Grants Officer: May 2021

Major projects completed:

  • Completed the seven modules of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate offered by USF Muma College of Business
  • Attended and participated in ASC’s first Fiscal Officer Learning Community to discuss the living allowance distribution and management
  • Sent out the course, Key Concepts for Cash and In-Kind, to subgrantees for whom this course is required.
  • Participated in the 2021 Virtual National Service Training Conference in the Financial and Grants Management and the Special Topics track
  • Review of Grantee Progress Reports in Q2 for continuation assessment and performance report for the Grants Task Force (GTF) for GPCOG, KVCAP, USM-MEAP, Alfond Youth Center and the Maine Development Foundation
  • Consensus call and public call for new Formula grants and Formula continuations for motions that the Commission voted on during the May Commission meeting
  • Attended the ASN monthly update call that went over updated NSCHC rules and updates to member enrollment in the eGrants portal
  • Review and certification of your financial reports for 18ACHME001, 18AFHME001, 20ESHME001 and 20FXHME001
  • Participated in the AmeriCorps input session for the first draft of the Goals and Strategic objectives 2022-2026 five-year strategic plan
  • Networking and updates on the ASC Regional Check-In Call
  • Compliance review of Maine Development Foundations NSOPW check
  • Meeting with ASC staff to discuss member enrollment changes and the potential to correct the record by writing an appeal to the Federal agency on behalf of Colby College
  • Key Concepts of Cash and In-Kind Match course launched, and all operational AmeriCorps program directors and finance director are required to take the course

Issues to be aware of:

  • The appeal for the member enrollment issue with Colby College was denied by the Federal Agency and a cost disallowance will occur, this program has decided not to continue

Major focus of effort for the next month:

Prepared by Jamie McFaul, Grants Officer