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Posted by on Jun 30, 2014

This Week in Grants News

federalregister“This Week in Grants News” is a resource Management Concepts provides to keep you informed of important grants-related news from the week.

  • Donovan’s Nomination Advances in the Senate The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee voted to approve President Obama’s nominee to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Shaun Donovan.  Brian Deese is serving as Acting Director until the Senate confirms Donovan.  Federal News Radio has more information about the committee vote.
  • OMB Calls on Congress to Eliminate Outdated and Duplicative Reporting Requirements OMB has identified more than 400 required reports that should be eliminated. In a blog post on the OMB website, Beth Corbet, the Deputy Director for Management, urged Congress to pass legislation to reduce reporting requirements. Read the blog post here.
  • Education Department Proposes Supplemental Priorities for Discretionary Grant Programs The U.S. Department of Education published a notice in the Federal Register on June 24. The notice explained the Department’s proposed funding priorities for competitively awarded grant projects. The public comment period for the notice closes on July 24. Read the notice here.
  • Reducing the Administrative Workload for Federally Funded Research Two subcommittees of the House Science Committee held a joint hearing on June 12 to examine ways to reduce reporting and administrative burdens for research grant recipients. The subcommittees heard testimony from the Inspector General of the National Science Foundation and a representative from the Federal Demonstration Partnership. Watch the committee hearing here.

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