Category Archives: State and Local Governments

Sneak Preview: Policy Updates Should Get Organization-wide Review

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Grant recipients, when updating their internal grant policies and procedures, should ensure that these updates are reviewed by staff so that the entire organization is aware…

LinkedInShare

How Will Grant Administrators Respond to DOJ Threats to Withhold Funding?

You may have seen reports in the news lately about efforts by the Trump administration to crack down on so-called “sanctuary cities,” which are jurisdictions that have essentially declined to assist federal attempts to identify and potentially deport people living…

LinkedInShare

$6.4M in Medicaid Dental Payment Violations Found in Louisiana

Now here’s a blog post you can really sink your teeth into, or you may be gnashing them together after reading this. An audit released last week by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor found about $6.4 million in payments from July…

LinkedInShare

Sneak Preview: FEMA Instructed To Guide NY Grant Closeout

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) plans to ensure that the state of New York and New York City properly close out an award for repairs…

LinkedInShare

‘Sanctuary City’ Order Creating Widespread Sense of Worry

One of my kids favorite books when they were toddlers was one called “Wemberly Worried,” about a little girl mouse who constantly worried about everything. Apparently, there seems to be just as much worrying about some of President Trump’s executive…

LinkedInShare

Sneak Preview: HHS OIG Seeks Medicaid Refund from New Jersey

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) reaffirmed its recent audit recommendation that the New Jersey Department of Human Services…

LinkedInShare

HUD Awards $132M To Improve Distressed Neighborhoods

Sometime you just need a helping hand, especially this time of year. This week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $132 million to five U.S. communities to redevelop severely distressed public or assisted housing and revitalize surrounding neighborhoods.

LinkedInShare

Voting: The American Thing To Do — Part 2

Today I thought I’d rerun a blog post from four years ago — with a few updates — for a new audience to this post that may have missed it back then. The words from 2012 are just as applicable…

LinkedInShare

VA Awards $7.8M for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Vets

This seems like good timing. Coming on the heels of the recent Summer Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded up to $7.8 million in grants for adaptive sports programs…

LinkedInShare

Sneak Preview: FTA To Review Blanket Approval for Change Orders

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Federal Transit Agency (FTA) this fall plans to evaluate its policy regarding recipient use of blanket approvals for change orders under a federal award after…

LinkedInShare