Like previous Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Compliance Supplements, the 2020 supplement that replaces the 2019 version is gigantic. It’s a 1,552-page tome. This guidance document is effective upon publication and applies to audits after June 30, 2019.
The official comment period on the supplement is only for convenience and future use since guidance is not the same as a rule and grants are not subject to the Administrative Procedures Act.
Broadly speaking, the 2020 Compliance Supplement continues implementation of the President’s management agenda related to “Results-Oriented Accountability for Grants. “The idea is to shift the grants management paradigm of federal agencies to a balanced approach that incorporates both compliance and measurable program and project goals that will produce data to improve the outcomes of grant-funded programs,” according to Henry Flood, is senior advisor for grant administration of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
To achieve this improved