Category Archives: Awards

Comptroller General Disappointed with DATA Act Compliance

When the U.S. Comptroller General expresses concern about federal compliance with laws affecting grant programs, that can’t be a good sign. Speaking this week to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ 2018 Accounting and Auditing Update Conference, Comptroller General…

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FTA Seeks Comments on How to Define a ‘Federal Project’

Once again, the federal government is asking for your input. Now through Aug. 17, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will be hosting an online dialog to collect public comments on how to best define a “federal project” that is subject…

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DOJ Issues Grant Condition Related to Information Sharing on Immigrants

The heated debate over sanctuary cities continues, and now it is finding its way into grant terms and conditions. The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently posted notices of funding opportunities under four public safety grant programs for federal fiscal year…

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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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