Category Archives: Grants Management

Sneak Preview: Federal Reorganization Proposal Would Realign Grant Programs

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Trump Administration has submitted a proposal to Congress to reorganize the federal government, a move that could dramatically impact the current operations of numerous federal…

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OMB Announces Results-Oriented Community, Change to 2 C.F.R. 180

The past couple of months, the grants team at the Office of Management and Budget have been busy as a bee. On the heels of releasing the 2018 OMB Compliance Supplement in May, OMB issued Memorandum M-18-18 last month, which…

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OMB Issues Guidance Raising the Micro-Purchase, Simplified Acquisition Thresholds

TGIF! That seems to be the mantra at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). OMB has again made a big announcement late in the day on a Friday. Last August, OMB sent out word after 4:30 p.m. Eastern time…

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Sneak Preview: CMS Urged To Better Identify Improper Payments

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to review its regulatory authority and audit resources to determine…

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Can the 2019 Compliance Supplement Really Come Out in January?

Now that 2018 is almost half over, why not turn our attention to 2019? Perhaps one of the most eye-opening statements we heard at this week’s American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ annual Not-for-Profit Conference at National Harbor, Md., occurred…

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Sneak Preview: Colo. Agency Develops New Cost Allocation Method

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Officials with Connect for Health Colorado (CHC) recently stated they now have developed a cost allocation methodology for its health insurance eligibility determination system that is…

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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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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: 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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