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  • The Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Capital Investment Grant (CIG) Program provides discretionary funds to state and local government agencies for significant transit projects (light, heavy and commuter rail, streetcar, bus, ferry and rapid). To help you win and manage a capital investment grant, follow along for best practices.

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  • Grant management is continually evolving. And with changes to federal reporting requirements and data transparency standards, the need for scalable solutions amplifies. Grant software is one way to streamline grant management and automate reporting for easier compliance. Yet, many organizations still use legacy, in-house solutions, such as spreadsheets and email, to manage grants. In ...

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  • No two organizations have the same grant management needs. Yet, every grants team can benefit from storing data in a centralized, digital hub for enhanced communication and efficiency. Just ask the County of Kauaʻi, Hawaii. In an effort to join the paperless movement sweeping the nation, the county needed a grant management solution to alleviate common challenges associated with its ...

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  • Did you know that organizations spend 720 hours annually on grant administration? From maintaining ad-hoc systems to updating spreadsheets, imagine the time you could put toward revenue-generating tasks if you were to automate processes. With grant management software, you can automate competitive award management, grant research, reminders and post-award report generation. Learn mor...

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  • Your grant portfolio’s health constantly evolves over the lifecycle of your awards, requiring continual progress and performance monitoring. However, this can be time-consuming for executives and grant managers. We believe that there is a better way to keep tabs on your grants—that’s why we’re launching two new product updates to help you stay current on awards in a fraction of the tim...

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  • Throughout a grant’s lifecycle, both grantors and grantees must monitor, analyze and track expense and performance data at regularly scheduled intervals to ensure goals are met and budgets aren’t exceeded. In closing out a tracking period, grantees typically must also request payment from the grantor for activities performed and expenses accrued.

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  • The grant management lifecycle is made up of multiple, interconnected stages that require diligent data monitoring, tracking and analysis. If managed manually or with disparate systems, bottlenecks are bound to ensue. These may include, but aren’t limited to: missing or disorganized data, lengthy approval processes, siloed information and content gatekeepers. To remove bottlenecks, n...

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  • Introduced as H.R. 1530, the Financial Transparency Act of 2017 requires financial regulatory agencies to standardize securities, commodities and banking law information. Similar to how the DATA Act refashioned the way federal spending was collected and reported, the Financial Transparency Act standardizes disconnected financial regulatory reporting documents into machine-readable for...

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  • A solid grant management system is the key to ensuring your organization is strategic and streamlined throughout the entire grant lifecycle. But, finding the perfect system that fulfills all your needs can be tricky. Without a detailed and well-researched request for proposal (RFP), you risk purchasing a system that doesn’t meet your needs.

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  • Finding a grant management solution that addresses all of your organization’s needs is essential to ensure: Compliance with external and internal processes. Elimination of duplicative efforts. Project timeliness. Reporting accuracy. Successful product adoption. But, which type of solution is the best fit for you?

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  • Throughout a grant’s lifecycle, both grantors and grantees must monitor, analyze and track expense and performance data at regularly scheduled intervals to ensure goals are met and budgets aren’t exceeded. In closing out a tracking period, grantees typically must also request payment from the grantor for activities performed and expenses accrued.

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  • According to the recent Market Guide for U.S. State and Local Grant Management Solutions report issued by Gartner, “the SaaS model for grant management will become the prevalent approach for grant administration in the coming years.” This includes both standalone grant solutions, and customized enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business process management (BPM) systems.

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  • As of May 9, 2017, data collection for the Section 5 grantee pilot program of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) is complete. During the two-year program, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) introduced six test models to evaluate the effects of data standardization on grantees and sub-recipients. HHS wanted to uncover if standardizing the data fie...

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  • Over the past year, the DATA Act has become even more of a priority for grant-funded organizations, shifting the way awards are managed. From the publishing of additional implementation guidelines to holding the second Congressional DATA Act implementation hearing, progress has steadily moved forward, culminating with the May 2017 reporting deadline. Agencies must now ensure their gran...

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  • As federal agencies prepare for the May 9 Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) deadline, some agencies are on track to meet implementation requirements and others are not. Under the DATA Act, federal agencies are required to report financial and award data via the DATA Act Broker, using a new, government-wide data structure outlined in the DATA Act Information Model ...

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  • Recently Brian Westfall, senior market research analyst for the online tech consultancy Software Advice, released a new report that surveyed 127 grant management software users to learn more about these systems and their potential impact. We had the opportunity to talk with Mr. Westfall to gain insight on what his research uncovered.

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  • Great grant management systems integrate with other external software. Some common tools include: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Correlate business planning and grant data so all activities and money-spent line up as intended during initial stages. Financial and Accounting. Compare money coming and going from your organization to grants awarded and spent. Link transactions d...

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  • General ledger (GL) management and expense entry capabilities aren’t new to AmpliFund. Users have always been able to import and tie expenses to grants. But, as a widely used function within our software—relied on regularly by our grant managers—we knew we could do it better.

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  • We are excited to announce new and improved Time & Effort functionalities to our grant management software. The Time & Effort Certification updates improve time tracking capabilities, enhance views of funded staff, and provide greater administrative flexibility and reporting capabilities.

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  • As a government entity distributing funds, you know there are many moving pieces to the competitive award management process. From collecting applications to evaluating submissions, time spent can quickly add up. Speed up the process and ensure funds are awarded appropriately with grant management software.

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  • Without strategic grant management, it’s difficult to properly allocate funds, track grant money and ensure compliance. To stay up-to-date on grant management news, trends and tips, below are some of our favorite influencers to follow.

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