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Department of Education

Federal Reviewer Database

Create a government-wide database of reviewers that have been cleared by internal clearance process and the reviews the reviewers have participated in. Countless hours are spent reviewing and submitting reviewer resumes that have already been approved in previous reviews. It will also be beneficial to have the ability to send review solicitations to this reviewer listserv or to those on the list with certain previous... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Arbitration needs to comply with programmatic guidance...

When awarding Arbitration decisions ensure the arbitration Arbitors use the programmatic guidance and regulations for that Agency that is awarding the grants, such as FEMA when making determinations. Otherwise, they are not following the letter or intent of the law and when the OIG auditor's prepare their audit the grantee's or sub-grantees will be out of compliance with DHS guidelines and will have to pay funding back.... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Cap Indirect Costs for Grants

Limit indirect costs on grants, co-operative agreements and contracts. Nearly a third of the NIH budget every year is spent on facilities and administrative costs which do not directly contribute to improving the health of the nation.

Capping these costs, requiring cost sharing for some mechanisms, or at least having a standard F&A rate across federal agencies would save hundreds of millions of dollars every year.

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National Endowment for the Humanities

Require Across the Board Use of the Online Grant Administration System

Require National Council members and senior staff to read applications online rather than "flagging" applications that have to printed and mailed in multiple copies.Four times per year thousands of unnecessary pages are printed out for this purpose. There is a wonderful online review application system already in place that is not being fully utilized. The peer review panelists are required to read and evaluate the applications... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Hold Grantees Accountable for their Budgets

More often than not, grantees are simply manipulating their budgets. In other words, they tend to "disguise" an unfavorable variance, so that their budget reports correspond with their forecasts. As a consequence, grantees are not held accountable for poor forecasting techniques; which, ultimately costs the federal government millions of dollars in wasteful spending annually.

That said; I propose that we do a better... more »

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Department of Commerce

Share Results & Products of Federal Grants

Billions of dollars go to grants, and many are for digital products which few people get to see or use.

Please link products and progress reports to grants.gov so that the public can search, share and use the results - be they reports, data, imagery, whatever. This applies to all Federal grants and/or cooperative agreements.

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