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Author: Stanley J. Czerwinski
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: grants, attention, weaknesses, gov, management, systematic
Number of Pages: 47
Published: 2009-12
ISBN-10: 1437919251
ISBN-13: 9781437919257

The Office of Mgmt. and Budget has developedż Grants.govż as the central grant identification and application portal for fed. grant programs. Grants.gov officials have acknowledged noticeably degraded system performance, and grantees have reported difficulties submitting applications that have in some cases led to late or incomplete submissions and lost opportunities for both grantees and populations served. This report examines: (1) the benefits of Grants.gov and applicant experiences with submitting applications; (2) the governance structure of Grants.gov; and (3) the range of agency polic
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Author: Stanley J. Czerwinski (au)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: persistent, governance, funding, challenges, address, needed, gov, additional, action, grants
Number of Pages: 48
Published: 2011-09
ISBN-10: 1437987206
ISBN-13: 9781437987201

Grants.gov was named as the central grant identification and application portal for federal grant programs in 2003. The Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) is its managing partner. As a result of funding and governance challenges -- such as untimely contributions, a lack of performance metrics, unclear lines of authority, and confusion over roles and responsibilities among Grants.gov's governance bodies -- that have adversely affected operations, this report examines: (1) key factors HHS should consider when proposing a funding model for Grants.gov; and (2) how the Grants.gov governance b
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Author: William O. Jenkins
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: fire, grants, improve, process, actions, grant, awarding, fema, requirements, additional
Number of Pages: 94
Published: 2010-03
ISBN-10: 1437924972
ISBN-13: 9781437924978

The Fed. Emerg. Mgmt. Agency (FEMA), awards grants to fire depts. and other org. for equipment, staffing, and other needs. As of July 2009, FEMA had received 25,000 and 22,000 applications for its FY '07 and '08 fire grant programs, respectively, and had awarded more than 5,000 grants in both years. This is a review of the application and award process for these grants, and addresses the: (1) extent to which FEMA has met statutory and program requirements for distributing the grant funds; (2) actions FEMA has taken to provide assistance to grant applicants and involve the fire service communit
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Author: Mathew J. Scire
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: adaptation, grants, residence, temporary, affairs, implementation, veterans
Number of Pages: 11
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437918093
ISBN-13: 9781437918090

As of May 2009, approx. 34,000 service members had been wounded in action as part of Oper. Enduring Freedom or Oper. Iraqi Freedom. Congress has enacted several laws to improve the benefits available to veterans and service members, including the Veterans' Housing Opportunity and Benefits Improvement Act. This act authorized the VA to expand its previously existing adaptive housing assistance grants to include eligible individuals temporarily living in a home owned by a family member, known as Temporary Residence Adaptation (TRA) grants. This interim report describes the number and characteris
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Author: Laurie E. Ekstrand
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: grants, declines, crime, contributor, 1990s, modest, policing, cops, community
Number of Pages: 122
Published: 2006-03
ISBN-10: 142230454X
ISBN-13: 9781422304549

Between 1994 & 2001, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Serv. (COPS) provided more than $7 billion in grants to state & local communities to hire police officers & promote community policing as an effective strategy to prevent crime. Studies of the impact of the grants on crime have been inconclusive. This report analyzed survey data on policing practices that were reportedly implemented & reviewed studies of policing practices. This report assessed: how COPS oblig. were dist. & how much was spent; the extent to which COPS expend. contributed to increases in the number of police officer
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Author: United States, Committee on the Judiciary, Governm
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: grants, chairman, report, committee, house, representatives, 1990s, judiciary, crime, cops, policing, modest, contributor, declines, community
Number of Pages: 124
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 1428932437
ISBN-13: 9781428932432
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Author: Jeanette M. Franzel (au)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: processes, congressional, testimony, accountability, oversight, grants, improvements, needed, federal
Number of Pages: 26
Published: 2011-10-01
ISBN-10: 1437988180
ISBN-13: 9781437988185

While FG funding has been increasing, long-standing concerns remain about the fed. government's grants mgmt. and the lack of effective oversight tools to reasonably assure that FG are used for their intended purposes and that risks of fraud, waste, and abuse are minimized. The Admin. recognizes these concerns; it included improving grants mgmt. as a part of its initiative to eliminate waste in the U.S. gov't. and has various efforts underway to improve grants oversight. This testimony addresses the: (1) significance of FG funding; (2) risks and vulnerabilities in key controls in the FG life cy
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