Public Feedback on Federal Grants Management Draft Data Standards Open Until January 15

On November 15, the Results-Oriented Accountability for Grants Cross Agency Priority Goal Team began collecting feedback on the Federal Grants Management Draft Data Standards via a dedicated website.

In developing the data standards and soliciting public input, the Federal Government aims to “… contribute to a future state where grants data are inter-operable, [where] there are fewer internal and public-facing grants management systems, and [where] Federal awarding agencies and recipients leverage data to successfully implement a risk-based, data-driven approach to managing Federal grants.”


The Team notes on that “these data standards are a pre-decisional draft and should not be interpreted as setting policy or official guidance.”


What exactly is this project trying to accomplish?

In layman’s terms, this project aims to get all government entities to use the same terminology in their systems and forms so that data can be more easily processed and analyzed across the Federal Government.

The public can review both the proposed common data element labels and their definitions at


How long do I have to submit comments?

The public comment period will run through January 15, 2019. Click here to learn more and to share your feedback.

3 thoughts on “Public Feedback on Federal Grants Management Draft Data Standards Open Until January 15

  1. I absolutely agree that funding for food supply especially in schools should be first and all school lunches should be free! Do you have any idea how many children go without food. Giving out free luches even ifs a bag luch should be approved!!


  2. I am trying to get a grant for my horse sanctuary for him that I would like to start retired racehorses . Every grant that I have looked at says that you have to have a horse farm that has been up and running for three years! So, how can I get it up and running when I would need a grant in order to do begin?


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