Category Archives: Grants Management

Sneak Preview: FDP Repository Pilot Improved IHE Data Sharing

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) recently touted the benefits of an 18-month pilot program using an online repository of institutional data to enable institutions of higher…

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The Snail Makes His Debut as We Await the 2018 Compliance Supplement

After observing the worms and slugs winding their way across the damp pavement following the rain storms that have recently rumbled through the nation’s capital after a mostly dry month, it brought to mind that we’re now entering the latter…

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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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Uniform Guidance “Musts” and “Shoulds” Still Cause Confusion

In an odd way, I found myself thinking about the anti-drug public service announcement campaign from the late 1980s while attending a Grants Training Forum yesterday hosted by Thompson Information Services and the Public Contracting Institute here in Washington, D.C….

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Sneak Preview: Memo Addresses Disaster Fund Oversight, Waivers

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently issued guidance to federal agencies overseeing disaster relief funds available under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Pub….

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OMB: PMA Overlaps, Yet Separate, from §200.109 Requirement

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