Guide to Opportunities for Improving Grannt Accountability
This "Guide to Opportunities for Improving Grant Accountability"
is designed to provide government executives at the Federal, State, and local
levels with specific ideas for better managing grants. This guide was compiled
through a project under the U.S. Comptroller General's Domestic Working Group
under the leadership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Inspector General.
The intent of this guide is to share specific innovative approaches taken by various agencies
to manage grants, so that others can consider using those practices. In 2006, the Federal
Government budgeted about $450 billion in grants for improvements in such areas as healthcare,
road construction, drinking water facilities, and environmental protection. It is important to
ensure that these funds are spent properly and achieve the desired results. The 50 promising
practices in this guide are examples of how specific agencies implemented each practice. Links
to the complete guide, various key sections of the report, and frequently asked questions are provided.
Reports Sorted by Topic: Domestic Working Group
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- Executive Summary [49KB, PDF]
- Guide to Opportunities for Improving Grant Accountability [923KB, PDF, 43pp]
- List of Specific Promising Practices [52KB, PDF, 2pp]
- Press Release [49KB, PDF]
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) [51KB, PDF, 2pp]
- Presentation [695KB, PDF, 33pp]
For further information, contact the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General at (202) 566-2391.