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NGMA AGT 2023: A Year of Firsts

  • 2023 was a year of growth and new beginnings for the National Grants Management Association (NGMA) Annual Grants Training (AGT), which took place April 10-13, 2023 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. The AGT, which had in recent years been held in Arlington, VA, moved to Washington, DC, and boasted a record number of attendees and vendors. Over 1,200 grants professionals attended sessions and flowed through the exhibit hall to visit 35 exhibit booths.

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Two Days of Discovery: AGA NLT 2023

  • AGA kicked off the year with another stellar conference, hosting the 2023 National Leadership Training at the Ronald Reagan Building International Trade Center in Washington, DC. The event took place February 22-23, 2023 with plenary and breakout sessions, and both an in-person and virtual exhibit hall. With over 600 in-person attendees and 500 online, #NLT23 was alive with networking opportunities and of course the opportunity for up to 14 CPEs.

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Off to the Races: GPA Annual Conference ’22

  • As usual, Management Concepts had a blast reconnecting with all our Grant Professional Association (GPA) friends at the Annual Conference which took place November 2-5, 2022, in in Louisville, Kentucky. Over 1,100 grants professionals convened in person and online to learn, connect, and have some fun.

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Tips for Detecting and Preventing Federal Grant Fraud

  • In early 2022, a massive federal grant fraud scheme was uncovered in Minneapolis. To ensure children did not go hungry during the pandemic, the federal government provided millions of dollars in funding to organizations that promised to feed thousands of children a day. Instead of providing these critically needed meals, organizations and individuals were revealed to have used the money for personal gain, taking advantage of lax supervision and loopholes in the grant process.

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GPA Annual Conference 2021: Going Places

  • The Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Annual Conference is always an event to be remembered, and this year’s was no exception. The 2021 GPA Annual Conference ran from November 3–6, 2021, and straddled multiple time zones – both on the ground in Seattle, Washington, and online through a virtual platform.

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What’s New in Grants?

  • Happy Belated Fiscal New Year!
    Fiscal Year 2021 has ended, and Fiscal Year 2022 is in full swing.  Let’s take a look at what’s been happening that impacts the grants community:

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What Does Flexibility Mean for Grants Management?

  • The word “flexibilities” appears 12 times in Promoting Public Trust in the Federal Government through Effective Implementation of the American Rescue Plan Act and Stewardship of the Taxpayer Resources (M-21-20). Agencies are instructed to apply these flexibilities when appropriate and innovate with them, but what does that actually mean?

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Grant Stewardship and Implementation within the American Rescue Plan

  • The American Rescue Plan of 2021 (ARP) was signed into law on March 11, 2021. The $1.9 trillion stimulus is perhaps best known for the $1,400 stimulus checks which are already being distributed. In addition to providing immediate relief to workers, the ARP has ambitious policy goals, including safely re-opening schools, supporting the national vaccination program, reducing child poverty, and containing COVID-19.

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