Tag Archives: proposed grants reform guidance

The Future Is Kind of Cloudy Right Now

Oh, to have a crystal ball. We could look into it to determine how the Office of Management and Budget’s proposed grants reform guidance would turn out, and we could identify which grant programs drew the short end of the…

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The Perils of Cut and Paste

Speaking Wednesday at the annual Brustein & Manasevit spring grants forum in D.C., OMB official Gil Tran illustrated the perils of developing guidance by merging documents.

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Don't Miss the Train(ing)!

One of the main topics of discussion at today’s opening session of the National Grants Management Association’s annual conference was the need to provide adequate training. Attendees responding to comments from Office of Management and Budget Deputy Controller Norman Dong…

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OMB vs. The Auditors

In the world of grants management, the Office of Management and Budget is an undoubted heavyweight, but the renowned “tag team” of federal auditors is no pushover.

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May: A Time for Gardenias, Grounders and Grants

Ah, May. The weather’s getting warmer, flowers are blooming, the school year’s entering the home stretch and the baseball season starts shaping up. As we prepare to enter this wonderful month, now’s the time to check the calendar for some…

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Keep Your Eyes Moving on What Needs Attention

Last night, my family and I sat down to watch a very interesting and entertaining show on the National Geographic Channel called “Brain Games.” The show basically uses mind games to teach you how your brain works and, in some…

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Comment-Watching: On Simmer So Far

Like the old saying, “A watched pot never boils,” the same can almost be said for the Regulations.gov comments site for the Office of Management and Budget’s proposed grants reform guidance.

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Don’t Be So Quick To Delete §__.320(e)

Sometimes you don’t really realize how much you miss something until it’s gone. What’s worse is missing something because you weren’t even aware that that particular thing would soon be gone. At least with this blog post, you won’t fall…

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Listen Up! Take Advantage of Some Extra Time

In case you haven’t heard, the Office of Management and Budget just as I was heading on vacation two weeks ago announced that it was extending the comment period on its proposed grants reform guidance. I for one am glad…

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Short and Maybe Not So Sweet So Far

Well, we are now five weeks into the comment period for the Office of Management and Budget’s proposed grants reform guidance and already interested entities are having their say. Looking at the Regulations.gov site, there are now 14 comments posted…

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