Gil Tran on What Is Coming Up for the OMB Uniform Guidance in 2018

While telling a story about a vacation to Venice, Italy, Gil Tran, Senior Policy Analyst for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), described Venice as a beautiful and unique city where, “you’re always going to get lost when you’re in it.” Despite its layout, he said, “When you get lost, that’s when you discover all the gems.”

According to Tran, this is how grant professionals ought to dive into and enjoy the OMB Uniform Guidance (or the “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards” for those who prefer its full name). Immerse yourselves and get lost, only to discover the wonderful “nuggets” of regulations governing your federal award experience.

While many of you may have a less enchanted, more pragmatic approach to grant administration, you nonetheless need to know the latest about the Uniform Guidance.

OMB's Gil Tran, Senior Policy Advisor, presenting at the OGAPA Grants Management Conference

If you need the basics before going into possible updates in 2018, check out the What Is the OMB’s ‘Uniform Guidance’ for Grants? blog post first.

What’s Ahead for the OMB Uniform Guidance?

Tran provided brief statements on how the following bills, laws, and executive orders may affect the OMB Uniform Guidance in 2018.

Note: These are not official changes to the OMB Uniform Guidance, but rather a notice of what may happen this year per the “OMB Update” presentation by Gil Tran at the HHS OGAPA Grants Management Conference on January 9, 2018.

Want to hear more from the OGAPA Grants Management Conference? Check out this blog post: Grants Management: Bringing Insight from the HHS Conference to You