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Posted by on Jun 2, 2020

NGMA Virtual Summit 2020 Recap

NGMA Virtual Summit 2020 Recap

The National Grants Management Association (NGMA) held its annual training conference, rescheduled from April and redubbed the Virtual Grants Training & Summit, on May 18-20, 2020, in an entirely virtual format, due to COVID19 restrictions. For longtime attendees of the conference, the new format was a refreshing change. Although we missed seeing our peers in […]

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Posted by on Mar 10, 2020

Join Us in Celebrating International Grant Professionals Day

Join Us in Celebrating International Grant Professionals Day

How can we make the world a better place? This is one of the chief questions that is asked and answered in the grants community. Some consider it to be the only question that really matters. Federal, state, and local entities offer grants to enable game-changing individuals, teams, and organizations to implement their visions. The […]

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Posted by on Mar 10, 2020

How Will the Proposed Changes to the Uniform Guidance Affect You?

How Will the Proposed Changes to the Uniform Guidance Affect You?

Whether you are associated with a grant-making agency, a pass-through entity, or a grant recipient, there are many changes in the recently released Uniform Guidance update that will undoubtedly impact your grants. If the idea of combing through the 44 pages of tiny 3-column text doesn’t excite you, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. View […]

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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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