On November 15, the Results-Oriented Accountability for Grants Cross Agency Priority Goal Team began collecting feedback on the Federal Grants Management Draft Data Standards via a dedicated website.
In developing the data standards and soliciting public input, the Federal Government aims to “… contribute to a future state where grants data are inter-operable, [where] there are fewer internal and public-facing grants management systems, and [where] Federal awarding agencies and recipients leverage data to successfully implement a risk-based, data-driven approach to managing Federal grants.”
The Team notes on https://grantsfeedback.cfo.gov that “these data standards are a pre-decisional draft and should not be interpreted as setting policy or official guidance.”
What exactly is this project trying to accomplish?
In layman’s terms, this project aims to get all government entities to use the same terminology in their systems and forms so that data can be more easily processed and analyzed across the Federal Government.
The public can review both the proposed common data element labels and their definitions at https://grantsfeedback.cfo.gov/data-elements.html.
How long do I have to submit comments?
The public comment period will run through January 15, 2019. Click here to learn more and to share your feedback.