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Drive a Stake Through Single Audit Fears

 

Your palms grow clammy and you become conscious of your own heartbeat. Your knees can no longer be trusted!  Don't blame Halloween ghosts and goblins for causing those jitters. It is the thought of a Single Audit that has your stomach in knots. (Is it really a coincidence that its predecessor was known as OMB A-133?)

Demystifying Indirect Costs

Indirect costs can be confusing if you are not a seasoned grant expert, finance professional or CPA. Let's be honest. Even among this well-trained group, indirect costs can be a mystery. But the truth is that indirect costs are a necessary and important part of administering your grant-funded project or program. Getting this component wrong can adversely impact your organization. We've compiled a number of resources in this post to help you make sense of indirect costs, including training videos from experts.

OMB Update: DATA Act, Uniform Guidance & Single Audit

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.

OMB Uniform Guidance Training and ICMA Kansas City 2016

Uniform Guidance Training 2016: Promising Practices

OMB Uniform Guidance Training That Grows on Trees

A change of pace and a bit of levity for the first Monday in August.  Step into a cool, shady place and read about what happens when fairytales, forests and funding intersect...

Red Riding Hood the Third dusted off a picture of Little Red Riding Hood the First and thought of how much things had changed since her grandmother’s day. Wolves no longer lured little girls to their doom! In fact, contemporary Ms. Riding Hood just accepted a new job as a state fish and game official in charge of wolf conservation. But she had one major problem! She was unfamiliar with where or how to apply for funding for the programs she wanted to implement.

Uniform Guidance Q&A: "What's Next?"

Here comes the final clip of our ten-part OMB Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) training, which is now in full effect for federal grantees. In this article, OMB Senior Policy Analyst Victoria Collin conducts a Q&A on the training and provides a glimpse of what the guidance means years from now. Check out our final clip and leave a comment on future trainings you would like to see. If you haven't done so already, you can view all the training clips at the button below.

Audit Requirements of the Uniform Guidance

Here's the punultimate installment of the several eCivis-hosted OMB training videos on the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200; previously known as the "super circular"), which is now in full effect for federal grantees. Part 9 of 10 from this OMB video series focuses on the audit portion of the final guidance, which strengthens oversight and scrutinizes where there is the greatest risk of waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars. It improves transparency and accountability by making Single Audit reports available to the public online, and encourages federal agencies to take a more cooperative approach to audit resolution in order to more conclusively resolve underlying weaknesses in internal controls.

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