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Office of Grants and Financial Management Issued Correspondence

The Office of Grants and Financial Management will occasionally issue correspondence to applicants, grantees, and/or the general public to, for example, inform them about a matter such as a Federal Register publication or to clarify an issue. Such correspondence is not used as a means for establishing policy as that is the function of the NIFA Grants Policy and Procedures Bulletins (GPP Bulletins) but rather for informative and/or clarification purposes.

Date Subject
3/26/2013

Extension of Comment Period for Reform of Federal Policies Relating to Grants and Cooperative Agreements; Cost Principles and Administrative Requirements (Including Single Audit Act) 
Attachment: March 21, 2013 Federal Register Notice
Attachment: February 1, 2013 Federal Register Notice                  

2/23/2013

Reform of Federal Policies Relating to Grants and Cooperative Agreements; Cost Principles and Administrative Requirements (Including Single Audit Act)
Attachment: February 1, 2013 Federal Register Notice                  

07/09/2012         Sections 738 and 739 of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
05/07/2012         System for Award Management 
09/08/2011         Federal Register Notice Regarding the Protection of Human Subjects   Attachment:  September 1, 2011 Federal Register Notice
12/23/2010         Modification of Award Terms and Conditions 
08/19/2010         Awards with NIFA Agency-specific Research Terms and Conditions dated July 2010 
03/29/2012

Federal Register Notice of Proposed Guidance on Reform of Federal Policies Relating to Grants and Cooperative Agreements; cost principles and administrative requirements (including Single Audit Act)

Attachments: March 26, 2012 Federal Register Notice
                    February 28, 2012 Federal Register Notice

09/20/2010

Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act: Federal Register Notice and Town Hall Meeting for Federal Grant Recipients on New Transparency Act Reporting Requirements

Attachments: Federal Register notice of Tuesday, September 14, 2010;
Details of Thursday, September 23, 2010 Town Hall Meeting;
FFATA PowerPoint Presentation;
FFATA General Questions and Answers;
FFATA Data Element Spreadsheet

08/19/2010 Awards with NIFA Agency-specific Research Terms and Conditions dated July 2010
06/29/2010 A modification to the terms and conditions for active non-formula awards.  The modification is the elimination of the requirement to submit an annual “Funding and Staff Support” (Form AD-419).
11/23/2009

The establishment of a monthly cut-off date for Payment Management System (PMS) award disbursements.  The cut-off is the 26th of each month, therefore, payment requests must be submitted by the 25th of the month in order to receive a payment that month.

Attachment: October 7, 2009 correspondence regarding the method of payment for awards
10/07/2009 Announcement that CSREES is transitioning from PMS to the Automated Standard Applications for Payment System (ASAP) as the award method of payment including how the transition would be handled in FY 2010.
09/09/2009

A final and two interim rules were published in the Federal Register on September 9, 2009.  The final rule (7 CFR 3430) is the Competitive and Non-competitive Non-formula Federal Assistance Programs – General Award Administrative Provisions and Program-specific Administrative Provisions for the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI).  The two interim rule contains specific administrative provisions; one is for the Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program (BFRDP) and the other is for New Era Rural Technology Program.

Attachments:  7 CFR 3430 and SCRI; BFRDP; New Era
09/25/2008 

Two Federal Register notices of interest were published Thursday, September 25, 2008 announcing two meetings. A meeting Oct 12 (73 FR 54988) is to request public and stakeholder input for Hispanic-serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities. A meeting Oct 27 (73 FR 54987) is to request public and stakeholder input for Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.

08/13/2008 

Federal Register notice of interest was published Wednesday, August 13, 2008 (73 FR 47246) making available for comment a single Federal Financial Report (FFR). Agencies are to require recipients use the FFR no later than October 1, 2009.

08/06/2008

Interim rule was published in the Federal Register on Friday, August 1, 2008 (73 FR 44897) which includes a set of administrative requirements for all competitive and noncompetitive non-formula grant programs (except the Small Business Innovation Research Grants Program) followed by a section for program-specific rules including those for the Specialty Research Crop Initiative. The interim rule also is available for comment.

08/06/2008

Federal Register notice of interest was published Monday, August 4, 2008 (73 FR 45205) making available for comment a request for revision of the currently approved information collection for the NIFA application review process.

08/06/2008

Federal Register of interest was published Wednesday, July 16, 2008 (73 FR 40830) making available for comment a request for revision of the currently approved information collection for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.

07/09/2008 Federal Register notice of interest was published on Monday, July 7, 2008 (73 FR 38458) regarding an information collection to meet the requirements of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006
06/19/2008 Application of Indirect Costs for FY 2008 Awards After the Passage of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
06/17/2008 Federal Register notice of interest was published on Friday, June 6, 2008 (73 FR 32417) regarding requirements necessary for the implementation of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006
06/03/2008

NIFA Implementation Plans of Research Terms and Conditions and Related Agency-Specific Terms and Conditions.

Note: The web address noted in the correspondence has been changed. The correct address is http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/rtc/index.jsp.

03/07/2008 

A Federal Register notice of interest was published on Thursday, February 28, 2008 (73 FR 10779) by the Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services. The Notice makes available for comment a proposed information collection for the revision of the SF-424 Research & Related Form (R&R).

02/20/2008 Grants.gov Transition to Adobe Reader (Revised)
01/31/2008 Grants.gov Transition to Adobe Reader
01/30/2008 Federal Register notice of interest was published on Friday, January 25, 2008 (73 FR 4563) regarding Research Terms and Conditions
12/18/2007

Federal Register notice of interest was published Friday, December 7, 2007 (72 FR 69236) making available for comment a single Federal Financial Report (FFR).

 

 

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