Public Comment on Uniform Guidance for Grants and Agreements (Office of Management and Budget)

By Elizabeth Lower-Basch

CLASP supports the language at §200.202(b) that clearly states that “Federal agencies should develop programs in consultation with communities benefiting from or impacted by the program.” CASP urges the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to include an assessment of whether and how well agencies consulted affected communities in designing grant programs as part of its oversight of grant programs, including as part of the Paperwork Reduction Act review of grant solicitations. OMB should also encourage agencies to explain in their grant solicitations and other public materials how public engagement shaped the program, so that people can see the impact they have made.

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