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Office of Justice Programs FY 2010 Grant Management and Oversight Improvements

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Date Published
March 2011
11 pages
This report by the U.S Justice Department's (DOJ's) Office of Justice Programs' (OJP's) Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management (OAAM), which has oversight of OJP's grant monitoring, explains OJP's improvements in the oversight of the monitoring of its grantees' performance for FY 2010.
In FY 2010, OJP developed grants management policy and procedures for fair and open competition in making grants, including conflict of interest and lobbying disclosure issues; peer review protocols; and proper documentation of recommendations and award decisions. It implemented numerous Grant Management System (GMS) updates and began efforts to improve the grants management process and GMS functionality. OJP provided grantees and grant-management staff with customized training designed to ensure they are effectively managing their grants. In addition, OJP implemented the Recovery Act Data Quality Review Process for Recipient Reporting, which included activities designed to identify and correct significant errors and material omissions. OJP also participated in bi-weekly meetings with the DOJ grant-making components led by the Deputy Associate Attorney General to share information and develop consistent practices and procedures in a wide variety of grant administration and management areas. OAAM continued to support OJP's grant management activities by serving as a central source for the development of grants policies and procedures and maintenance of GMS. OJP FY 2011 plans for further improving grant management and monitoring activities are outlined.