Category Archives: Cost Principles/Direct Costs/Indirect Costs

The First Year of the New Grants Guidance Will Be the Hardest

At the Federal Demonstration Partnership meeting in D.C. this morning, Victoria Collin of the Office of Management and Budget was comparing the new grants reform guidance to marriage. In essence, the proposal stage was the dating stage and now that…

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Getting into Gear on the Grant Reforms

It isn’t much, but at least we have some new information on the latest on the Office of Management and Budget’s proposed guidance to reform grants management and single audit oversight. I would doubt anyone has ever called OMB’s policymaking…

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A Meeting of the Minds Sought for E.O. 13559

The call has gone out for federal agency heads to huddle up with the Office of Management and Budget to develop a plan for agencies to implement the requirements of Executive Order 13559, “Fundamental Principles and Policymaking Criteria for Partnerships…

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A Birthday and a Proposal — Wow, What a Day!

Well, folks, we in the Thompson grants group are all atwitter (or as amped up as you can be in at a relatively quiet publishing company) today because we are marking not one, but two special occasions.

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It’s a Good Time to Get Caught in the Web(inars)

It seems that I’ve been spending a lot more time with our webinar team these days. With so much going on in the grants management and single audit arena lately, we’ve been conferring on a routine basis on how to…

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We’re Back in Full Bloom!

Like the flowers returning in the spring after being dormant all winter, Funding Attractions is back up again after a lengthy break while we updated the program’s software. And what an exciting time it is to return!

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The Clock Is Ticking

They’re gonna need more time! That’s the mantra I keep saying to myself after seeing a couple of major items come across my desk.

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The Time Is Now to Let Your Voice Be Heard!

It’s real simple — after reading this blog post, go directly to this link in today’s Federal Register and prepare to submit your comments on the Office of Management and Budget’s newly proposed guidance that could drastically change current grants…

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Grant Reform: The Engineer’s Lament

(This post originally appeared on Title I-Derland, Thompson’s blog on federal K-12 education, and was written by Chuck Edwards, senior executive director for Thompson’s education products.) In the dramatic grants reform proposal released on Friday by the Office of Management…

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Stop the Presses!

Here’s the big juicy news we’ve been waiting for! Hold on to your hat because the Office of Management and Budget is considering some major revisions that could truly shake up the traditional order of business for grants management and…

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