A key official with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently touted the positive changes stemming from the uniform guidance in the last two-and-a-half years, but noted that there is still a way to go.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is accepting proposals from eligible applicants for about $2 billion in federal fiscal year (FY) 2017 funding under the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program (CFDA No. 14.267).
During a June 22 hearing scheduled by the Senate Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on the White House’s federal fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget request for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), senators showed bipartisan support for the agency.
A recent memorandum issued by the Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requires federal agencies to submit a report to DOC and OMB by Sept. 15 on how Buy American laws apply to their federal financial assistance awards and contracts.
As it prepares to require award applicants to use its Workspace functionality by the end of the year for proposal preparation and submission, Grants.gov launched some new features in June, and will debut others in October, to enhance Workspace’s usability and accessibility for users.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is backing away from its announced Grant Support Index (GSI), and, in the words of Director Francis Collins, is “shifting toward a bold, more focused approach to bolster support to early- and mid-career investigators” called the Next Generation Researchers Initiative (NGRI).
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