The Promise of Grantmaking Reforms Moves Closer to Reality

Nonprofit organizations that perform work on behalf of governments moved several steps closer to securing reimbursement for their true costs with the publication by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of its clearest statement yet of how governmental entities must comply with pro-nonprofit reforms published last December. Those reforms are incorporated in the OMB Uniform Guidance, which presents a comprehensive overhaul of the federal grantmaking process designed to ensure consistency across governments and the entities to which they provide resources. Styled as answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), OMB addressed multiple areas of confusion and inconsistency arising from the Uniform Guidance. The FAQs provide answers that are binding on federal agencies and pass-through entities – typically states and local governments receiving federal funding. Read more about what the Uniform Guidance will mean for nonprofits.