Category Archives: Recovery Act/ARRA/Stimulus

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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While OMB Promises, RATB Gets a GRIP

Ever install a computer software program and follow the bar across the screen as it downloads and wonder why when it says “100 percent downloaded” it still takes a while before it’s completed? That drives me crazy. I feel like…

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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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Same Situation, Different Day

Remember the California preacher last year who said that the world was going to end on May 21, 2011. Much was written about his doomsday warnings, and sects of believers were all set for the world to end that day….

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An Opportunity for Clarity Wasted

In a blog post a year ago today, I complained about the confusing language in a change made in the 2011 OMB Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement. I even offered a much clearer alternative. I mentioned my suggestion to others in…

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Funding Attractions Presents ‘The Return of the Snail’

OK, although I promised myself I wouldn’t go overboard, I had to do this at least once. We present the return of the snail. If you were a follower of our blog posts last spring, you’ll probably remember that we…

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Sneak Preview: FHWA To Assess Contract Competition Procedures

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) A Federal Highway Administration policy expected by the end of the year will call for a review of state bidding and contract awarding procedures to ensure states…

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It’s a Good Time to Get Caught in the Web(inars)

It seems that I’ve been spending a lot more time with our webinar team these days. With so much going on in the grants management and single audit arena lately, we’ve been conferring on a routine basis on how to…

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Is the DATA Act Considering the Numbers?

Call me stubborn but I’m still not convinced that the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (H.R. 2146), more famously known as the DATA Act, is exactly a good thing — or at least in its current form. Like most others…

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Let’s All Meet Next Week in Alexandria

Planning to be in the D.C./Alexandria, Va. area next week? If so, drop by the National Grants Management Association’s annual training conference April 22-25 in Alexandria. The NGMA will be welcoming walk-in registrations, so if you didn’t register ahead of…

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