Category Archives: Awards

Funds Under Energy Award Used for Alcohol, Spa Services

Here we go again! If I had a nickel for all the articles I’ve written and read about the improper use of federal grant dollars, I’d be a rich man by now. Even with all the efforts now to ensure…

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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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Snow or No Snow, NIH Addresses Grants and Office Closures

Other parts of the country may have had their fair share of snow this winter, but for those of us in the nation’s capital, snow has been a scarce commodity in 2017. While a normal winter in Washington, D.C., produces…

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Chicago Transit Authority Receives $1B Grant Award

Talk about the federal government putting a lot of eggs in one basket. The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week provided about $1.07 billion in federal grant funds to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) for the…

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Universities Win Awards To Help Make Trucking Safer

The other day, I saw the headline from an article in the Kansas City Star, and I had to read a couple of times to make sure I read it correctly. The headline: “Area schools share a $14 million federal…

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HUD Awards $132M To Improve Distressed Neighborhoods

Sometime you just need a helping hand, especially this time of year. This week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $132 million to five U.S. communities to redevelop severely distressed public or assisted housing and revitalize surrounding neighborhoods.

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VA Awards $7.8M for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Vets

This seems like good timing. Coming on the heels of the recent Summer Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded up to $7.8 million in grants for adaptive sports programs…

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FHWA Issues $14.2M in Grants To Test New Methods for Funding Highways

You probably don’t think much about it as you’re traveling down the interstate, unless the road is bumpy or has multiple potholes. “This state should spend some money fixing up these highway,” you may say to yourself. However, other than…

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Grants Available To Support Jobs for Older Americans

As our nation’s population continues to get older, it becomes even more critical that older Americans can find jobs to avoid becoming a drain on a community’s economic infrastructure. To this end, the Department of Labor (DOL) this month made…

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ACF, IHS Awarding $21M To Support Tribal Family Violence Victims

Strong families are vital for the success of our society. Far too many have been victims of family violence. Therefore, as part of National Domestic Violence Prevention Month, it’s promising to see that the Department of Health and Human Services…

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