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Grant compliance is complex but critical to the continuation of this vital revenue stream. These resources can help your organization navigate the compliance requirements.

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Resources to Ease the Burden of Grant Compliance

The Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Guidance (UG, formerly referred to as Omni Circular, Super Circular, and Uniform Grant Guidance) entails more than 100 pages of updates to the process of applying for, managing, and auditing federal grants and cooperative agreements. It applies to new awards, and additional funding (or funding increments) to existing awards made after December 26, 2014.

Nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities, and state and local government agencies are among those impacted by these complex new rules. CLA has a wide variety of resources and services to help those who must understand and implement UG.

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Use DOE’s Top 10 Findings to Prepare Your School for the Next Audit

This list of common review issues also includes recommendations for fixing them. There’s good advice here for higher education institutions; take it!

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Achieve Compliance with Proper Grant Management

Your federal, state, or privately sourced grants can come with a lot of strings. Follow these tips to help you maintain compliance and keep your grants on track.

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How to Monitor Subrecipients of Higher Education Grants

Colleges and universities that pass federal grant funds through to research partners are subject to increased scrutiny under the OMB’s Uniform Guidance.

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How Uniform Guidance Will Impact Your Single Audit

Some single audits may straddle the line between the old guidance and the new Uniform Guidance, leading auditors to update testing procedures and audit methodologies.

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Preparing for a DOE Onsite Review of Your Federal Student Aid Program

Whether it’s already scheduled or not, a program review is very likely in your institution’s future. Don’t panic; prepare. Here’s how to get ready.

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Closing Out the Perkins Loan Program at Colleges and Universities

The 50-year-old student loan program is dead. Unless it’s resurrected, your school must purchase or assign each loan and conclude with an independent audit before you shutter it for good.

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CLA's Uniform Guidance Workbook Helps with Subrecipient Risk Asessment

Nonfederal pass-through entities can download a workbook designed to help fulfill the Uniform Guidance requirements in an efficient manner.

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Uniform Guidance Brings New Rules for International Entities

Our white paper outlines how foreign and domestic entities receiving U.S. funding can comply with the new Uniform Guidance.

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Uniform Guidance for Nonprofits: Personal Services and Fringe Benefits

Our white paper outlines how organizations can comply with the new Uniform Guidance in the areas of compensation for personal services and fringe benefits.

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Uniform Guidance for Higher Education: Personal Services and Fringe Benefits

Our white paper outlines how institutions can comply with the new Uniform Guidance in the areas of compensation for personal services and fringe benefits.

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Uniform Guidance for Government Entities: Personal Services and Fringe Benefits

Our white paper outlines how government entities can comply with the new Uniform Guidance in the areas of compensation for personal services and fringe benefits.

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CLA's Uniform Guidance Checklist Streamlines Implementation

Download CLA’s Uniform Guidance implementation checklist to help your organization set deadlines and track progress toward implementation of the new OMB rules.

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OMB "Omni Circular" Aims to Streamline Federal Grant-Making Process

OMB’s “Super Circular” significantly changes how government agencies, nonprofits, and higher education institutions apply for and receive federal grants.

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OMB’s Compliance Supplement Can Make Your Single Audit Easier

Here are five steps to help recipients of federal grants follow the Uniform Guidance and use the OMB Compliance Supplement to most effectively prepare for the single audit.

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The Hidden Costs of Grant Noncompliance for Governments

The more subtle costs of noncompliance include loss of credibility, diminished grant opportunities, and the time it takes to restore confidence in your organization.

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Improving Your Federal Grant Compliance Program for Nonprofits

Federal grant agreements can be long and complex. Without a robust understanding of Uniform Guidance requirements for your organization and grant, navigating through the governing regulations can be overwhelming. This webinar discussed implementation challenges for nonprofits, specifically social services organizations, and how they can ensure their grant compliance program addresses policies, personnel, internal controls, and other important issues.

CCUSA Uniform Guidance

Jackie Eckman, principal for the public sector, presented on Uniform Guidance at the Catholic Charities Finance, Risk, and Compliance Institute in Omaha, Nebraska.

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The Ins and Out of Uniform Guidance for Governments

This webinar, presented by Rebecca Field, manager for nonprofits, and Andrew Laflin, principal for state and local government, gave participants a brief refresh on changes to the administrative requirements and cost principles that come with OMB’s Uniform Guidance relating to state and local government entities.

Uniform Guidance and Your Higher Ed Institution

This webinar, presented by Rebecca Field, manager for nonprofits, gave participants a brief refresh on changes to the administrative requirements and cost principles that come with OMB’s Uniform Guidance relating to higher education institutions.

Impact of the OMB Omni Circular (Uniform Guidance)

This webinar video, presented by Rebecca Field, manager for nonprofits, and Chris Stanz, principal for the public sector, gave a high level overview of the impact of the Uniform Guidance.