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What a Week! OMB Releases Three Key Documents

As is our annual tradition, when the Office of Management and Budget releases its Compliance Supplement, we halt the presentation of the snail pictures and offer up some fireworks. This year is no different. However, I feel like we should…

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A Year Later, OMB Issues Revision to Uniform Guidance FAQ

You would normally think August would be a good time to ease off on big news from the financial assistance front. Not so much, it seems. Still, we’re definitely not complaining.

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OMB Controller Alert Provides Few Details About Disbanding of COFAR

Upon learning about the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) memorandum to disband the Council of Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) last month, two questions have been on our minds — why did this happen and what are the next steps…

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The Waiting Begins for the 2017 Compliance Supplement

A close inspection of the calendar shows us that tomorrow is the first day of June. And with June’s arrival, we begin asking the annual question, “When will the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) release this year’s version of…

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Regulatory Freeze Has Grants Community in Holding Pattern

I’m not exactly sure how many times I’ve said it over the last few months when talking with colleagues both at my office or out covering conferences and other events. Reporting on federal government action, or as it seems more…

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DATA Act Reporting Begins; What Will Tomorrow Hold?

The countdown clock has reached zero for federal agencies to comply with the requirements under the DATA Act. Federal agencies now must provide their financial reports in a searchable, machine-readable format in compliance with federal data standards under the Act….

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NGMA Conference Is A Hit for Grants Information

We’ve been taking a trip around the bases of the Crystal City Marriott this week attending sessions at the National Grants Management Association’s annual training conference, which has been focusing around its baseball theme, “Grants Management: In Full Swing.” Following…

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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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Six Things To Watch For in Grants in 2017

At the end of the year, many news organizations often present a retrospective of what occurred the previous year. We prefer to look forward and provide an outlook as to what we think will be some of the biggest things…

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OMB Discusses Pending Grants Proposal, Revised FAQ Release

There still are a lot of questions left but at least we know a little bit more about the “what,” even though were are still left empty on the question as to “when.” Let me try to clarify a bit.

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