Federal Grant Solicitations Improvement Act of 2011

October 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

In June 2011, the Federal Grant Solicitations Improvement Act of 2011 was introduced to the House of Representatives, proposing the publishing of an annual federal grant solicitation forecast. If enacted, the federal agencies would be required to submit a forecast of expected grant solicitations by subject area for the next fiscal year to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) by November 30th each fiscal year. « Read the rest of this entry »

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STAR METRICS Full Steam Forward!

October 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

Posted on Behalf of Stefano Bertuzzi (National Institute of Health) and Julia Lane (National Science Foundation)

The STAR METRICS program is a voluntary collaboration among federal science and technology (S&T) agencies and research institutions. It is the first large scale effort to document the results of federal S&T investments by directly linking inputs and outputs, beginning by using direct calculations from the administrative records of research institutions. « Read the rest of this entry »

Grants.gov Update

October 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

Posted on behalf of Judy Ceresa, Grants.gov PMO

The Grants.gov Program Management Office (PMO) is happy to report that the new system integrator contract will be awarded in early September. Boris DeSouza was recently named as the new Program Manager for Grants.gov. Mr. DeSouza had been serving as the Acting Program Manager since the departure of Phil Clark back in March of this year. The PMO is hopeful that a new Program Manager will be on board in the near future. Disaster recovery efforts also continue to be a high priority for the PMO. The system remained stable during both the recent earthquake and hurricane Irene. « Read the rest of this entry »

Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2011

October 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

On June 13, 2011, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (hereafter DATA Act) was introduced to the House of Representatives. If enacted, the DATA Act would require every recipient of federal funds, including grants, contracts, loans, and agencies’ internal expenses, to report each receipt and use of such funds at least quarterly. « Read the rest of this entry »

Grants Events

October 5, 2011 § 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 »

SAM Development Underway: Prepare Now to Maintain Your Ability to Process Grant Awards

October 5, 2011 § 1 Comment

Posted on Behalf of Meredith Whitehead, General Services Administration

In late July 2011, the General Services Administration (GSA) awarded the software development contract for the first phase of the new, government-wide System for Award Management (SAM).  Development is underway! « Read the rest of this entry »

Accelerating Spending of Remaining Recovery Act Funds for Grant Programs

October 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

When the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) was enacted in February 2009, Congress directed federal agencies to “manage and expend the funds made available in this Act so as to achieve the purposes [of the Act] including commencing expenditures and activities as quickly as possible consistent with prudent management.” To emphasize the importance of expending Recovery Act funds, the President set a goal of spending 70% of Recovery Act funds by September 20, 2010. This goal was met and, as of mid-September, nearly 85% of Recovery Act funds have been spent.

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