July 13, 2012

GAO Report Dumps Grants Overlaps in Wrong Lap

The GAO Report released this week that looked at overlap in Department of Justice grants programs found an alarming number of overlapping programs and, not surprisingly, grants applications that repeated the same language for programs at different DOJ agencies. “DOJ…
July 10, 2012

First Certified Grants Management Professionals

Grants management is getting more complicated with every new funding bill that passes Congress or in state legislatures, and with every new grants program created in federal, state, and local governments and in private foundations. Perhaps once grants could be…
May 7, 2012

DATA Act Sets Taxpayers Against Grants Recipients

H.R. 2146 provides no money to grantees and contractors for the reporting they will be required to do.
May 3, 2012

Lack of Documentation a Common Audit Finding

If you don't write it down, you might as well not do it when it comes to A133 audits.
March 28, 2012

GAO to FEMA: Make Sure Grants Programs Do Not Overlap

The GAO can't tell whether four of FEMA's grants programs overlap, because FEMA doesn't collect enough information on recipients.
March 15, 2012

Adrianne Fielding New NGMA Executive Director

  Adrianne Fielding is taking over as Executive Director of the National Grants Management Association. She comes from Thompson Publishing, where she was Grants Managing Editor, steering some 30 of their products. Adrianne was a member of the NGMA board and…
March 1, 2012

Online Grants Manual Part of Maryland’s Grants Library

The Maryland Governor’s Grants Office has put its grants managers’ manual on its website along with other resources that applicants and administrators might need. One link on the site, for instance. lets businesses download a document that contains  finance programs for…
February 28, 2012

OMB: What Do You Think About Reforming Cost Principles and Single Audit?

OMB heads up: comments are going to be solicited soon on proposed changes to grants and cooperative agreements.
December 27, 2011

Standardized Grants Forms: It’s Hard to Make It Easy

Council on Financial Assistance Reform is trying to make it easier for people and organizations to apply for financial assistance.

Identifying Grants Fraud an Updated Old-fashioned Way

Recovery.gov has been touting its ability to identify waste and fraud in Recovery Act grants, and other grantmaking efforts are taking note. But the most successful methods are also the old-fashioned ones (albeit updated with technology). The outgoing head of…