The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) officially designated Grants.gov’s managing agency, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as a Quality Service Management Office (QSMO) for Grants Management.
With this designation, HHS will lead efforts to transform the federal grants management process end-to-end, including the four Grants Management Service Areas: Pre-Award, Award, Post-Award, and Closeout.
Other Quality Service Management Offices designated by OMB cover Cybersecurity Services, Core Financial Management, Compensation Management, Work Schedule and Leave Management Services.
HHS to Drive Grants Modernization
“The Grants QSMO will drive standardization and modernization of systems to increase efficiency and reduce burden for grant applicants and recipients and for the federal workforce government-wide,” according to an HHS press release.
“Grants management centers on a government-to-citizen interaction that is core to the delivery of an agency’s mission. In fiscal year 2020, the federal response to COVID-19 increased government-wide grant funding from $750 billion to over $2 trillion through supplemental funding, in addition to other federal financial assistance payments and loans. This increase highlights the need, government-wide, for improvements in the federal grants process.”
Grants.gov looks forward to our continued collaboration with applicants, grantors and those who are just becoming familiar with the federal grant process.
To learn more about the Grants Management QSMO designation, review these Frequently Asked Questions.