Category Archives: Funding Agencies

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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Sneak Preview: FEMA Provides Guidance on Hardship Waivers

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently issued guidance outlining the minimum requirements for requesting economic hardship waivers for applicants and recipients of Assistance to Firefighters…

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FEMA’s New Strategic Plan Aims To Improve Grants Management

Perhaps it was the fact that we here in D.C. are preparing to be covered in snow due to an ill-timed spring snowstorm that made us think of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its future plans. In doing…

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Sneak Preview: FWS Aims To Develop Uniform Performance Report

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Department of the Interior Office of Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) plans to work with state agencies to develop a standardized performance report that will…

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NSF Seeks Feedback on Research.gov Proposal Test Site

For applicants of National Science Foundation (NSF) research awards, the testing phase is now in full swing! We here at Thompson have discussed this topic in some recent articles, but in case others were unaware, NSF stated that beginning on…

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Sneak Preview: More Documentation Sought for Adult Ed Awards

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Although the Puerto Rico Department of Education (PRDE) has developed a monitoring guide in recent years to better oversee adult education centers and subrecipients receiving Adult…

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NIH Requests Comments on its Data Science Strategic Plan

For the second time in a week, we’re using this blog space to make you aware that your opinion matters. This week, we wanted to inform you about a recent request for input issued by the National Institutes of Health…

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Send Your Comments Now on School Nutrition Program Crediting

State and local stakeholders in the School Nutrition Program, take notice: the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has given you more time to address a key issue related to funding meals under the National School Lunch…

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Sneak Preview: FHWA Issues Guidance for State DOT Asset Plans

(The following was excerpted from the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently released updated guidance, in a question-and-answer (Q&A) format, detailing the requirements for states to develop a risk-based transportation asset management…

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