Update #3 on OMB Consolidation of the Grant Management Circulars

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Dear Colleagues,

What is the status of CNCS implementation of the consolidated grant management circulars?

CNCS has created a cross-program team that includes representatives from AmeriCorps, Office of Field Liaison, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, General Counsel, the Office of Grants Management, and the Federal Financial Management Center to plan implementation. This team is working through the new guidance, focusing on pre-award; subaward; oversight, monitoring, and audits; and performance management.

This group will then provide its analyses and conclusions to implementation teams focusing on Notices of Federal Funding, Grant Terms & Conditions, and Training and Communications. You can find the final rule that includes the consolidated grants management circulars here.

When do the new provisions take effect?

The new provisions apply to all CNCS grants awarded on or after December 26, 2014. We will be providing additional guidance on how to start implementing key provisions following submission of our regulatory changes to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and revision of our current policies and procedures.

Is training available on the revised Circular?

On January 27, 2014 , the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) provided webcast training on the major updates to the consolidated grant management circulars. Presenters provided the public with a comprehensive overview of the guidance, insight into the COFAR’s deliberative process during the preceding two year development process, and addressed frequently asked questions. 

If you wish to receive notices on future training events, please fill out this form.  You will receive webinar information as it becomes available. 

In Service,

Office of Grants Management
Corporation for National and Community Service