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Department of Health and Human Services

Onfile Archive for Office of Grants Management

Recently the Office of Head Start launched its Head Start Enterprise System (HSES). It's a great green tool for OHS and its grantees, allowing us to share files through a singular source.

I propose a similar tool for the Office of Grants Management. Rather than mailing hard copies to the Regional Office, grantees can simply upload documents for OGM to archive accordingly. This would reduce filing, use of stationary,... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Sweeping Stagnant Funds

Year after year, millions of dollars remain on grants and contracts which have expired. Many agencies have been pro-active in trying to alleviate this problem but are restrained to a certain extent. Why can't some decision be made to recoup these funds just sitting out there with no action for months and even years. If the recipients are not expending the funds given to them for a specific purpose, these funds should... more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Use SharePoint/InfoPath for InHouse Grant Competition Management

The Federal Government already licenses software packages such as Microsoft SharePoint and InfoPath that can be effectively used to operate and manage competitive grant application review processes. Currently, the IT infrastructure for most grant competitions relies on contractor built systems that unnecessarily cost the government millions of dollars.

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For a recent $2 billion Recovery Act funded grant competition,... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Royalties from Federal Grants that yield Patents

Do Federal Grants lead to patents? Yes! Sometimes very profitable patents that generate huge amounts of royalties to the institution that received the grant. Do any of the royalties go back to the granting agency? NO. I recommend at least some percentage of any royalties derived from a Federal grant be returned to the granting agency to help support costs.

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