Category Archives: OMB Circulars and Regulations

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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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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Time for the Fireworks! OMB Issues 2018 Compliance Supplement

Chalk this under the “Ask and ye shall receive” department! Last week, we were posting snails as we waited for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to issue the 2018 2 C.F.R. Part 200, Appendix XI Compliance Supplement. Here…

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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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Sneak Preview: Site Visit Preparation Can Improve Audit Process

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Nonfederal entities awaiting a site visit from an auditor should make numerous preparations prior to the visit to encourage better outcomes for all parties involved, an…

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Uniform Guidance “Musts” and “Shoulds” Still Cause Confusion

In an odd way, I found myself thinking about the anti-drug public service announcement campaign from the late 1980s while attending a Grants Training Forum yesterday hosted by Thompson Information Services and the Public Contracting Institute here in Washington, D.C….

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Sneak Preview: Memo Addresses Disaster Fund Oversight, Waivers

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently issued guidance to federal agencies overseeing disaster relief funds available under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Pub….

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OMB: PMA Overlaps, Yet Separate, from §200.109 Requirement

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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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