Tag Archives: grants management

Sneak Preview: Grants Management Remains a Top Challenge at HHS

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Grants management continued to be one of the top management and performance challenges facing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during the previous year. In…

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Grants Information When You Want It — No Waiting!

I saw something this weekend that totally astonished me and really got me to thinking about the lengths people will go to for a chance at fame.

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Three Reasons Why Next Week Will Be Very Interesting

Some weeks are relatively humdrum. There’s not much going on, and I’ll spend several days in a row sitting in front of my computer, writing and editing articles. And then there are weeks like next week. Prepare to have the…

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A Birthday and a Proposal — Wow, What a Day!

Well, folks, we in the Thompson grants group are all atwitter (or as amped up as you can be in at a relatively quiet publishing company) today because we are marking not one, but two special occasions.

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Grants Management Makes HHS OIG’s List — Again

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General recently issued the “2012 Top Management and Performance Challenges” for the year, summarizing the 10 key management priorities facing the agency. Each year, grants management always seems to be…

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Hello World! Introducing Federal Grants Compliance eXpert

It’s a bold, new world here at Thompson. Subscribers now have a greatly enhanced method to receive our award-winning news and analysis.

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Sneak Preview: GAO Identifies Many Grants Management Challenges

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) As the total amount of federal outlays in grants to state and local governments has grown to more than $480 billion as of fiscal year 2011, several…

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A Dreaded False Start

I came in this morning and did my usual check of the grants management/audit websites, especially the Office of Management and Budget website, for any new word on the final version of the 2012 Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement. To my…

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Now That’s Just Plain Dumb!

It’s time again for some more audience participation. I saw this online feature the other day listing some of the dumbest apps created for smart phones. I obviously had to agree that anything flatulence-related should be on the list of…

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Sneak Preview: Even Minor Subgrantee Risks Can Pose Hazards

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Prime recipients monitoring their subrecipients’ internal control risks should treat even minor concerns seriously because they could eventually become more significant if not addressed early.

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