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OMB Update: DATA Act, Uniform Guidance & Single Audit

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On August 10, The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) submitted its Report to Congress on the Data Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA ACT) Pilot Program. OMB also released a new Uniform Guidance FAQ and the 2017 Single Audit Compliance Supplement now published in the Federal Register. Find all the links and free training in this post.

  • Read the report here.
  • A new Frequently Asked Questions document for OMB’s Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) is available on the Chief Financial Officer Council’s grants page.  This document was developed in partnership with the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) as one of its final deliverables.  The CFOC will continue to make grants management resources available at cfo.gov/grants.
  • The 2017 Single Audit Compliance Supplement was published in the Federal Register on August 14, available here.

Free training videos on the Uniform Guidance and Indirect Cost Management from OMB, HHS and DOI can be viewed below.

What Is New Under The Uniform Guidance (33:10)


Uniform Guidance Simplified (8:00)


Indirect Cost Training (43:12) 

Need more help? Here is a full training with experts from HHS, DOI and CostTree. Learn about negotiating your indirect cost rate, cost proposals and rate agreements, and the different types of indirect cost rates.

For more training videos, go to the Uniform Guidance tab at the top of this page, or see how grants are helping serve those in need.