Tag Archives: OMB

Sneak Preview: Federal Reorganization Proposal Would Realign Grant Programs

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Trump Administration has submitted a proposal to Congress to reorganize the federal government, a move that could dramatically impact the current operations of numerous federal…

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OMB Issues Guidance Raising the Micro-Purchase, Simplified Acquisition Thresholds

TGIF! That seems to be the mantra at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). OMB has again made a big announcement late in the day on a Friday. Last August, OMB sent out word after 4:30 p.m. Eastern time…

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The Snail Makes His Debut as We Await the 2018 Compliance Supplement

After observing the worms and slugs winding their way across the damp pavement following the rain storms that have recently rumbled through the nation’s capital after a mostly dry month, it brought to mind that we’re now entering the latter…

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Uniform Guidance “Musts” and “Shoulds” Still Cause Confusion

In an odd way, I found myself thinking about the anti-drug public service announcement campaign from the late 1980s while attending a Grants Training Forum yesterday hosted by Thompson Information Services and the Public Contracting Institute here in Washington, D.C….

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Sneak Preview: Memo Addresses Disaster Fund Oversight, Waivers

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently issued guidance to federal agencies overseeing disaster relief funds available under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Pub….

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OMB: PMA Overlaps, Yet Separate, from §200.109 Requirement

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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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Looking Forward to Reviews Slated for 2018

We here at Thompson are always trying to keep an eye on the future of grants and as we prepare to head into 2018, we are very curious to see what will develop as two provisions of the Office of…

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Sneak Preview: OMB Assessing Uniform Guidance Revisions Stemming from New Laws

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is evaluating how several federal laws will necessitate changes to the uniform grant guidance, an OMB grants official told…

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Sneak Preview: OMB Allows Agencies To Adjust Rules For Entities Hit by Hurricanes

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued a memorandum to federal agencies that would allow them discretion to amend certain pre-award and post-award federal…

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