Grants Events

September 21, 2010 § Leave a comment

To view upcoming events in the grants community, click “Read the Rest of This Entry” below. « Read the rest of this entry »

Grants Accessibility & Transparency Enhancement Act

September 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

On July 19, 2010, HR 5775: Grants Accessibility and Transparency Enhancement Act of 2010 was introduced to the United States (U.S) House of Representatives. The main purpose of the proposed legislation is to establish a commission on earmark reform and consolidate and streamline the grants management structure of the federal government. « Read the rest of this entry »

Federal Register 2.0

September 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

The Federal Register Act celebrated its 75th anniversary by launching the web 2.0 version of the daily Federal Register. The site refresh is part of the Administration’s Open Government Directive to ensure that the activities of the federal government are more accessible and transparent to the public. « Read the rest of this entry »

Grants.gov Update

September 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

Posted on behalf of  Philip W. Clark, Grants.gov Program Manager

On July 24 and 25, Grants.gov released the first system build since completing the implementation of the “boost.” The July build provided much needed system maintenance and enhancements for both the grantor and applicant communities.  New features in the recent build include improvements in basic search functions, verification, and reporting capabilities. « Read the rest of this entry »

Improper Payments

September 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

It is estimated that nearly $110 billion of the $2 trillion in payments to individuals and organization are improperly paid out by the federal government each year, which amounts to more than the combined budgets of the Department of Education and the Small Business Administration. An improper payment occurs when the government funds go to the wrong recipient, an incorrect amount has been given to a recipient, or recipients use the funds in an undesirable manner. Under the Obama Administration, a series of executive orders and legislation have been issued with the goal of reducing the amount of improper payments made by the federal government each year. « Read the rest of this entry »

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