Melanie Jones Totman

Melanie Jones Totman

Venable LLP

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Federal Grant and Contract News for Nonprofits - August 2014

As is an annual tradition in Washington, the month of August is relatively quiet. However, the Court of Federal Claims (COFC) did issue a recent decision that provided guidance on how to distinguish a grant or cooperative...more

8/29/2014 - Administrative Procedure Act CICA COFC Conservation Cooperative Agreements Federal Grants Federal Jurisdiction Fish and Wildlife Service Grants Jurisdiction Non-Profits

Federal Grant and Contract News for Nonprofits - July 2014

This month's newsletter focuses on one of the more important and scrutinized aspects of being a federal grant recipient: monitoring project performance efforts, and the project performance efforts of subrecipients.1 While the...more

8/1/2014 - Audits Federal Contractors Federal Grants Funding Government Monitoring Information Non-Profits Project Performance Reporting Requirements Super Circular

Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits

As part of our ongoing effort to prepare nonprofit organizations for the implementation of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (commonly known as the "Super...more

7/2/2014 - Cooperation Agreement Federal Funding Non-Profits OMB Super Circular

Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits

As the end of fiscal year 2014 approaches and the beginning of fiscal year 2015 draws near, nonprofit organizations must begin to prepare for the implementation of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and...more

6/3/2014 - Federal Grants Grants Non-Profits

Business News Digest – May 2014

In this issue: - Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies - Legal Considerations for E-Commerce Businesses - FTC and DOJ Issue Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing...more

5/9/2014

Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits

In April, the Obama Administration took a decisive step toward closing the gap in pay equality for women and minorities employed by Federal contractors, including nonprofits. Additionally, the U.S. House of Representatives...more

5/2/2014 - DOL Equal Pay Executive Orders Federal Contractors Federal Grants Federal Procurement Systems Grants Non-Profits OFCCP Wage and Hour

Equal Pay: Revisiting Federal Contractor Compensation Practices and Policies

On April 8, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order and a Presidential Memorandum intended to engender pay equality for women and minorities. The Order amends Executive Order 11246 and prohibits federal...more

4/14/2014 - DOL Equal Pay Executive Orders Federal Contractors OFCCP

The OMB Super Circular: What the New Rules Mean for Nonprofit Recipients of Federal Awards

In this presentation: - The Super Circular – What Is It? - When Is the Super Circular Effective? - New Pre-Award Processes - Increase of Internal Controls - Changes to Indirect Cost...more

3/11/2014 - Non-Profits OMB

Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits - February 2014

In our ongoing coverage of the 2013 release of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) “Super Circular”, we provide further information and guidance from OMB, through the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR)....more

3/3/2014 - Grants Non-Profits OMB

Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits - January 2014

As 2013 came to a close, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the long-awaited final rule to the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, more commonly known...more

2/3/2014 - Audits Federal Grants Grants Non-Profits OMB

Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits - October 2013

Last month we provided information on the guidance given by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) as the federal government (the “Government”) prepared for the Government shutdown (the “Shutdown”). Since that time,...more

11/4/2013 - Federal Grants Non-Profits

Business News Digest – October 2013

In this issue: - NIST Holds Fourth Workshop on Cybersecurity Framework - NIST Releases Draft Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework in Advance of Dallas Workshop - SEC Issues Risk Alert on Short...more

10/4/2013 - Banks Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Executive Compensation Financial Regulatory Reform NIST Pay Ratio SCORE Act SEC Security Clearance Short Sales Social Media Transparency User-Generated Content

Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits - September 2013

Unfortunately, as the 2013 government fiscal year comes to a close, we again face severe federal financial uncertainty as the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013 (P.L. 113-6) expires at 11:59 PM on...more

10/1/2013 - Appropriation Act Federal Grants Government Shutdown OMB

Business News Digest – September 2013

In this issue: - What to Expect When You're Selling Your Company – Indemnification - Association Membership and Program Restrictions and the Antitrust Laws: Don’t Stumble Out of the Gate - CFPB: July...more

9/9/2013 - Antitrust Provisions Attorney Disbarrment Brand CFPB China Dietary Supplements Discipline Enforcement Actions FDA Federal Funding Federal Grants Food Labeling Food Safety Non-Profits Nutritional Supplements Sales SEC Supply Chain

Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits - August 2013

Several matters have recently arisen which are especially important for organizations that submit invoices or claims for funds from federal and/or state governments. As the current government fiscal year draws to a close,...more

8/29/2013 - Contract Formation FCA Federal Grants NIH Non-Profits Settlement

Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits - June 2013

In June, several federal agencies described the impact the sequester had on their various grant programs, illustrating the problems with such a blunt fiscal instrument and the need for Congress and President Obama’s...more

6/28/2013 - DOE FAINs FFATA NIH OMB Sequestration

Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits - May 2013

The month of May saw a number of proposed and implemented developments that were equally applicable to nonprofit and for-profit contractors and grant recipients. For example, Congress signaled that many non-Department of...more

6/7/2013

Business News Digest – May 2013

In this issue: - Does the SEC Like Social Media? Understanding the Application of Regulation FD to Social Media - NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework - Jumpstart Our...more

5/21/2013 - Cybersecurity Energy Efficiency EPA JOBS Act NIST Permits Public Disclosure Regulation FD SEC Social Media Vessels

Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits - March 2013

In February, there was a particularly important development with respect to the governing regulations for nonprofits in the federal grant and contract arena. The U.S. Office of Management and Budget ("OMB") has proposed an...more

3/4/2013 - Federal Grants OMB

Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits - January 2013

In January, there were some particularly important developments with respect to whistleblower protections in connection with federal grants and contracts, as well as Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) information on the...more

1/30/2013 - DOJ FCPA Federal Grants Fiscal Cliff NDAA SEC Whistleblowers

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