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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It can happen to the best of us. The auditors come in and start asking uncomfortable questions. Sometimes you can feel like you are on solid ground with your defense, but then… Oh, there’s the little item you missed in the award terms and conditions. Or maybe your notice of funding opportunity put in place […]
So you got a federal grant. Are you wondering what comes next? One part of managing your federal awards is to make sure that your organization has strong internal controls in place. So, if you are feeling a little uncertain about what that means to you, I put together the basics into this short guide […]
It’s the nightmare scenario! 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 and the […]
I admit it. I’m kind of “geeky” when it comes to grants management. I love to know what’s working with federal grants, and when good grants go bad. If you want to see how things can go wrong with grant management…I mean REALLY wrong, one of the places I love to learn more is the […]
People often ask me how I got started in creating training materials, especially on such a niche topic like grant management training. The truth is my experience in creating training presentations started many years ago when I participated in organizing a summer camp for “oddball” kids like me who were interested in current events, cooking, […]