundation grants must comply with important new provisions in the agency’s revised Proposal and Award Policy and Procedures Guide (PAPP Guide), or the…

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Trying to Keep Federal Agencies in Line

If you got a chance to view the Office of Management and Budget’s webinar on OMB’s proposed grants reform guidance, you got to see OMB’s Norman Dong respond to questions from a panel of key grant and audit organization heads about…

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