Although the National Science Foundation (NSF) has not issued formal policy, agency officials are encouraging grant recipients to submit applicable post-award reports and grant applicants to turn in proposals for awards prior to the agency’s move to its new headquarters later this year.
Much of the buzz during the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) presentation at the May 11-12 meeting of the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) concerned the status of burden reduction efforts mandated under the 21st Century Cures Act (Pub.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently issued a correcting amendment to the uniform grant guidance revising the effective/applicability date provision (§200.110(a)) to extend the procurement grace period by one additional fiscal year.
Embezzlement. Middle District of Tennessee Acting U.S. Attorney Jack Smith on May 8 announced a settlement with a former grants development specialist working on an NIH grant while employed at Meharry Medical College (MMC).
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Departmental Appeals Board upheld a decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to disallow more than $15.6 million in Medicaid reimbursement sought by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, confirming that the state had requested reimbursement for services at a higher rate under a Medicaid demonstration project that, in fact, should have been reimbursed at the state’s regular rate for medical expenditures.
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).