New GPA Strategy Paper Released
Check out the newest GPA Strategy Paper released on February 20, 2018. The title is: Executive Orders Under the Trump Administration: Emerging Trends and Recommendations for Grant Professionals. The author is Katherine Moose Hunt, MPA. This is volume 5, issue 1 of the GPA Strategy Papers. Click here to read.
On Monday, January 29, the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act (HR 4887) was introduced by Reps. Virginia Foxx (NC-5) and Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) (press release). This legislation aims to streamline federal grant reporting using open data to replace outdated documents thus reducing compliance costs and increasing transparency from federal grantmaking agencies. GPA had the opportunity to provide feedback on the legislation through our participation in meetings with the DATA Coalition. GPA sent a letter from GPA President Jo Miller, GPC to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding the legislation. GPA and the new Governmental Advocacy Committee will be monitoring the progress of this bill and will keep GPA members updated on the progress of the bill.
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Last month I shared some insights on the first priority of the new GPA Strategic Plan. This month I am continuing the journey with the second priority area: education and professional development.
Finding a potential grant opportunity can be exciting, and the first step for many grant professionals is to schedule a go/no-go meeting to decide whether to pursue it. These meetings have only one purpose: to decide whether to apply.
With the pending federal budget reductions and sequestration, I am reminded of a prior fiscal crisis and the difficulties it created, particularly for continuation awards.