DATA Act is LIVE!
(Originally posted on grantchat.org )
Did you know there are $600 billion in federal grants and cooperatives agreements distributed annually?
How can government grant makers increase transparency and accountability in the grants management process, while reducing administrative burden and risk of waste, fraud, and abuse when there are so many agencies, grantees and dollars to track?
That is exactly what the DATA Act aims to address.
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