Category Archives: Grants Management

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: CIGIE Clarifies March 2020 GONE Act Deadline

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) To clarify potential confusion resulting from “ambiguous” language in the Grants Oversight and New Efficiency Act (GONE Act) (Pub. L. 114-117), the chair of the Council…

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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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Looking Back at Our Grants Predictions for 2017

As we now enter the holiday season, this provides us a great opportunity to look back at the previous year pertaining to grants. Last December, we came out with a blog post discussing what we expected to be some of…

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Looking Forward to Reviews Slated for 2018

We here at Thompson are always trying to keep an eye on the future of grants and as we prepare to head into 2018, we are very curious to see what will develop as two provisions of the Office of…

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Sneak Preview: OMB Assessing Uniform Guidance Revisions Stemming from New Laws

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is evaluating how several federal laws will necessitate changes to the uniform grant guidance, an OMB grants official told…

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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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Sneak Preview: Few Faith-Based Grantees Seek Hiring Exemption

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Although faith-based organizations receiving federal grant funding under programs that statutorily prevent employment discrimination based on religion may now request an exemption to hire based on…

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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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Heading Out To Find Grants Updates at Local Events

In honor of the old Willie Nelson song, we’re on the road again. We’ll be spending the next couple of days outside the office to cover some interesting events around the D.C. area, which could provide some valuable information for…

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