The New Federal Grants Guidance: A Historic Shift

Thursday, February 27, 2014

On December 26, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget issued final guidance on federal grants. 78 Fed. Reg. 78,590. The new guidance – a sweeping consolidation of decades of OMB circulars, guidance, and the "common rule" on grants management – will have a profound impact on how grants are administered. Federal agencies, state and local governments, non-profit organizations and for-profit grantees will all be touched by the new guidance, which will affect both grantmaking and the procurements that occur under those grants. This colloquium addressed the history and purpose of the new grants guidance, key elements of the new guidance, how the new guidance will change grants administration, and the guidance's impact on procurement, anti-corruption and international trade practices.


Videos and Presentations

COFAR Training Intro

COFAR Training Administrative Requirements
Video | Slides

COFAR Training Cost Principles
Video | Slides

COFAR Training Audit Requirements
Video | Slides

"Reducing Red Tape to Improve Outcomes" Slideshow


Panelists and Moderators

Joseph Ellis | Bio
Policy Analyst, Office of Management and Budget

Gilbert Tran | Bio
Policy Analyst, Office of Management and Budget

Edward T. Waters | Bio
Managing Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School

Daniel I. Gordon | Bio
Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law Studies, The George Washington University Law School

Steven L. Schooner | Bio
Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law and Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program, The George Washington University Law School

Christopher R. Yukins | Bio
Lynn David Research Professor in Government Procurement Law and Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program, The George Washington University Law School


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