Tag Archives: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Section 1512 Reporting Under the Recovery Act Comes to a Close

After focusing so much on the details of the Office of Management and Budget’s grant reform guidance, we failed to notice an important announcement recently posted on the Recovery.gov website. The Section 1512 reporting requirement for American Recovery and Reinvestment…

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A Memorial for Those Passing on from the O.C. Club

Dearly beloved, we gather here today to pay our last respects to several members of the O.C. club. What is the O.C. club, you may ask? If you turn in your hymnals, otherwise known as the 2013 Office of Management…

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A Two-Month Reprieve, Then a Tense Wait

This past weekend originally was supposed to be the deadline for federal agencies to submit waiver requests to the Office of Management and Budget for extended American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding after September 2013. In case you missed an…

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Sneak Preview: FNS To Issue TEFAP Documentation Guidance

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Food and Nutrition Service plans to issue guidance this fall requiring states to review documentation periodically under the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) to ensure expenses…

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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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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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So What’s So Special About June 1?

If you are a recipient of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act award funding from the National Institute of Health and you expect to continue spending funds past September 2013, your deadline for submitting a waiver to do so is fast…

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Sneak Preview: FHWA Urged To Strengthen Local Project Oversight

(This post is based on an upcoming article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) New Federal Highway Administration policy expected by the end of September could increase the agency’s scrutiny of federally funded local road projects and boost the effectiveness of…

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Finally, Some Yellow Book Details!

Leave it to the folks in Washington, D.C. to wait until I go on vacation to finally release some details on a story that I’d been tracking on a daily basis. A couple of years ago, no sooner had I…

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Jumbo-Sized Concern Over Proposed Reporting Requirements

Amid all the pro-transparency, pro-accountability, anti-waste hoopla that has dominated the headlines (and our blog) concerning Rep. Daniel Issa’s  (R-Calif.) Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) bill and President Obama’s Campaign to Cut Waste initiative, the real white elephant…

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