When it comes to federal grant management, these terms award, subaward and contract are NOT interchangeable. And when grant recipients AND funders and federal regulations seem to use them in that way it is SLOPPY communication.
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Let’s look at the term “Award” for the purposes of federal grant recipients. A federal “award” means grants, cooperative agreements, cost reimbursement contracts and other agreements between the federal government and a non-federal entity such as a: State Government Local Government Indian Tribal Government Non-profit Organization Institution of Higher Education (IHE) Here is the definition […]
“It’s not fair!” This cry is not just for toddlers and politicians. The federal government also jumps in the mix when it comes to federal grants. The Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200) requires grant recipients to include small, women and minority-owned businesses in federal spending. A $4.85 Million Dollar Grant Management Mistake I recently […]
International Grant Professional Day #IGPD is a reason to celebrate our profession! Can you say you have an international perspective when it comes to grants? I must say even though I work in the Federal grant realm, I wasn’t aware of the broad scope of people working around the world on grants until I started […]
When it comes to budget revisions and program plans, I like to believe that it is rare that a grantee would intentionally misuse funds. However, without proper planning and documentation, an organization places itself at risk for misuse of funds. Prevention of these undesirable outcomes starts at the beginning of the grant application and writing […]
It’s the nightmare scenario Grant Risk! Picture grant funds flying out the door with seemingly little or no oversight? (Remember the “bad” part of the ARRA funding days in 2009?) The stories in the press certainly give the impression that good grants frequently go bad as you witness headline after headline talking about grant mismanagement […]