Uniform Grants Guidance Resource:
Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) and USDE
The Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR), created by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is an interagency group of Executive Branch officials. The Council's activities include coordinating financial assistance, providing recommendations to OMB on policies and actions necessary to effectively deliver, oversee, and report on grants and cooperative agreements, and sharing best practices and innovative ideas for transforming the delivery of financial assistance.
The COFAR will measure the impact of the new Uniform Grants Guidance and evaluate the extent to which it achieves the goal of reducing administrative burden and risk of waste, fraud and abuse.
Resources for understanding the Uniform Grants Guidance may be found on the COFAR website, designated below.
Resources include crosswalks, text comparisons, and frequently asked questions.
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COFAR Website related to the Uniform Grants Guidance
COFAR Resource Documents:
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COFAR Frequently Asked Questions on the Uniform Grants Guidance
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COFAR Crosswalk from Previous Circulars to Uniform Grants Guidance
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COFAR Crosswalk from Uniform Grants Guidance to Previous Circulars
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COFAR Crosswalk from Previous A-133 Audit Requirements to Uniform Grants Guidance
USDE GUIDANCE:
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USDE's FAQ on the new EDGAR (June 25, 2015)
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USDE's Presentation on Audit Requirements (June 25, 2015)
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The Brustein & Manasevit law firm's website includes correspondence between the law firm and USDE concerning the new EDGAR.
Click here to review correspondence between USDE and Brustein & Manasevit law firm
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