OMB announced new grant regulations back in August 2020.
So, let me ask you this: Are you the go-to person at your organization for grant management?
Do you feel sure of yourself and ready to manage your programs according to the new grant guidance?
If you feel a little unsure of what this means to you, that’s a typical response!
What to Ask and Where to Start:
Procrastination about big changes is a very normal human reaction.
That’s why we wanted to give you some tips about what to ask and where to start.
The starting place for implementing change and creating an action plan involves two fundamental questions.
1) Do I know what is expected of me?
2) Do I have the knowledge and resources I need to do my work correctly?
These basic questions are the building blocks of successful change management.
And implementing the updates to 2 CFR Part 200, aka, the Uniform Guidance, is no different.
How Do You Respond?
If the answer to either of these questions is a resounding “NO” or even a weak “maybe,” you may need a little help.
When you are sitting on the pins and needles of uncertainty about the grant management regulations’ changes, it’s hard to get started.
3 Keys to Increase Interest and Engagement
So how do you get the ball rolling?
A study by Gallup covering years of research on increasing employee engagement during challenging times discovered a startling conclusion:
Until the basic needs of employees involved in a change are met, the level of interest in things like teamwork and career development is limited.
In other words, the way to move from thought to action involves these three keys of employee engagement:
Raise These Questions About the New Grant Regulations:
- Do you understand the expectations of your funding agency and other grant stakeholders?
- Do you have the information, resources, and support you need to successfully implement the new grant regulations?
- Do you know what it means to do your best at managing your awards according to the new guidance?
Once everyone is comfortable with these three basic questions, teamwork and growth can follow.
We presented a FREE webinar that is now available on-demand about the recent changes from OMB.
Ready to Improve Your Grant Management?
How about you?
Would you like to be a better grant manager?
We have another grant management training seminar coming soon.
Click here to get all the details!
Hope to see you there!
Lucy Morgan CPA, MBA
CEO, Compliance Warrior
Author of “Decoding Grant Management-The Ultimate Success Guide to the Federal Grant Regulations in 2 CFR Part 200” The 2nd Edition is now available on Amazon in Paperback and Kindle versions.