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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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Sneak Preview: GAO Encourages COFAR, OMB To Involve Stakeholders

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) As the Office of Management and Budget works with federal agencies to help them implement regulations based on its new grants reform guidance, also known in the…

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Let Funding Attractions Be Your Vehicle for Grants Discussion

Today we want to piggyback on the Office of Management and Budget’s recently released Frequently Asked Questions on the new grants reform guidance. Rather than letting you know our thoughts on a particular topic, we want to solicit your feedback…

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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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Time To Learn More About OMB’s Uniform Grants Guidance

You’ve heard about it; now’s your time to learn more about it. The Office of Management and Budget last month issued its uniform grants guidance, previously referred to as the “supercircular,” which is the most expansive grant reform since the…

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The First Year of the New Grants Guidance Will Be the Hardest

At the Federal Demonstration Partnership meeting in D.C. this morning, Victoria Collin of the Office of Management and Budget was comparing the new grants reform guidance to marriage. In essence, the proposal stage was the dating stage and now that…

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Improper Payments Rate Nears Administration’s 3 Percent Goal

First of all, Happy New Year! Let’s hope 2014 proves to be a more healthy and prosperous year for everyone than last year. It will definitely be a more exciting, if not challenging, one for the grants community as we…

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OMB’s Final Grants Reform Guidance Could Be Near — If…

Not that I often get a chance to see many Broadway shows, but there currently is a somewhat popular musical on stage these days called “If/Then,” which wonders aloud “what if” life could be different and follows diverging paths based…

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