Auditing Resources : Single Audits

​Auditing Resources : Single Audits : Basics of federal grant management 

Several federal and state agencies offer guidance on best practices for managing and reporting on grant programs. While these examples can be applied to many grant programs, we recommend grantees discuss their grant management practices with their grantor agencies to ensure all requirements and expectations are met.

  • Start by assessing the design and effectiveness of your internal controls over federal funds. The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) offers helpful checklists, which are available on our website.
  • Review additional federal guidance links.
  • View information on developing indirect cost rates, a requirement of many grants.

Grant handbooks for pass-through programs in Washington

Additional resources from around the Internet

These links leave our website, but offer a wide range of assistance and information about federal grants and the agencies that grant them.

  • Grant Writing and Administration – Washington's Municipal Research and Services Center helps local governments locate and obtain federal, state, and private foundation grants. It includes resources on grant writing and grant administration as well as general information sources.
  • Suspension and Debarment List - Find out if a vendor or subrecipient is suspended or debarred from participating in federal awards.
  • Code of Federal Regulations - Research the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
  • Federal Circulars - Download circulars from the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) including: A-87 (Cost Principles); A-102 (The Common Rule), and A-133 (Audits of Federal Awards).
  • CFDA numbers - Find program numbers listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).
  • Find a federal agency - The website at provides a convenient, searchable listing of common Federal agency websites.
  • USA Spending - Find out where federal grants are being spent around the nation at, published under the Transparency Act.
  • Federal Clearinghouse - Submit and monitor the federal Data Collection Form required of all single audits at this website operated on behalf of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
  • Apply for a Federal Grant - is a popular website to find federal grant opportunities and apply for them online.

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