(Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on the SmartBrief's Blog here). The National Association of County Administrators held its latest Idea Exchange session during last month’s 104th ICMA Annual Conference in Baltimore, Md. This exchange covers critical issues in county government, including perspectives and successful initiatives across the 3,000+ counties in the U.S.
Don't miss your chance to attend this free INFRA grant webinar! eCivis has partnered with The Ferguson Group (TFG) to offer a comprehensive webinar on the INFRA grant program offered by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Tuesday, November 8th at 10AM PST.
Position your organization to win competitive grants that impact lives! Join colleagues from across nation on Monday, October 29, 2018 in Hyattsville, Maryland to explore today's most important grants issues at the nation's preeminent state grants conference. With all the recent changes, this is a perfect opportunity to hear from the nation's top grant experts.
(Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on the SmartBrief's Blog here). The Denver Public Library system is a shining example of how government agencies can better serve their public in creative ways while winning grant funding, as attendees learned at the 104th ICMA Annual Conference.
(Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on the SmartBrief's Blog here). The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) made sure at the recent 104th ICMA Annual Conference to demonstrate federal efforts to be more transparent, helpful and effective in the information available to states and local governments, as well as in the grant policies it sets.
Complexity is the enemy of innovation. Think about some of the disruptive innovations of the last decade. Smart phones, streaming video and ride sharing. These innovations transformed and simplified the way we communicate, consume media and get places. In a world where you are being asked to do more with less, speed and simplicity is how you accomplish that goal.
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.