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Posted by on Nov 26, 2013

This Week in Grants News

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

  • The High Cost of Gobbledygook The Center of Plain Language released a report card grading agency compliance with the Plain Writing Act. This legislation requires agencies to use concise and simply language when drafting public communications. Read the report card here.
  • House Members Introduced the Improper Payments Agency Cooperation Enhancement Act A bipartisan group of House members introduced companion legislation to a Senate bill that would improve agency access to certain databases. The bill is designed to reduce improper payments by ensuring all agencies have access to the Death Master File.  Read the press release here.  
  • Federal Government Budget Problems Make State  Budgeting Impossible State budget officials have expressed concern that the ongoing budget stalemate in Congress is making their jobs very difficult. Read the article here.
  • Test Drive SciENcv NIH provided an update about the SciENcv initiative that will allow researchers to easily upload biographic information into grant applications. Read the NIH blog post here.

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