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Sneak Preview: DOS Urged To Include Disclosure Provision

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) After two audits of a jointly administered program, Operation Inherent Resolve, under the Department of State (DOS) and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), the DOS…

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Many Agencies Have Yet to Adopt OMB’s Uniform Guidance as Final

We are now about a month and a half away from the one-year anniversary of the issuance in the Dec. 19, 2014, Federal Register of the joint interim final rule in which 28 federal agencies and offices implemented the Office…

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Sneak Preview: USDA Details Exceptions to Award Competition

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) While the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) generally promotes competition when it awards discretionary grants and cooperative agreements, the agency may allow noncompetitive awards in certain…

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Sneak Preview: DOL Rules Allow Financial Report Format Decision

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook). The Department of Labor (DOL), when stipulating the requirements for financial reports from nonfederal entities, will continue to inform its recipients whether the report will be…

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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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COSO Model Can Be Used for Internal Controls for Grants and Cyberspace

The grants community is becoming aware of the importance of having internal controls, and using the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission’s (COSO) internal control model to ensure that their grant programs aren’t targets of fraud, waste and…

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An Interim Final Rule on Grants a Week Before the Effective Date

The Office of Management and Budget’s uniform grant guidance becomes effective next Friday, so the grants community has exactly one more week to become experts on all the provisions of the guidance. But why wait until the day after Christmas…

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Uniform Guidance Countdown Continues With Interim Rule To Come

Continuing on with the countdown we started last week as we march toward the implementation date of the Office of Management and Budget’s uniform grant guidance, we now are 11 days away. However, just to make things more interesting, a…

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Uniform Grant Guidance Countdown Clock Reaches 16 Days

To borrow a line from the NCAA national basketball tournament, we’re now down to the sweet 16! Yes, there are 16 more days left before the Office of Management and Budget’s uniform grant guidance goes into effect for nonfederal entities….

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Five Things We’re Thankful For in Covering the Grants Community

We gather together this week to celebrate one of the greatest holidays on the calendar. You just can’t beat a holiday that essentially revolves around eating, not to mention the glorious side order of hours of football while you digest…

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