Tag Archives: COFAR

Some Answers Still Confusing in Second FAQ from OMB, COFAR

What is it with the Office of Management and Budget and holidays? After issuing the uniform grant guidance last year on the day after Christmas (and setting an implementation date for Dec. 26 of this year), OMB and the Council…

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Waiting To See Results of OMB, COFAR’s Grant Guidance Plans

Have you ever experienced first-hand that old expression of “waiting for the other shoe to drop?” That’s essentially what the grants community is feeling right now. We’ve been told what to expect as far as the uniform grant guidance is…

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NGMA Collecting Technical Corrections To Send to OMB

Nobody’s perfect, even the federal government. Within the huge document that is the Office of Management and Budget’s uniform grant guidance, there are random technical errors and inconsistencies that must be corrected. Such errors are not errors in policies within…

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OMB Planning Technical Revisions, Updated FAQ on Reform Guidance

The Office of Management and Budget’s grant reform guidance has been publicly available now for about three months. If you’ve read it cover to cover, you may have possibly noticed certain continuity flaws or glitches. If so, OMB is requesting…

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COFAR Launches New FAQ Section on Grants Reform

Got a question about the Office of Management and Budget’s new grants reform guidance? You’re probably not the only one. We have many ourselves. Now there’s a place to go. To help clarify some of the confusion related to the…

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COFAR, OMB Webinar on New Guidance Informative, But Somewhat Overwhelming

Did you get a chance to attend the webinar on the new grants reform guidance hosted on Monday by the Council on Financial Assistance Reform and the Office of Management and Budget? If so, were you among those of us…

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COFAR Releases Details About its Upcoming Webinar

Do you have about four hours free on Monday morning? If so, then you may want to sign up to take part in the Council on Financial Assistance Reform’s webinar on the new grants reform guidance. COFAR finally released an…

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COFAR Webcast Offers Quick Overview of Upcoming Grants Reform Guidance

This is your captain, speaking! There’s an expression often heard in meetings here in Washington where, rather than going into specific details about an issue, they will look at things from “a 30,000-foot level.” They will provide a quick overview…

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Seeking Strength in Numbers

I remember as a kid in the mid-1970s (yes, I’m dating myself here) getting up early to watch Saturday morning cartoons. One that I would watch from time to time was Super Friends, in which Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman…

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COFAR Gets A Couple of Pokes from GAO

You know that scene where the kid (or sometimes an adult) is falling asleep in church, and the person next to them gives them a forceful nudge with their elbow to get them to wake up and pay attention. In…

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