Category Archives: Budget Preparation

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…


The Little Lost Budget

(The following post ran in Thompson’s education blog, Title 1-derland.) Oh, where, oh where, can it be?


So Many Storylines to Follow in 2013

Happy New Year! Glad to see that in the past month we survived both the Mayan’s prediction that the world would end and the dreaded gloom-and-doom scenario stemming from the “fiscal cliff” (which Congress used every second — and more…


Seven Things I’m Thankful For

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, the annual day in which many of us eat too much, watch a ton of football and scan the ads for the post-Thanksgiving sales (which at the rate we’re going starts, well, today). After doing a little…


Someone Forgot To Check the Books

One of the disturbingly interesting things I enjoy about my job covering grants management and single audits is those occasional meetings I attend where an auditor or investigator is discussing fraud, complete with examples of recent fraud cases. What really…


Congress Faces a Hurricane and a Cliff

It’s rare that you will see a document proudly signed by the leaders of both parties in the U.S. House, but desperate times call for desperate measures.


It’s a Hard-Knock Life

On random weekends, one of my favorite things to do is order pizza, get a DVD and have “movie night” with my family. Always seeking to find family-friendly films, this week’s show was “Annie.” I had seen the play many…


Fourth Publication Giveaway Winner Announced

It’s that time again. We’ve picked our fourth product giveaway winner. Check out the video below to see who won.


Wondering Where We’d Be Without All the Distractions

About every guy I know has it happen every so often. He’s discussing important business details with a buddy, mind focused on the key points he intends to make. Then an attractive female walks by, he pauses to glance, and…

LinkedInShare Seeks Feedback on Tweaks to SF-424 Forms by 3/24

According to a March 7 post on the Grants Management Line of Business’ Grants World Blog, the Department of Health and Human Services recently solicited public comments on reinstatement and proposed changes to five forms in the 424 “family” of …