This Week in Grants News
“This Week in Grants News” is a resource Management Concepts provides to keep you informed of important Federal grants-related news.
- National Science Foundation Releases New Grants Manual
The National Science Foundation (NSF) released a draft version of the 2015 Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide. The new manual incorporates the provisions found in the Uniform Guidance (“Supercircular” or Omni Circular). The manual adopts the Uniform Guidance with only minor changes. Review the manual here.
- Donovan Talks Up Management in OMB Confirmation Hearing
Government Executive examines confirmation hearings for Shaun Donovan. President Obama appointed Donovan to be the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Donovan testified that he will promote data-driven decision making through greater use of performance metrics. The Senate is expected to easily confirm Donovan, who will be the fourth OMB Director in the Obama Administration.
- GAO: OMB Should Strengthen Reviews of Cross-Agency Goals
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report this week that examined the Office of Management and Budget’s implementation of The Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act (GPRAMA). GPRAMA requires OMB to coordinate with agencies in developing cross-agency goals and reporting on agency progress in meeting the goals. GAO provided seven recommendations to improve OMB’s reporting standards. Read the report here.