Category Archives: Compliance/Reporting

OMB Releases 2015 Compliance Supplement, Despite Title Complexities

As the line from the Shakespeare novel Romeo and Juliet goes, “What’s in a name?” We’ve been asking ourselves that question as well when reviewing the 2015 Office of Management and Budget Compliance Supplement. Or is it still the 2015…

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New Thompson Publication Explains Fixed Amount Subawards

Pass-through entities have traditionally made subawards and contracts under a federal award, but the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) uniform grant guidance offers a new option, the fixed amount subaward. A pass-through entity may offer fixed amount subawards to…

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Still Waiting on the Release of the Final 2015 Compliance Supplement

Long time readers of this blog may be familiar with a tradition that we have continued since we launched this site in 2011. As we continue to wait for the Office of Management and Budget to issue the Compliance Supplement,…

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Reflections on NGMA’s 2015 Training Conference

About 600 attendees packed the Crystal City Marriott last week to attend the National Grants Management Association’s 2015 Annual Training Meeting in Crystal City, Va. on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. The attendance has risen steadily since 2012, and NGMA…

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Let’s Inform All Communities About the Uniform Grant Guidance

I returned to the office today after a week on vacation taking a family trip to Walt Disney World. Because we planned to make other stops along the way, we drove from D.C. to Florida rather than flying, which is…

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The Time to Learn the Citations in the Uniform Grants Guidance Is Now

If there ever was a word with multiple meanings, that word would be “citation.” It could have a bad connotation, such as when the police issue you a traffic citation. Or, on the other hand, it could have honorable meaning,…

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Confusion Abounds When Determining OMB Guidance on Subgrants and Contracts

QUACK! Here we are again, comparing grants to ducks. Why? Because the more things change, the more they stay the same. Let me explain.

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FNS Farm Bill FAQ Responds to States’ Queries Related to SNAP

The Food and Nutrition Service this month released a memo that should essentially be called “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Farm Bill (But Were Afraid to Ask).” The memo, which FNS officially titled “Question & Answers Concerning…

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Don’t Wait! Take Part in Thompson’s Grants Handbooks Updates Now

One of the more fascinating things I saw during a week-long trip to Costa Rica last year came during a visit to a butterfly sanctuary. We walked through several greenhouse-like buildings that were teeming with beautiful butterflies. One of the…

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FDP Members Reluctant To Embrace Time and Effort Reform

In the “You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink” department, a question was raised at the Federal Demonstration Partnership’s spring meeting in Washington, D.C., today that currently is proving this axiom to be correct….

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