Grants News

  • July 26, 2017

    Grants Official Offers Perspective on OMB Guidance

    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.

  • July 24, 2017

    Mass. Agency Assessing Documentation Requirements

    The Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) is reviewing its policies and procedures to clarify what documentation its subrecipients must provide to support cost reimbursements, in response to a recent audit by the Massachusetts Office of State Auditor.

  • July 24, 2017

    FNS Clarifies Procurement Review Requirements

    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.

  • July 24, 2017

    Low-Income Program Streamlining Faces Challenges

    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.

  • July 24, 2017

    HUD Makes Available Continuum of Care Funding

    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).

  • July 17, 2017

    Senators Show Bipartisan Support for NIH Mission

    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.

  • July 17, 2017

    OMB Issues Buy American Guidance to Agencies

    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.


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