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Grants Management Blockchain Demonstration Project

Grants Management Blockchain Demonstration Project

Government-wide grants management problems are widespread. The Federal grants management process is burdensome, inefficient, and hampers the ability to see how Federal dollars are spent. Problems include: Federal grants are…

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Federal Grants Management: Improving Transparency

Federal Grants Management: Improving Transparency

This white paper complements the Improving Outcomes report by examining more fully the important challenge of effective grant program communication and transparency. It argues that federal grant programs want to…

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Grants Management: Agencies Provided Many Types of Technical Assistance

Grants Management: Agencies Provided Many Types of...

The overall goal of technical assistance is to enhance the delivery of agency programs and help ensure grantee compliance. GAO was asked to review issues related to technical assistance for…

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Grants Work in a Congressional Office

Grants Work in a Congressional Office

Members of Congress frequently receive requests from grant seekers needing funds for projects in districts and states. In considering a response, a congressional office might first determine its policies and…

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Smartgrants

Smartgrants

Effective and efficient grant management is a challenging, disorganized, and complex set of processes that become overwhelming and stressful for both the grantor and the grantee. Implementing a grant management…

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Good Financial Grant Practice: A Tool for Developing and Demonstrating Institutional Financial and Grant Management Capacity in Global Health

Good Financial Grant Practice: A Tool for...

The administration and governance of grant funding across global health organizations presents enormous challenges. Meeting these challenges is crucial to ensuring that funds are used in the most effective way…

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Disaster Block Grants: Factors to Consider in Authorizing a Permanent Program

Disaster Block Grants: Factors to Consider in...

Legislation proposed over the years would permanently authorize CDBG-DR or a similar program, but no proposal has been enacted. Since 1993, Congress has provided over $90 billion in supplemental appropriations…

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HUD Should Take Additional Action to Assess Community Development Block Grant Fraud Risks

HUD Should Take Additional Action to Assess...

In response to a historic string of natural disasters, Congress appropriated approximately $39.5 billion in CDBG-DR grant funds in 2017 through 2019, with most of the funding designated for Texas,…

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FEMA Needs to Improve Guidance and Oversight for the Presidential Residence Protection Assistance Grant

FEMA Needs to Improve Guidance and Oversight for...

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) did not ensure state and local law enforcement agencies expended FEMA’s Presidential Residence Protection Assistance (PRPA) grant funds in accordance with Federal regulations and…

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SBA Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program

SBA Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program

The Small Business Administration (SBA) administers several types of programs to support small businesses, including direct disaster loan programs to assist their recovery from natural disasters; loan guaranty and venture…

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FEMA Needs Revised Policies and Procedures to Better Manage Recovery of Disallowed Grant Funds

FEMA Needs Revised Policies and Procedures to...

FEMA grants billions of dollars each year to help recipients (states, territories, and tribal and local governments) and subrecipients (counties, cities, and nonprofit organizations) respond to and recover from disasters.…

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Grants Management: OMB Should Collect and Share Lessons Learned from Use of COVID-19-Related Grant Flexibilities

Grants Management: OMB Should Collect and Share...

Federal grants to state and local governments totaled $721 billion in fiscal year 2019. OMB has established requirements to ensure accountability for such funds. In March 2020, OMB identified flexibilities…

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Policing Reform Legislation: Conditions on Funding and New Grant Authorizations

Policing Reform Legislation: Conditions on Funding...

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, while he was in the custody of law enforcement, combined with several other recent high-profile deaths of African Americans at the hands…

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Lessons to Advance Community Policing

Lessons to Advance Community Policing

In 2013, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) created the COPS Office Microgrant Initiative to support law enforcement in implementing innovative community policing projects. This program aims…

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