Category Archives: Awards

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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ED Awards More Than $50M in Grants to Tribal Colleges, Universities

It’s early September and for most students across the country, that means it’s back to school time, not only for K-12 students, but those in higher education as well. With the help of some new federal grant funds, many tribal…

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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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Several Agencies Issue Proposed Rules Implementing Faith-Based Principles

In the Aug. 6 Federal Register, several federal agencies issued proposed rules to implement Executive Order (EO) 13559, Fundamental Principles and Policymaking Criteria for Partnerships with Faith-Based and Other Neighborhood Organizations, which President Obama signed in November 2010. Among the…

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Section 872 Changes Affect Uniform Guidance; Call for Nonfederal Entity Integrity Review

After returning to the office this week after a week-long beach vacation, I had to hit the ground running to report on a July 22 Federal Register final guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget about Section 872…

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Sneak Preview: FTA Plans To Improve Hurricane Sandy Grant Program Reviews

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) agreed with a Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (DOT OIG) recommendation to enhance the grant applicant review and award process…

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Researchers Receive Federal Awards To Fight Mosquito-Borne Diseases

It’s almost as if it were kismet that I came across this story this morning. After asking a coworker this morning how her July 4th weekend was, she admitted that she was covered in mosquito bites after spending the day…

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USASpending.gov Makes Numerous Website Updates

In case you haven’t checked out USAspending.gov in some time, you may notice some new features that have enhanced the functionality of the site. Operators of USAspending.gov said the changes were made to meet user request for better usability, presentation…

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