Category Archives: OMB Circulars and Regulations

Sneak Preview: Federal Debarment, Suspension Numbers Decline

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) A growing trend by federal awarding agencies toward using administrative agreements and other alternative methods to address recipient responsibility is effecting the overall number of suspensions…

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The Waiting Begins for the 2017 Compliance Supplement

A close inspection of the calendar shows us that tomorrow is the first day of June. And with June’s arrival, we begin asking the annual question, “When will the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) release this year’s version of…

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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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DATA Act Preparations Are Coming Down the Homestretch

And down the stretch they come! That’s how it must feel for federal agencies preparing to comply with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) (Pub. L. 113-101), as they now have about one more month to get ready…

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Change in Progress at the Office of Management and Budget

With the arrival of Donald Trump as president last week, grant applicants and recipients may have already noticed that the federal government is not running “business as usual.” For example, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) website is typically…

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Six Things To Watch For in Grants in 2017

At the end of the year, many news organizations often present a retrospective of what occurred the previous year. We prefer to look forward and provide an outlook as to what we think will be some of the biggest things…

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OMB Discusses Pending Grants Proposal, Revised FAQ Release

There still are a lot of questions left but at least we know a little bit more about the “what,” even though were are still left empty on the question as to “when.” Let me try to clarify a bit.

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Still Awaiting the Next Revision of the Uniform Guidance FAQ

As I look around my neighborhood, there are pumpkins on almost everyone’s front patio and Halloween decorations are in full force. Leaves are now beginning to fall from the trees in abundance, and the football season is getting closer to…

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Coming Up! A Revised FAQ and Several Important Grants Events

Now that Labor Day has come and gone and many of us are back from our summer vacations, we can now look forward to September and ask the question, “What’s coming up in the near future for the grants community?”…

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2016 Compliance Supplement Now Divided Into Sections

Those who have been on this earth as long as I have may remember the famous line to the old Alka-Seltzer commercial, “I can’t believe I ate the WHOLE thing.” I’m sure we’ve all had days like that when we’ve…

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