OMB Approves Real Property Status Report for Government-Wide Use

December 1, 2011 § 1 Comment

The Real Property Status Report (RPSR) has been approved by OMB as Standard Form 429 (SF-429) and is now available for government-wide use.  « Read the rest of this entry »

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Council on Financial Assistance Reform

November 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

On October 27, 2011, the first OMB Memorandum for fiscal year 2012 was released: Creation of the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (M-12-01). The memo establishes the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) as an interagency group of Executive Branch officials charged with creating a more streamlined and accountable structure to coordinate financial assistance. « Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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

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