You see it on the news all too frequently. Funds are embezzled from grants awarded by the federal government, and taxpayer dollars are lost to grant embezzlement. Furthermore, embezzlement has an extremely negative impact on the grantee organization. Trust is broken, professional reputations are tarnished, and there is a predictable loss of public support. The […]
Grant Management Training
We’ve gone to the grant management mailbag for some common problems encountered in the “real-world” by “real-life” grant managers. Today we’re looking at four common grant mistakes regarding the un-allowability of public relations costs you may experience when managing your Federal grant. Grant Mistakes: A Grant Manager Writes: “Are promotional items, such as pens, water […]
On August 13, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) implemented statutory changes to 2 CFR Part 200, including updates to the procurement standards related to micro-purchases, sole source procurements, and contract provisions for federal grant recipients. Federal award recipients need to be aware of these changes and may need to update their procurement […]
When it comes to reducing the risk of fraud and misuse of taxpayer funds, grant managers should watch out for the great “blame game” hoax that often accompanies the misappropriation of funds and concealing grant fraud. Committing fraud is a deliberate action; efforts to conceal that fraud are also just as deliberate. The 3 Ingredients in the Grant Fraud Triangle Concealing […]
To honor our first 10 years as one of the premier federal grant management training companies, I pulled this post out of moth-balls that I wrote when I first started the company.
Want an easy way to remember the five procurement methods under the federal grant regulations–2 CFR Part 200–also known as the “Super Circular” or Uniform Guidance? We’ve got a cool poster for you Download Your Procurement Bear Claw Poster Image for sharing Download Your Procurement Bear Claw Poster High-Quality .pdf for printing(Warning-this is a large […]