OMB Uniform Guidance - Key Impacts on CNCS Grantees - Internal Controls

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                        OMB Uniform Guidance

Key Impacts on CNCS Grantees

2 – Internal Controls

Dear Colleagues,

This is the second in a series of messages concerning the Uniform Guidance, and what it means to CNCS grantees. The regulation section number identifies where in the Uniform Guidance the rule being discussed can be found.

§200.303  Internal Controls

This rule requires grantees to establish and maintain effective internal controls to ensure they comply with applicable federal statutes, regulations, and the terms and conditions of the award. This includes taking reasonable measures to safeguard personally identifiable information and other sensitive information. 

Why is this important?

Implementing adequate internal controls is important because it helps grantees track their obligations and related expenditures.  Internal controls ensure that transactions are executed in compliance with the law and that prompt action is taken to resolve any noncompliance.  Internal controls also help to ensure that funds and assets are not used for unauthorized purposes and are safeguarded against loss. 

What You Should Do:

Review the requirements outlined in §200.303, as well as, the additional guidance noted below and ensure that appropriate internal controls are in place.

If you have concerns or questions regarding appropriate internal controls, please send them to  Your feedback and questions will guide us to develop additional information and assistance.

In Service,

Dana Bourne
Corporation for National and Community Service Grant Offices
Washington, DC and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania