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									Grants Policy Committee
 Stakeholders’ Webcast
    October 30, 2007

                   Tom Cooley
                   GPC Chair
                    Agenda

• Good Morning, Welcome, Thank You HUD

• Overview of P.L. 106-107, the Federal Grants
  Streamlining Initiative, and the GPC

• Overview of Draft GPC Strategic Plan
• Overview of Potential GPC Products &
  Activities
• Questions & Answers by Work Group
  Representatives
                Panelists

• Pre-Award Work Group: Mark Herbst, DOD
• Post-Award Work Group: Michael Nelson,
  DOC/NOAA
• Training & Certification Work Group: Cynthia
  Polit, DHS
• Mandatory Work Group: Sheldon Edner, DOT
• Audit Work Group: Nancy McGinness,
 HHS/HRSA
           What is the Grants Policy
                 Committee?
• The GPC is a committee of the U.S. Chief Financial
  Officers (CFO) Council.
• The GPC is charged with improving the management
  of Federal financial assistance government-wide.
• The Committee recommends financial assistance
  policies and practices to OMB and coordinates
  related interagency activities.
• The GPC serves the public interest in collaboration
  with other Federal-wide grants initiatives.
      P.L. 106-107 & the Federal Grants
             Streamlining Initiative
•   P.L. 106-107 (The Federal Financial
    Assistance Management Improvement Act) –
    A 1999 law requiring OMB to ensure that grant
    making Federal agencies streamline processes,
    develop common systems, and consult with
    grantees
•   Federal Grants Streamlining Initiative (FGSI) –
    Initiative undertaken in response to P.L. 106-107
•   Sunset – P.L. 106-107 is scheduled to sunset
    11/2007
Draft Strategic Plan - Overview

            • Vision & Mission

            • Twin Strategic Goals
               – Streamlining
               – Stewardship

            • Objectives
Draft Strategic Plan
      (Please refer to the draft plan as
      posted at:
      http://www.grants.gov/aboutgrants/grants_
      news.jsp)

      • Introduction
      • Purpose of the Plan
      • Roles & Responsibilities
          – GEB

          – FFATA Grants
             Community
Draft Strategic Plan

      • Roles & Responsibilities
        Continued…
         – GPC within the Federal
           grants management
           landscape

      • Mission – To increase the
        effectiveness of Federal
        financial assistance…
      • Vision – Simplified
        process
      • Twin Goals
Draft Strategic Plan

      • Objectives under each
        goal
      • Strategies, Products, &
        Activities – Should be
        planned to achieve specific
        objectives
      • Potential Products List
      • Workplan – Winter 2008
GPC Potential Products List
          List complements Strategic Plan
          (product list posted at:
          http://www.grants.gov/aboutgrants/grants_
          news.jsp)
          • Pre-Award:
              – Establish government-wide standard
                award format/content, including
                terms and conditions
              – Develop other pre-award portions of
                2 CFR
              – Replace common rules to
                simplify/reduce volume of
                government-wide regulations
              – Update standard announcement
                format
GPC Potential Products List

          • Post-Award:
            – Standardize/streamline
              payments processes
            – Standardize post-award
              reporting formats
            – Assist OMB in enhancing
              guidance on agency
              responsibilities on post award
              matters
            – Establish uniform/streamlined
              process for development,
              review & approval
            – Indirect cost handbook
GPC Potential Products List

          • Training & Certification
            Workgroup to develop:
             – Government-wide grants
               management series
             – Training curriculum
             – Standard competencies
             – Certification program
             – Federal assistance career
               management database

          • Mandatory: Publish
            policy on use of mandatory grants

          • Audit: Develop 2 CFR
            subchapter F
                        Conclusion

• Review:
  – Strategic Plan: Mission, Vision, Twin Goals with
    Objectives under each
  – Potential Products/Activities List
• Key points to remember:
  – Communication & Outreach
   – We are seeking your input
   – Timeline: Winter 2008 finalize the GPC strategic
     plan; draft work plan to be finalized by Spring
     2008;GPC branding in a post P.L. 106-107 era
   – Next Webcast March/April 2008

								
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