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Uniform Grant Guidance: Resources

Federal Agency Contacts

Specific Federal contacts for single audit information as well as program-specific contacts can be found in the OMB 2015 Compliance Supplement Appendix III. Federal Agency Contacts-Single Audit & Program.

Useful Tools and Checklists


Following are links to websites which contain additional resources regarding the Uniform Grant Guidance:


The Office of Management and Budget (OMB): https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants_docs

The OMB is the largest office within the Executive Office of the President. The OMB ensures that agency reports, rules, testimony, and proposed legislation are consistent with the president’s budget and with administration policies. The OMB contains a link to the Uniform Grant Guidance as well as links to various crosswalks and text comparisons.

 The Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR): COFAR | The Chief Financial Officers Council

The COFAR is comprised of an interagency group of Executive Branch officials to coordinate financial assistance. Council activities include providing recommendations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), sharing best practices and innovative ideas with executive departments and agencies, and engaging relevant stakeholders across government on key issues in order to foster more efficient and effective Federal management.

On this website you will find the following resources for understanding the Uniform Grant Guidance: 

  • The most recent version of the Uniform Grant Guidance
  • Uniform Grant Guidance crosswalks and test comparisons
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Preamble and original Federal Register Notice
  • Webcast training


Federal Audit Clearing House (Harvesters):  Federal Audit Clearing House

System for Award Management (SAM):  System for Award Management

The System for Award Management (SAM) is the Official U.S. Government system that combines federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) into one system. The website can be used to look up DUNS numbers for subrecipients and also includes the functionality from the following systems:

  • Central Contractor Registry (CCR)
  • Federal Agency Registration (Fedreg)
  • Online Representations and Certifications Application
  • Excluded Parties List System (EPLS)

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
 U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO)

The GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress.  The GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. The website contains a key issues page which provides information about GAO’s work on a range of issues facing the nation. The key issues page lists issues by agency and by topic.

Additionally, you can find links to the following:

  • The Green Book-Standards for Internal Controls
  • The Yellow Book-Government Auditing Standards
  • The Red Book-Federal Appropriations Law

Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP):  
Federal Demonstration Partnership

The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) is an association of federal agencies, academic research institutions with administrative, faculty and technical representation, and research policy organizations that work to streamline the administration of federally sponsored research. The FDP offers a forum for individuals from universities and non-profits to work collaboratively with federal agency officials to improve the national research enterprise. 

CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA)
 CliftonLarsonAllen LLP: CPAs, Consultants, and Advisors

CLA is a professional services firm which provides wealth advisory, outsourcing, and public accounting services. The State of Kansas currently contracts with CLA to audit financial statements for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). CLA has developed several tools that can be used in implementing the Uniform Grant Guidance.

Following are some of the tools on the website:

  • Uniform Grant Guidance Planning and implementation checklist
  • Subrecipient risk assessment matrix and monitoring guidelines
  • Grant Guidance for State and Local Government Entities: Personal Services & Fringe Benefits
  • Grant Guidance for Higher Educational Institutions: Personal Services & Fringe Benefits

Additionally, CLA has provided webinars and other trainings on the Uniform Grant Guidance.

Allen, Gibbs & Houlik (AGH)
 AGH | CPA & Advisory Services for Businesses, Governments, & Not-For-Profits

AGH is an independently owned CPA and advisory firm located in Wichita, KS and has grown to be one of the largest CPA and advisory firms in the Central U.S. Shelly Hammond with AGH was the main presenter of the Uniform Grant Guidance training that was held in Topeka, KS on April 29th, 2015. AGH has a link on its website to AGH University which provides a variety of training opportunities through webinars including some on the Uniform Grant Guidance.

The links above are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Department of Administration of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The Department of Administration bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.