Tag Archives: ARRA

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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Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You

Although the headline to this blog post may sound somewhat flippant, I have to applaud the National Science Foundation for trying to keep its constituents informed about the latest on their Recovery Act programs at an increasingly stressful time.

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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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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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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: FAA To Stress Accurate ARRA Job Data Reporting

(The following was excerpted from the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Federal Aviation Administration plans to remind airport sponsors who submit American Recovery and Reinvestment Act reports about the importance of providing accurate job creation and retention estimates to address…

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Happy Birthday, Recovery Act!

Three years ago today, President Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 – otherwise known as the stimulus bill, the Recovery Act or ARRA – into law. And the opinions about it have been flying…

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Sneak Preview: Federal IGs Suggest Ways To Reduce ARRA Reporting Burdens

(The following was excerpted from the January issue of the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) A panel of federal agency inspectors general recently discussed lessons learned regarding American Recovery and Reinvestment Act reporting, offering suggestions that may potentially ease some reporting…

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A Passing of the Gavel at the RATB

Talk about a hard act to follow! Next year, Department of Education Inspector General Kathleen Tighe will take over as the chair of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board following current chair Earl Devaney’s retirement on Dec. 31.

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