Category Archives: Monitoring/Subrecipients/Subawards

Sneak Preview: Subrecipient Outcomes Should Be Clearly Defined

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) uniform grant guidance requires federal agencies and pass-through entities to clearly define the intended performance outcomes of recipients and…

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Sneak Preview: Better Monitoring Urged for Missouri Ed Program

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is launching an online process designed to streamline how the state’s school districts comply with Early Childhood Special…

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Confusion Abounds When Determining OMB Guidance on Subgrants and Contracts

QUACK! Here we are again, comparing grants to ducks. Why? Because the more things change, the more they stay the same. Let me explain.

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Support Abounds for the KISS (Keep it Simple, Stupid!) Theory for Grants Data

As a journalist, when I cover meetings in which I hear speaker after speaker explaining their support or disagreement about a technical issue, I tend to perk up when a certain speaker delivers the unexpected line that really makes you…

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Sneak Preview: HHS OIG Seeks More Monitoring of CCDF Providers

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families is weighing whether to require ─ not just recommend ─ that states conduct unannounced onsite…

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Sneak Preview: HUD Urged To Closely Monitor Brownfield Grantee Progress

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Because many projects awarded under the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Brownfield program were never started, the HUD Office of Inspector General has urged the agency…

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Sneak Preview: Calif. To Boost Review of Complaints at LEAs

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Single Audit Information Service.) California Department of Education officials plan to expand their monitoring of local educational agencies within the state to investigate complaints about LEAs’ compliance with state school safety…

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Sneak Preview: Address Potential Risks Early To Enhance Grants

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) All parties involved in a grant project should consider potential risks when developing and managing the grant and should proactively address those risks early in the grant…

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Sneak Preview: Nonprofits Encouraged To Identify Funding Source

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook). Nonprofit organizations receiving funds from pass-through entities should not simply rely on the pass-through entity to tell them whether or not they are receiving federal grant funds,…

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Sneak Preview: Budget Cuts Force OJP To Adopt Remote Monitoring

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) In these days of shrinking resources for traditional oversight tasks, federal agencies are finding it increasingly difficult to visit recipients to conduct onsite monitoring. As an alternative,…

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