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Reflections on NGMA’s 2015 Training Conference

About 600 attendees packed the Crystal City Marriott last week to attend the National Grants Management Association’s 2015 Annual Training Meeting in Crystal City, Va. on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. The attendance has risen steadily since 2012, and NGMA…

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On the Road Once Again to the NGMA Annual Training Conference

This week is one of the biggest of the whole year for those of us covering grants at Thompson Information Services. The National Grants Management Association’s annual training conference begins on Wednesday in Crystal City, Va., and it will be…

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Gearing Up to Attend Upcoming Grant-Related Conferences

Fill up the gas tank because we’ll be hitting the road over the next month or so, traveling to various forums and conferences that we expect will provide some worthwhile information on the latest on federal grants management and single…

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Sneak Preview: Evaluating Risk Criteria Aids Monitoring Efforts

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Many federal grantor agencies and nonfederal pass-through entities are finding that limited resources are hindering effective monitoring efforts. The Office of Justice Programs within the Department of…

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Change Is Complicated, But We Might as Well Embrace the Change

As a child of the 1980s, I have lots of fond memories of life back then, especially listening to music on my cassette tapes. If you are a devoted fan of the Electric Light Orchestra (or ELO) as I am,…

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We’re Looking Forward to the NGMA Conference!

This is a big week on the grants calendar in the nation’s capital. The National Grants Management Association will be hosting its annual grants training conference Tuesday through Thursday in Crystal City, Va., and we’ll be there to cover it…

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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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Sneak Preview: Success of Grants Will Involve Data Analytics

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) As the federal government looks to reform the grants lifecycle with a greater emphasis on assessing and managing risks, the future of grants will depend upon awarding…

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Communication is Key As OMB Nears Final Rule on Grants Reforms

A quick look at the calendar shows that there are only about seven weeks left until the new year (Eeek! Christmas shopping awaits!). Since it issued its grants reform proposal in February, the Office of Management and Budget has stuck…

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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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