Category Archives: Monitoring/Subrecipients/Subawards

Sneak Preview: FHWA To Evaluate State Cost Estimation Procedures

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Federal Highway Administration officials plan to review each state’s cost estimating procedures by May 2013 to ensure that states are obligating funds for American Recovery and Reinvestment…

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Are You Sure You Know How To Manage Subrecipients?

So, just how well do you understand the grantee-subgrantee relationship? One of the most common audit findings occurs when a prime grant recipient has failed to correctly identify a subrecipient as such and has instead executed a contract. Such a…

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Grants Management Makes HHS OIG’s List — Again

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General recently issued the “2012 Top Management and Performance Challenges” for the year, summarizing the 10 key management priorities facing the agency. Each year, grants management always seems to be…

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Sneak Preview: OIG Urges HUD To Increase Reliability of SEMAP

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General urged HUD to improve its internal controls over the Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) by…

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Sneak Preview: HRSA Aims To Improve Ryan White Grantee Oversight

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Health Resources and Services Administration is taking steps designed to improve the oversight of Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act grants by centralizing all monitoring…

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A Semi-Answer to the SAM/EPLS Dilemma

It took a while, but I believe I have an answer to my question I asked in a blog post a couple of weeks ago related to SAM.gov and the now-defunct Excluded Parties List System. An answer, yes. Details, no.

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Goodbye EPLS, Hello Controversy

Have you ever had a nagging question about something and then once you find out the answer, you realize you’ve gotten more than you bargained for? After writing my blog post yesterday on the General Services Administration’s new System for…

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Nearing the End of the Road for ARRA

There has been intense focus over the past few years on ensuring that recipients of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act awards manage them properly. Now, as most of these grants come to an end, the focus is shifting to closing…

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Wondered What GATB Had Been Up To?

So, we haven’t heard much from the Government Accountability and Transparency Board lately. Now we have. On Monday, GATB presented an update to President Obama, which was featured in a post on the Office of Management and Budget blog, on…

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One Tragedy Has Spawned So Many Others

Hurricane Katrina caused so much devastation to lives and property when it roared through the Gulf Coast almost seven years ago. Unfortunately, attempts at recovery have been just as tragic as federal emergency funding has continued to go misspent.

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