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Posted by on Nov 17, 2021

GPA Annual Conference 2021: Going Places

GPA Annual Conference 2021: Going Places

  The Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Annual Conference is always an event to be remembered, and this year’s was no exception. The 2021 GPA Annual Conference ran from November 3–6, 2021, and straddled multiple time zones – both on the ground in Seattle, Washington, and online through a virtual platform. Sessions presented live in Seattle […]

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Posted by on Oct 18, 2021

What’s New in Grants?

What’s New in Grants?

Happy Belated Fiscal New Year! Fiscal Year 2021 has ended, and Fiscal Year 2022 is in full swing.  Let’s take a look at what’s been happening that impacts the grants community: Uniform Guidance – Last August, OMB released the updated Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), and all of the provisions became effective by November 2020. […]

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Posted by on May 3, 2021

What Does Flexibility Mean for Grants Management?

What Does Flexibility Mean for Grants Management?

The word “flexibilities” appears 12 times in Promoting Public Trust in the Federal Government through Effective Implementation of the American Rescue Plan Act and Stewardship of the Taxpayer Resources (M-21-20). Agencies are instructed to apply these flexibilities when appropriate and innovate with them, but what does that actually mean? Intended Purpose The purpose of these […]

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Posted by on Apr 14, 2021

Highlights from the 2021 Virtual NGMA Annual Grants Training

Highlights from the 2021 Virtual NGMA Annual Grants Training

Management Concepts was proud to sponsor, exhibit, and present at the second virtual National Grants Management Association (NGMA) Annual Grants Training. Held on April 6-8, 2021, the conference boasted record-breaking attendance of over 1,000 participants from across the country who came together to learn and network on NGMA’s virtual platform. Our team was busy meeting […]

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Posted by on Mar 25, 2021

Grant Stewardship and Implementation within the American Rescue Plan

Grant Stewardship and Implementation within the American Rescue Plan

The American Rescue Plan of 2021 (ARP) was signed into law on March 11, 2021. The $1.9 trillion stimulus is perhaps best known for the $1,400 stimulus checks which are already being distributed. In addition to providing immediate relief to workers, the ARP has ambitious policy goals, including safely re-opening schools, supporting the national vaccination […]

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Posted by on Mar 2, 2021

Celebrate the Dedication of Grants Professionals on March 12, 2021

Celebrate the Dedication of Grants Professionals on March 12, 2021

Head Start, AmeriCorps volunteers, disaster relief, cancer research, Sesame Street, Boys and Girls Club, college assistance, solar panels, improvements to make buildings ADA compliant, graduate research fellowships, high-speed rail… These are just a few of the things that are funded through grants. The United States government alone issues more than $700 billion in grant funding […]

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