Federal grants and other financial assistance awards represent approximately 1/6th of the annual federal budget and support more than 1,000 programs across 26 federal agencies. The management of these awards encompasses several key disciplines including policy, grant award and management, performance and financial monitoring, and technology. In 2004, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) established the Grants Management Line of Business (GMLOB) to support these disciplines as well as federal government grants management streamlining and creating a common solution for grants management that promotes increased citizen access, customer service, and agency financial and technical stewardship. GMLOB works with 26 grant-making agencies to balance their grant-making needs with government-wide goals of efficiency, standardization, streamlining, and transparency.
The federal grants community has partnered with GMLOB to launch the Grants World Blog as a resource for increasing transparency in federal grants management and sharing information with grantees, applicants, and the public. Content you will be able to find on this Blog include updates on federal grants management activities; stakeholder announcements; details on grants events; updates on current and new legislation; links to relevant Federal Register Notices,; stories of interest to grantees and applicants; and requests for input from the grantee and applicant community. The Blog is overseen by an editorial board made up of federal grants professionals who serve on the GMLOB Communications Committee. Members include:
- Matthew Faulkner, US Department of Agriculture
- Jeremy Leffler, National Science Foundation
- Erika Rissi, National Science Foundation
- Loretta Smith-Hawkins, Grants.gov
- Kathleen Williams, National Archives and Records Administration
We strive to be a useful resource to the community and commit to responding to relevant comments on posts to the Grants World Blog within 72 hours. Please note that the GMLOB Communications Committee reserves the right to remove comments deemed inappropriate for the Grants World Blog. Inappropriate comments are defined as profane language, threats, or spam.
For more information on GMLOB please see the FAQs or provide your questions as comments below. In addition, contact the GMLOB PMO directly at GMLOB@sra.com.