Ah, the grant subrecipient. There is lots of confusion around classifying contractors vs. subrecipients when it comes to federal funding. And as a grant management professional, you probably know there are a lot more compliance requirements concerning spending grant funds with a subrecipient when compared to a contractor (aka a vendor.) Here are just a […]
Government waste, fraud, and abuse cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year and that’s just on the US Federal level! But do you know what these terms mean when it comes to spending of Federal funds? Here are some examples… What is Fraud? Fraud is any deliberate deception that exists to unlawfully deny the Federal […]
Reducing grant management risk is not limited to financial fraud; this effort also includes instituting policies and procedures, like the Drug-free Workplace Act. Grant recipients much also provide the oversight necessary to meet specific regulatory requirements that are part of your federal grant. Unfortunately, some federal grantees don’t realize that the Drug-Free Workplace Act of […]
When it comes to financial management with federal grants, it seems like you have to become a Uniform Guidance “Master” to figure out what the requirements are. Even if you consider yourself a problem-solver, 2 CFR Part 200 is “peppered’ with an overwhelming list of documentation requirements centered around, payment management, property management, record retention […]
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.
Good grants management requires grantees to use their federal funds in the best interests of their Federal grants and not have a conflict of interest. But when the people put their personal best interests before the best interests of the Federal program the result can shatter trust-both with the funding agency and within the organization. And […]