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Sneak Preview: Agencies Begin Requiring Grantees To Use RPPR

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The National Science Foundation has begun requiring its grant recipients to use the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) format, while the National Institutes of Health plans to…

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Sneak Preview: New York Penalized for Data Submission Errors

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) States receiving John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) awards should be aware of the potential penalties for failing to accurately submit all of the required…

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Are You Sure You Know How To Manage Subrecipients?

So, just how well do you understand the grantee-subgrantee relationship? One of the most common audit findings occurs when a prime grant recipient has failed to correctly identify a subrecipient as such and has instead executed a contract. Such a…

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While OMB Promises, RATB Gets a GRIP

Ever install a computer software program and follow the bar across the screen as it downloads and wonder why when it says “100 percent downloaded” it still takes a while before it’s completed? That drives me crazy. I feel like…

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An Opportunity for Clarity Wasted

In a blog post a year ago today, I complained about the confusing language in a change made in the 2011 OMB Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement. I even offered a much clearer alternative. I mentioned my suggestion to others in…

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Is the DATA Act Considering the Numbers?

Call me stubborn but I’m still not convinced that the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (H.R. 2146), more famously known as the DATA Act, is exactly a good thing — or at least in its current form. Like most others…

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Sneak Preview: FAA To Stress Accurate ARRA Job Data Reporting

(The following was excerpted from the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Federal Aviation Administration plans to remind airport sponsors who submit American Recovery and Reinvestment Act reports about the importance of providing accurate job creation and retention estimates to address…

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If I Could Turn Back Time

As I noted in an earlier post, one of our favorite things to do as a family is to order pizza, rent a DVD and have movie night at home. This weekend, we watched one my favorite films when I…

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Sneak Preview: Federal IGs Suggest Ways To Reduce ARRA Reporting Burdens

(The following was excerpted from the January issue of the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) A panel of federal agency inspectors general recently discussed lessons learned regarding American Recovery and Reinvestment Act reporting, offering suggestions that may potentially ease some reporting…

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A Lesson Learned from My Recent Golf Outing

This past weekend, I travelled down to Lynchburg, Va., and used the opportunity to play a rare round of golf with my brother. It was the first time I’d played in two years and frankly, it looked like it.

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