Important Information for Grant Seekers and Grant Management


Below are resources for grants you may be interested in. Please see the list below:

New Grants Training Requirements for State of Florida Grant Managers

Signed by the Governor on June 7, 2013 and effective July 1, 2013, (ch. 2013-154, L.O.F.), House Bill 1309, as amended, made changes to grant agreements and the procurement process for state agencies. Specifically, the law added requirements for grant agreements and “requires the Chief Financial Officer to perform audits of executed grant agreements.” Pursuant to ch. 2013-154, L.O.F., “The state agency shall designate an employee to function as a grant manager who shall be responsible for enforcing the performance of the agreement’s terms and conditions and who shall serve as a liaison with the recipient or subrecipient. Grant managers who are responsible for grants that exceed $35,000, as stipulated in s. 287.017, F.S., must complete training conducted by the Chief Financial Officer for Accountability in Contracts and Grant Management.” Additionally, effective December 1, 2014, each grant manager responsible for agreements in excess of $100,000 annually must complete training and become a Certified Contract Manager, as provided in s. 287.057(14), F.S., within 24 months. Certified Contract Manager training and certification requirements are being finalized by the Departments of Management Services and Financial Services. Available in early 2015, the Certified Contract Manager training will promote best practices and procedures for negotiating, managing, and ensuring accountability in agency contracts and grant agreements. Grant and contract management related training opportunities are available through the Division of Accounting and Auditing, Florida Department of Financial Services, for state employees. Classes are conducted at the Betty Easley Conference Center in Tallahassee. Click here for directions to the Center.

Memoranda from the Chief Financial Officer:

New Federal Grant Guidelines

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will launch new Federal grant reforms on December 26, 2014 for state and local governments, colleges, universities, and nonprofits. The new rule, commonly referred to as the “Super or Omni” Circular, streamlines eight Federal regulations (including OMB Circulars A-110, A-122, and A-133) into a single, comprehensive policy guide.

Among the many changes in this new rule, the Single Audit threshold will be raised from $500,000 in Federal awards per year to $750,000. OMB advises that this change will reduce the audit burden for approximately 5,000 non-Federal entities, while sustaining Single Audit coverage for over 99 percent of the Federal dollars currently covered. As an internal control measure, non-Federal entities will be required to take reasonable measures to safeguard protected personally identifiable information, as well as any information that the Federal awarding agency, or pass-through entity, designates as sensitive.

Any entity that awards or receives Federal funds will be affected by the sweeping reforms within the Omni Circular.

DUNS Number, Grants.gov, and the System for Award Management (SAM)

A unique DUNS Number is required for an agency to do business with the US Government or apply for a grant. First, you will want to conduct a search to determine if a DUNS Number has been previously issued for your agency or to verify the accuracy of your number. You may conduct this search by clicking on the “DUNS Number Look Up” link below. This is important because you will need a DUNS Number to register with Grants.gov and the System for Award Management (SAM). If satisfied that your agency does not have an existing DUNS Number, follow instructions on the D&B Web Site to acquire a DUNS Number.

Florida Inter-Agency Grants Consortium Resources

Grant Policy for the Justice Administrative Commission

Grants Funding Opportunities [Judicial]

Grants Resources


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