Category Archives: Funding Agencies

CDC Clarifies Single Audit Requirement Under Block Grant Program

Overseeing grant programs has never been the easiest task, and confusing regulations and requirements tend to make that process even harder. That’s why it was heartening to see that the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control…

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Sneak Preview: HHS OIG Finds Tribal Audit Follow-Up Concerns

The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) recently rejected an audit recommendation by the HHS Office of Inspector General…

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Not All NIFA Grantees Are Complying with Bayh-Dole Act

Along with the more noteworthy requirements when administering a federal award, such as financial and performance reporting, indirect costs and subrecipient monitoring, grant recipients should not forget the other “strings attached” when it comes to award oversight. In fact, in…

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Sneak Preview: GAO Urges CMS To Incorporate Antifraud Framework

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to use information gleaned from its current fraud risk assessments…

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Sneak Preview: ETA Revises Senior Program’s Performance Measures

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Nonfederal entities receiving federal funds under the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) should be aware that the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA)…

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Sneak Preview: NASA To Revise Improper Payment Review Procedures

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) plans to revise by September 2018 its procedures for conducting improper payment risk assessments to ensure all agency programs,…

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Sneak Preview: Audit Finds VA DATA Act Compliance Weaknesses

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Officials with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) plan to develop and implement corrective actions by next summer to address internal control issues related to data…

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NIH To Make Research Project Outcomes Available on NIH RePORTER

Read any good books lately? How about some scientific studies? Well, if you are interested in the latter, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that it plans to make it easier for the public to peruse the outcomes…

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$5 Billion in CDBG-DR Funds Headed to Texas for Harvey Recovery

Federal funds continue to go out to those hit by natural disasters this summer, and in especially large amounts. Just last Friday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it had awarded $5.024 billion to help those…

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Sneak Preview: Better Oversight Urged for Victims Fund Programs

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) recently issued guidance to state agencies receiving awards under Crime Victims Fund (CVF) grant programs that…

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