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New Thompson Publication Explains Fixed Amount Subawards

Pass-through entities have traditionally made subawards and contracts under a federal award, but the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) uniform grant guidance offers a new option, the fixed amount subaward. A pass-through entity may offer fixed amount subawards to…

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Thompson Joins GPA in Celebrating International Grants Professionals Week

The calendar is full of special days, weeks or months to recognize certain members of society. We have Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Veteran’s Day, Black History Month, Spanish Heritage Month, and so on. But have we ever recognized grants professionals?…

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Don’t Confuse the Uniform Grant Guidance With the Y2K Scare

It seems like yesterday, but it was actually 15 years ago. Folks in their 30s and up probably remember the panic surrounding the Y2K technology concerns. In late 1999, there were concerns that the computers at that time couldn’t distinguish…

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Time to Get Your Local Grants Policies in Order

Federal awarding agencies are preparing their regulations to integrate the Office of Management and Budget’s uniform grant guidance, which OMB will release in December, but that’s no reason for you as a grant recipient to sit back and wait for…

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Don’t Wait! Take Part in Thompson’s Grants Handbooks Updates Now

One of the more fascinating things I saw during a week-long trip to Costa Rica last year came during a visit to a butterfly sanctuary. We walked through several greenhouse-like buildings that were teeming with beautiful butterflies. One of the…

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Grants Information When You Want It — No Waiting!

I saw something this weekend that totally astonished me and really got me to thinking about the lengths people will go to for a chance at fame.

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Find Out What’s Happening To Limit Improper Payments

Now that the holiday shopping season is upon us, the last thing you want to do is fail to keep track of your personal finances? Overspending on gifts for your friends and family could get you in hot water when…

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Let Us Help You Make Sense of OMB's Proposed Guidance

So I’m sure all you have diligently spent the last couple of weeks reading every word of OMB’s 244-page proposed grants reform guidance, as well as all the various crosswalks, and now know them word-for-word.

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Now’s an Even Better Time to Get Educated

It’s late August and to kids across the country, that means summer break is ending and it is or almost is “Back to School” time. However, for those in the grants management and auditing community, staying educated on the latest…

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Nearing the End of the Road for ARRA

There has been intense focus over the past few years on ensuring that recipients of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act awards manage them properly. Now, as most of these grants come to an end, the focus is shifting to closing…

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