The OMB SUPERCIRCULAR: Grant Reform or Something More?
Abbreviated Journal Title
Adm. Soc. Work
contracts; federal grants; pay for performance; performance; accountability; SUPERCIRCULAR; Public Administration; Social Work
The federal Office of Management & Budget (OMB) has finally issued the long anticipated revisions to its federal grants administration requirements. The so-called SUPERCIRCULAR was published in the Federal Register on December 26, 2013. The SUPERCIRCULAR updates, coordinates, revises, replaces, and augments the guidance on federal grants administration previously provided by eight separate OMB circulars. The SUPERCIRCULAR is said to be an attempt to reduce the duplication, confusion, and red tape associated with federal grants. A closer examination, however, suggests that the SUPERCIRCULAR does much more. This article reviews and critiques the SUPERCIRCULAR, identifies its implications for nonprofit human services organizations, and suggests steps they can take to prepare for the SUPERCIRCULAR.
Administration in Social Work
"The OMB SUPERCIRCULAR: Grant Reform or Something More?" (2014). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 5801.