This Week in Grants News
“This Week in Grants News” is a resource Management Concepts provides to keep you informed of important grants-related news from the week.
OMB Issues Memo to Protect Privacy Rights The Office of Management and Budget released guidance detailing procedures on how federal agencies should safeguard and protect privacy rights when using the “Do Not Pay List.” The Do Not Pay List is a database that federal agencies are required to check before awarding funds to recipients. Read the memo here.
Grants Highlight Municipal Government Efficiency Thomas Piedrahita, an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, examines how New York City used the Internet to engage citizens in developing plans to spend CDBG funds. Read the article here.
States Brace for New Round of Sequester Cuts Grant funds constitute nearly 1/3rd of state budgets and additional sequestration cuts are forcing state leaders to prepare for the worst. Read more…
ED OIG Audit: OESE Process of Awarding Discretionary Grants The Department of Education’s OIG audited the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education’s grants management system and found the office mostly complied with all regulations. Auditors, however, reminded program officials of their obligation to notify applicants if their application was ineligible for peer review. The audit report can be found here, and honestly, who wouldn’t want to spend a Friday afternoon reading an OIG report?
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