Heads Up! Changes Coming for your 2014 Grants Requirements

On December 26, 2013, the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a new grants reform guidance measure. This measure merged eight previously separate OMB grant circulars into one "super-circular" intended to reduce administrative burden and risk of fraud, waste and abuse among recipients of federal grant funds.

It will be important for Boys & Girls Clubs to monitor these new measures as all federal agencies, including OJP, must design regulations and adopt the reforms by the close of this year. For more information, click here.

Grant Management Circulars – Which Circular Do I Follow?

  • The full text of the OMB Uniformow to Guidance can be viewed at:
  • On Friday December 20, 2013, the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) and members of the grants community held a roundtable discussion on the Uniform Guidance: Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. OMB offered additional training on the Uniform Grant Guidance on Monday, January 27, 2014. The following link will take you to the recorded webcasts and information on additional resources on the new OMB Uniform Guidance:
  • You are encouraged to submit technical questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .