I'm proud to announce the release of Allocate, the first cloud-based cost allocation software created specifically for the public sector to produce accurate Full Cost and OMB compliant cost plans. Technology continues to disrupt industries, making things easier and less expensive. Creating cost plans was in need of disruption and now it's here. Say hello to Allocate.
Improving performance, reducing administrative burden and simplifying compliance are common themes among grant recipients. Today, OMB released information on their ongoing efforts to reduce recipient reporting burden. As part of the grant community it is important for your voice to be heard. Read the information from OMB and share your comments below.
States, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia are now actively engaged in utilizing more than $2.9 billion as result of a settlement with Volkswagen (VW) for violation of the Clean Air Act to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. Clearly communicating how these funds will be used is an important step that states are actively engaged in.
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State and local governments are modernizing their grants management systems to maximize grant revenues, reduce costs and decrease administrative burden on staff. Anne Arundel County, Maryland recently implemented its own modern grants management system to standardize its processes and better leverage grant funds to help serve residents.
Addressing homelessness, poverty and substance abuse are priorities in many local governments across the country. See how Denver is combining innovative ideas and grant funding to redefine the role of its public library to address these priority areas. Watch and share this video.
Organizations frequently struggle to align plans, budgets, and the daily operations associated with a newly awarded grant. Planning effectively, and then using that plan to guide action, is critical to an effective grant implementation strategy. This article describes 3 steps your organization can take to design a useful project plan and avoid poor program performance.
If you were to follow the journey of a single grant dollar from federal to state to local jurisdiction, that dollar would travel through a variety of processes, procedures, systems, forms and personalities. In the past, investing in custom grant systems to automate this complex, disparate network has resulted in expensive engagements with a high failure rate. But things are changing... more
The state of Arizona is working with eCivis to implement the first comprehensive statewide SaaS grants management system, which will standardize how grant information is shared and activities managed across Arizona's grant community, including local governments and community nonprofits. To implement this platform, eCivis partnered with another grant management technology leader,... more
How mature is your organization’s grant management process? How do you measure this? As the wave of IT modernization in state and local government takes hold, it is critical for grant professionals to have a framework to answer this question. Without a clear framework government agencies run the risk of making poor investments in technology and automating an immature grants process... more
We are passing along an important reminder about the Assistance to Firefighter's Grant (AFG) and the updated registration process through the General Services Administration (GSA) and its System for Award Management (SAM), the place where all grant applicants must be registered to apply for and receive federal funding.
City plans to accept grant for Watertown Fire Department WatertownDailyTimes.comCity Manager Wants Lawmakers To Accept Firefighter Grant WWNY TV 7Full coverage
Federal grant will help Converse hire more firefighters mySanAntonio.comFull coverage
New York Labor Department Gets $8M Federal Training Grant U.S. News & World ReportFull coverage
Federal Grant to Expand Mental Health Supports in Delaware Schools WBOC TV 16Full coverage
Louisiana receives $24 million in federal grant dollars to combat opioid overdose epidemic Weekly CitizenFull coverage
Scappoose Industrial Airpark gets federal grant money Pamplin Media GroupFull coverage
City of Delphos to receive $40000 federal grant for fire department Your News NowFull coverage
Penn Medicine researchers receive $18 million federal grant to study tobacco The Daily PennsylvanianFull coverage
CHCB gets federal grant to expand recovery services Vermont BizFull coverage
Nelson County center getting federal grant to fight opioid crisis CBS19 NewsCare center receiving federal funding to combat opioid addiction Bluefield Daily TelegraphFull coverage
ADOA GFR Quarterly Working Group August 22, 2018
ADOA GFR Quarterly Working Group August 22, 2018 Presentation slides
ADOA GFR Quarterly Working Group April 18, 2018: GFR_QuarterlyMtg_041818
ADOA GFR Quarterly Working Group January 17, 2018: GFR_QuarterlyMtg_011718.mp4
Below are links to archived copies of the GFR News Bulletin