This Week in Grants News
“This Week in Grants News” is a resource Management Concepts provides to keep you informed of important grants-related news from the week.
- Election Uncertainty Complicates Budget Decisions
Congress has not passed a single appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2015, and Congressional leaders are expected to introduce a continuing resolution next month to fund government operations. Some Republican members, hopeful that their party will retake the Senate in November, are pushing for a CR that would last until January. This could enable the party to have complete control of the process when the CR expires. Democrats, recognizing the growing likelihood of losing the Senate, are pushing for a December expiration date. Watch for the budget battles to continue up until the start of the new fiscal year on October 1. Read the article here.
- Being an IG
The new DHS IG spoke to the Washington Post about his job, priorities, and office functions. Read the interview here.
- Metro Pays Feds $4.2M Over Alleged Procurement Violation
Metro agreed to repay the Federal government more than $4 million. The government found that Metro improperly awarded a sole source contract without proper documentation or competition. Read more here.
- Transparency Group Accuses a Dozen Agencies of Stonewalling FOIA Requests
A watchdog organization has filed a suit against a number of agencies. The suit alleges the agencies have withheld information regarding meetings and communications with the White House. Read more here.