The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) recently issued guidance, in the form of a memo — SP-39-2017, to states clarifying that they may either conduct procurement reviews of local school nutrition programs during the same three-year cycle as their administrative reviews, or they may opt for an alternate cycle, if necessary, to conduct the procurement reviews.
Legal, administrative and financial constraints are thwarting efforts to streamline the multiple eligibility requirements for participants under several key federally funded low-income programs, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded recently in a report to the Senate Budget Committee.
Nonfederal entities that are still following the procurement regulations under the former Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars should consider various factors as they prepare policies that implement the procurement requirements under the uniform guidance, a San Francisco-based auditor recently told attendees at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Not-for-Profit Conference at National Harbor, Md.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently released an interim document to assist state department of transportation that receive federal funds under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Act (MAP-21) in developing their required risk-based transportation asset management plan (TAMP).
In one of the questions and answers included in the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the uniform guidance, an important distinction is drawn between use of the word “must” and “should.”
Officials overseeing the Common Data Elements Repository (CDER) Library are asking grant recipient stakeholders to suggest potential common definitions for thousands of data elements within the database.
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).