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Thompson Grants Launches 6th Edition of Best-Selling Compliance Guide: Techniques for Monitoring Federal Subawards


Contact: Becca Mann
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ARLINGTON, VA (4/14/21) – Thompson Grants, a division of CBIS, is pleased to announce that later this month it will begin shipping Techniques for Monitoring Federal Subawards, 6th Edition, an updated version of the no-nonsense reference that has helped hundreds of pass-through entities comply with increased monitoring responsibilities over their subrecipients and contractors — and instructed subrecipients to meet their own duties as well — under the latest Uniform Guidance revisions that became effective on November 12th, 2020. The updated book also includes updated citations referencing current federal forms and updated sample subrecipient agreements.

Techniques for Monitoring Federal Subawards, 6th Edition features a significant expansion to the guide’s commentary on federal subrecipient monitoring priorities and takes into consideration many of the changes that have happened since the 5th edition was published in 2019, including:

  • New pass-through guidance on accepting subrecipient indirect cost rates
  • Changes to the requirement for pass-through management decisions
  • The prohibition of covered technology from certain foreign companies
  • Discussion on the Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act
  • Added analysis on recipient record retention

Along with its recent webinars and workshops on the same subject, including “Subrecipient Monitoring Under the Revised Uniform Grant Guidance”, “OMB’s 2020 Compliance Supplement — How Federal Grant Recipients, Subrecipients Can Use It for Single Audit Readiness,” and “Subawards Compliance Management Workshop”, Thompson Grants builds on the company’s deep expertise in the area of subaward management and partnerships with the publication of this book and continues to help pass-through entities collaborate and oversee subrecipients while providing key analysis and forms in this often challenging area of grants management.

Techniques for Monitoring Federal Subawards, 6th Edition is updated by Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC, a DC-based law firm which regularly counsels clients on federal grants management requirements, including the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Grants Guidance, and the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA).

 “I am proud that Thompson Grants has stayed ahead of the Uniform Guidance revisions, and that we can provide our customers with the information they will need to incorporate these changes to understand their responsibilities throughout the subaward monitoring process,” said Julie Rachlin, Vice President, Thompson Information Services. “Once again, our editorial team has produced a comprehensive resource that builds on Thompson Grants’ reputation of being a trusted partner for federal grant recipients and subrecipients.”

Details on the contents of Techniques for Monitoring Federal Subawards, 6th Edition, along with Thompson Grants’ complete library of compliance guides can be found at

Thompson Grants also provides additional expert resources to subrecipients – including webinars conducted throughout the year and our most recent Subawards Compliance Management Workshop, which is available for both live and on-demand viewing.

Thompson Grants has been providing grant administrators, program managers and financial managers trusted analysis on the most pressing grants compliance issues since 1972. Our products and services cover the entire grants lifecycle from pre-award through closeout and help grant-seeking organizations find the funding opportunities they need while making sense of the confusing and complicated task of complying with the uniform guidance.

Our approach is simple. We constantly monitor regulatory trends affecting business and government. As new developments occur our national network of authors – all of whom are recognized leaders in their fields - and our team of accomplished in-house editorial experts act quickly to provide needed insight to customers. Working together, they bring grant recipients the very best in analysis and “how to” compliance tools. This approach is the major reason why our products are widely-acknowledged to be the best in their fields.

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