Although the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service (RHS) last year developed a new method to better estimate federal rental assistance to multifamily housing properties and units, a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report recommended that RHS routinely monitor and test these estimates to ensure assistance allocations are calculated correctly.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently amended its regulations governing the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to clarify its funding procedures when communities have lost services because their SSVF service provider’s award was not renewed or was terminated.
Samuel Ashe of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Office of Extramural Research appeared to be rather surprised by the minor firestorm he kicked off during his recent presentation on the upcoming issuance of the NIH Grants Policy Statement (GPS).
Although the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences’ (NIEHS) peer review process is intended to ensure that award funding decisions are unbiased, it has the discretion to fund applications with less favorable impact scores than other applications, according to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG).
May has been a disconcerting month for nonprofits and other organizations doing business with the federal government, as we were introduced to the new, eye-popping federal False Claims Act (FCA) penalty range.
Since the beginning of the year, many nonprofit federal award recipients have been following the suspension of one of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID’s) largest nonprofit contractors—the International Relief and Development (IRD).