Next NGP Meeting: Monday 12/3/07

The next NGP meeting is on Monday. I can’t attend (TCG’s annual planning meeting odyssey starts Sunday) but that should only encourage you to go yourself! The new NGP white paper, The Need for Federal Grants Management Standards,” will be formally launched at this meeting. Agenda and Web conference info follows the jump… 


U.S. Department of Education

PCP Auditorium, 10th Floor

550 12th St SW

Washington, DC 20202–4250

Webcast Link:

Note: This meeting requires Macromedia Flash 6.0 or above. 

Teleconference, For Presenters & Non-Webcast Only: 1–800-516‑9896, New Code: Press # 46525. 


I. Welcome and Opening Remarks 1:30 pm. – 1:40 p.m.

Tony Cavataio, ED, Co-Chair

Cornelia Chebinou, NASACT, Co-Chair 

II. The Certified Grants Management Specialist Credential 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Torryn Brazell, NGMA 

III. “The Need for Federal Grants Management Standards,” 2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

NGP White Paper

Merril Oliver, State of Maryland

Kathleen Juza, BearingPoint 

IV. Federal Financial Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) 3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Terry Hurst, HHS

IV. FFATA Sub-Award Pilot 3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Andrea Brandon, USDA 

V. FFATA Sub-Award Pilot, States Perspective 3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Denise Francis, State of Texas

V. State of Pennsylvania E‑Grants Update 3:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Ed Wetmore, State of PA 

Closing Remarks & Next NGP Meeting (Tuesday, March 11, 2008)