The Division of Grants Management is charged with providing guidance on grants management issues and is tasked with collaboration among the individual agency grant program offices. The Division develops and maintains policies and procedures for District of Columbia Grants Management and provides training opportunities for internal employees managing grants and all grant related programs. The Division of Grants Management serves as the liaison between the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Grants Policy, Oversight and Evaluation on all grant management-related issues.
Federal and local grants fund a wide range of programs and activities across District government, including those related to social services, housing, education, transportation, public safety and healthcare. Over time, growth in both the numbers of grant programs and levels of funding has created greater diversity and complexity in the grants management processes.
Grants Management Advisory Council (GMAC)
The mission of the Grants Management Advisory Council is to standardize, streamline and improve district grant management practices, as well as to increase collaboration & partnerships between district agencies applying for federal grant opportunities. The council will serve as a forum for sharing best practices in grants management.
The Grants Management Advisory Council will:
- Submit recommendations to the City Administrator concerning legislative recommendations and regulatory policy.
- Evaluate and make suggestions regarding performance indicators, accountability measures and program policies.
- Create a platform for effective dialogue and collaboration among agencies and with external partners to coordinate programs and maximize available funding.
GMAC meetings are bi-monthly on the 4th Thursday of the month from 2 – 3 pm.
Single Audit of Federal Awards Programs
The Single Audit Act of 1984 (with amendment in 1996) and OMB Circular A-133 ("Audits of State, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations") provide audit requirements for ensuring that federal grants funds are expended properly. The Single Audit Act was enacted to standardize the requirements for auditing federal programs. The Act provides that grantees are subject to one audit of all of their federal programs versus separate audits of each federal program, hence the term “single audit.”
Listed Below the Single Audit Reports for the District of Columbia
- FY 2015 Single Audit of Federal Awards Programs
- FY 2014 Single Audit of Federal Awards Programs
- FY 2013 Sing Audit of Federal Awards Programs
Ida I. Jones
Grants Management Specialist
Ida I. Jones is a Grants Management Specialist in the Office of the City Administrator. In this role, Ida leads the Grants Management Advisory Council and is responsible for the overall management and coordination of grants (where the District is the grantee) and serves as the primary liaison for single audit in the Office of the City Administrator.
Prior to joining the District in April 2016, Ida worked for the City of Richmond, Virginia, Richmond City Council as a City Council Liaison and Project Analyst.
A native of Georgia, Ida holds an undergraduate degree in Communications from The University of Georgia and a Master’s in Public Administration from Savannah State University. Ida recently received her PhD from Jackson State University in Higher Education Administration concentrating in Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Management.