Category Archives: Legislation

The GREAT Act Continues to Languish in Congress

Color us surprised! Who would have thought a piece of legislation known as the GREAT Act would take so long to work its way through Congress, especially since the bill has bipartisan support. Yet, here we still sit. Waiting.

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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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Regulatory Freeze Has Grants Community in Holding Pattern

I’m not exactly sure how many times I’ve said it over the last few months when talking with colleagues both at my office or out covering conferences and other events. Reporting on federal government action, or as it seems more…

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FNS Farm Bill FAQ Responds to States’ Queries Related to SNAP

The Food and Nutrition Service this month released a memo that should essentially be called “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Farm Bill (But Were Afraid to Ask).” The memo, which FNS officially titled “Question & Answers Concerning…

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Thompson’s Nov. Webinars To Discuss Audit Visits, DATA Act and Sequestration

Now that Congress can turn its eyes toward something other than the federal government shutdown, there are other issues coming up that it will be deliberating that can truly impact federal grants.  Thompson is offering you a way to stay…

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Congress Plays Kick the Can

Was that so hard? Finally, the shutdown is over. Until…

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Not All Training Has Gone With the Wind

In one of the more memorable scenes in the classic movie “Gone With The Wind,” a determined Scarlett O’Hara dramatically holds her fist in the air and declares “As God is my witness, I shall never be hungry again.” Such determination…

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Want to Join My Fantasy Grants League?

Rather than blogging about how infuriating it is to witness Congress’ ineptitude to reach any kind of compromise to prevent the current federal government shutdown, I thought I’d post about something a bit more fun — baseball. We’re now beginning…

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Could The DATA Act’s Flame Flicker Again?

Oh, the DATA Act. Where have you been for so long? You made big news about a year ago when you passed the House and then, well, you languished. You lost your energy, your fire, and you eventually got shoved…

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A Primer on the Effects of Sequestration — Ugh!

We might as well lock ourselves in our bomb shelters and never return because the future looks grim, very grim. Unless some miracle, 11th hour deal is struck, the sequestration’s across-the-board cuts to discretionary programs will take effect tomorrow.

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