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Posted by on Jan 23, 2020

Grants Uniform Guidance Updates — What you need to know

Grants Uniform Guidance Updates — What you need to know

Grants policy fanatics (like me) greeted the arrival of the proposed changes to 2 CFR with great excitement. After all, the last time something this big happened in Federal grants was in 2013 when the Uniform Guidance was first issued. However, if the idea of reading 44 pages of three columns of tiny print (the […]

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Posted by on Jan 7, 2020

Knowledge Check – Internal Controls

Knowledge Check – Internal Controls

Simply stated, internal controls are like mom’s house rules. If you want things to run smoothly, you must follow these processes and procedures. If you fail to do so, you will face serious consequences. The main difference between mom’s house rules and the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO’s) Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government […]

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Posted by on Oct 15, 2019

Getting it Right – Federal Grant Time and Effort Reporting

Getting it Right – Federal Grant Time and Effort Reporting

Five years after full implementation of Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 2: Grants and Agreements, Part 200: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, commonly referred to as Uniform Guidance (2 CFR § 200), time and effort reporting, or Compensation – personal services (2 CFR § 200.430) is still a compliance risk for non-Federal entities.

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Posted by on Sep 12, 2019

Essential Knowledge for Grant-Making Professionals – Where Do You Stand?

Essential Knowledge for Grant-Making Professionals – Where Do You Stand?

Many Federal agencies award grants. Employees who work for grant-making agencies need to access a wealth of knowledge as they create funding opportunities, evaluate applications, implement awards, monitor progress, and close out grants. Pass-through entities navigate the challenges of receiving and allocating Federal funds to grant partners with accountable subaward processes, effective monitoring measures. Federal […]

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Posted by on Jul 10, 2019

Seven Steps for Tackling the 2019 Single Audit Compliance Supplement

Seven Steps for Tackling the 2019 Single Audit Compliance Supplement

The Office of Management and Budget informed the grants community on June 28 that the 2019 Compliance Supplement (aka 2 CFR 200, Appendix XI) would be available on July 1. I’m sure that grants auditors and geeks like me took this as a sign to get ready for a not-so-relaxing read during the holiday week. I also took the additional step to review the recently released SF-SAC for fiscal periods ending in 2019, 2020, and 2021 in detail.

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