Category Archives: Funding Agencies

Sneak Preview: HUD Withdraws Local Government Assessment Tool

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) After determining that communities using the Local Government Assessment Tool deemed it confusing and difficult to use when developing their required assessment of fair housing, the…

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Sneak Preview: RUS Updates Audit Rules for Borrowers, Grantees

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is amending its audit regulations so that they apply to both grantees and borrowers participating in its…

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DOL OIG Report Shows Need To Address Performance, Improper Payments

Improving performance and reducing improper payments always seem to be a major theme in semiannual reports to Congress issued by federal agency Offices of Inspector General (OIG). A recent semiannual report by the Department of Labor (DOL) OIG is no…

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Sneak Preview: GAO Calls for Emergency Preparedness Assessment

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Until the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) completes a nationwide assessment that fully evaluates the performance of its emergency preparedness grant…

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Proper Grants Administration Included in EPA’s 2018 Management Challenges

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) yesterday released its 2018 EPA Management Challenges, and proper grants administration was a major topic within the document.

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Governors Express Concerns About Homeland Security Grants

Over the last several months, we have written about the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) struggles in administering its federal grants. For example, one recent article covered a House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing, in which a Government Accountability Office (GAO)…

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Sneak Preview: GREAT Act Has Potential To Assist Small Grantees

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Legislative officials working with the sponsors of the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act of 2017 (H.R. 4887) recently told attendees at a forum…

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DOT Urges States To Meet April 2019 State Safety Oversight Deadline

In football, there’s the two-minute warning. For the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), we now have the one-year warning.

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Sneak Preview: FNS Urged To Improve Monitoring Documentation

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) plans by March 2019 to fully update its Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) guidance to…

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Sneak Preview: OIG Recommends DOJ Components Take Actions To Improve Closeout

(The following has been excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Citing “multiple deficiencies” in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) award closeout processes and practices, a recent DOJ Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit contained 61…

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