Category Archives: Cost Principles/Direct Costs/Indirect Costs

What You Don’t Know Can Really Hurt You

How many grantees out there can honestly say they’ve read their grant terms and conditions cover to cover? Now, what about the federal grant administrative and cost principle circulars? Do you know everything they require? Do you even know who…

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Sneak Preview: Board Sides With Ohio in Applicable Credits Case

(The following was excerpted from an article in the February issue of the Federal Grant Management Handbook.) Based on a recent Department of Health and Human Services Departmental Appeals Board ruling, states that can prove that they are adequately managing…

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Consolidating Funds in Schoolwides: Is It Worth It?

(This guest post originally appeared on Title I-Derland, Thompson’s blog on federal K-12 education and was written by Nancy Connor, director of federal programs for the Denver Public Schools.) One of the more puzzling “flexibilities” available under the ESEA is…

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Who Knew Dec. 15 Would Be Such an Important Day?

Tomorrow could be a big day in the grants management and audit arena. Here are a couple of items we’re watching closely.

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Third Publication Giveaway Winner Announced

We have our third winner for the weekly giveaway. Check out the video to see who won:

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Second Publication Giveaway Winner Announced!

Our second publication giveaway is in the books, and we’re happy to announce this week’s winner:

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Sneak Preview: FHWA Urged To Strengthen Local Project Oversight

(This post is based on an upcoming article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) New Federal Highway Administration policy expected by the end of September could increase the agency’s scrutiny of federally funded local road projects and boost the effectiveness of…

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We Have a Winner! Enter Now for Next Week's Giveaway

What a week, huh?  I wasn’t quite sure how we’d make it through this one – and the degree to which we’ve made it through unscathed is surely a matter of opinion.  But now we can get back to our…

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How To Take a Trip Without Going for a Ride

As this post is published, I will be on vacation relaxing on a beach, soaking in the warm sun and trying to escape reality. Trying to forget the day-to-day responsibilities is one of the joys of traveling. However, when it…

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The Mother Lode of all Grant Clichés (And Why It Matters)

If you’ve been working with grants for more than, say, 10 minutes, you’ve undoubtedly been subjected to some of the field’s folksy aphorisms.  It gets to the point that you can be sitting in a training or presentation and you…

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