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The GREAT Act Continues to Languish in Congress

Color us surprised! Who would have thought a piece of legislation known as the GREAT Act would take so long to work its way through Congress, especially since the bill has bipartisan support. Yet, here we still sit. Waiting.

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Governors Express Concerns About Homeland Security Grants

Over the last several months, we have written about the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) struggles in administering its federal grants. For example, one recent article covered a House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing, in which a Government Accountability Office (GAO)…

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Sneak Preview: GREAT Act Has Potential To Assist Small Grantees

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Legislative officials working with the sponsors of the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act of 2017 (H.R. 4887) recently told attendees at a forum…

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Sneak Preview: Bill Seeks To Prevent Improper Payments to Deceased People

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Congressional legislation has been proposed that would aim to limit the amount of improper payments made to deceased individuals, a concern that has long received Government…

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Sneak Preview: House Panel Hears Concerns About Award Monitoring

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Federal agencies providing grants and cooperative agreements to inter-American organizations are not fully documenting their monitoring activities, which could hinder the agencies’ efforts to ensure the…

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Grant Program Cuts Proposed in President’s FY 2019 Budget

On the heels of Congress and the White House reaching a spending deal for federal fiscal year (FY) 2018, President Trump has issued his FY 2019 budget proposal. The proposal, like the 2018 White House budget proposal, includes numerous substantial…

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GREAT Act Works Its Way Through Congress

When something is great, you give it a thumbs up, right? Therefore, we felt this would be the appropriate picture to run with a blog post about the GREAT Act, which is currently working its way through Congress. If you…

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Sneak Preview: Q&A Memos Address Grantee, Agency Shutdown Questions

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) As Congress and the White House continue to struggle to reach a long-term budget agreement, which has already resulted in one three-day government shutdown in January,…

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Governors Express Support for Early Childhood Education

While Congress has its hands full determining what to do with health care concerns and other issues making the headlines, the nation’s governors recently stressed that there is another topic that is just as important and desperately needs attention —…

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Change in Progress at the Office of Management and Budget

With the arrival of Donald Trump as president last week, grant applicants and recipients may have already noticed that the federal government is not running “business as usual.” For example, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) website is typically…

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