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Division of Grants Management

The Grants Management Division within the Office of the City Administrator provides guidance on citywide grants management policy to all agencies within the District of Columbia government that: 1) seek and receive federal funding; 2) engage in grantmaking; and 3) execute policies and procedures to comply with local and federal regulations.

The Grants Management Division:

  1. Develops, revises, and maintains policies and procedures for implementing best practices in grants management – and manages the Citywide Grants Manual and Sourcebook containing all grants-related policies for all District government agencies.
  2. Develops and delivers trainings and workshops on local and federal grants guidance for internal colleagues managing grants.
  3. Hosts the annual citywide annual grant conference to share best practices in grants management, disseminate updates to grants guidance, and connect the network of grants professionals, financial officers, and attorneys working on grants in the District of Columbia government.
  4. Directs the State Single Point of Contact program to ensure intergovernmental collaboration among those agencies and organizations seeking federal funding in the District of Columbia.
  5. Facilitates the citywide Single Audit and liaises with agency audit coordinators to respond to findings through the use of the E-risk audit management system.
  6. Collaborates with DCHR to ensure all grants management coursework offered to District government colleagues is in alignment with updated local and federal regulations.
  7. Convenes the Grants Management Advisory Council to receive feedback about agency issues as it pertains to grants work and share information on recent updates to citywide grants policies.


Learn more about the 2020 OCA Grants Management Conference


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:



2019 Grants Management Conference Powerpoints