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The Office of Sponsored Programs strives to promote a transparent, efficient, and customer-centered research environment and ensure that Fort Valley State University’s faculty and staff have access to all funding opportunities committed to the delivery of high quality programs, services and research initiatives to support the university’s mission. Toward that end, the OSP supplies a variety of grantsmanship resources and services for the FVSU family, communicates and enforces proposal submission and contract compliance requirements, and functions as adviser, change agent and strategic partner to the university’s decision-makers.

Pre-Awards

The Office of the Pre-Awards Coordinator serves as a catalyst for development and implementation of innovative ideas, generates enhancements to existing grantsmanship policies and practices, interprets/communicates research policies and related issues, conducts training and ensures that timely notifications of funding opportunities are made available for university personnel. The office also provides limited grantsmanship support to community and faith-based organizations that are aligned with various university initiatives. Its evolving role is to anticipate change and develop strategies to assist the administration, faculty and staff with retaining or improving productivity while adapting to a new research and contracting culture.

Post-Awards

The Office of Post Awards has principal responsibility for assisting principal investigators and program directors in managing grants and contract awards. This position provides assistance in the business and financial aspects of sponsored programs including:

  • Award negotiation
  • Sub-recipient agreements
  • Renewals and extensions and
  • Closing of non-financial project activity

The post awards professional assists the Office of External Affairs in ensuring compliance with university policies and in obtaining the possible conditions for both the principal investigator and the university. This position reports the vice president for External Affairs. Additionally, the post awards professional supports the activities of the Research Council in review of all research related compliance matters.

Lisa A. Wilson
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
E-mail: wilsonl@fvsu.edu
Phone Number: (478) 825-6253
Fax Number: (478) 825-6461

Frances Martin
Pre-Award Coordinator
E-mail: martinf01@fvsu.edu
Phone Number: (478) 822-1063
Fax Number(478) 825-6461

Joyce Johnson
Post-Award Coordinator
E-mail: johnsonj@fvsu.edu
Phone Number: (478) 822-1062
Fax Number(478) 825-6461

Won Eason
Information Technology Specialist
E-mail: easonw@fvsu.edu
Phone Number: (478) 825-6576
Fax Number(478) 825-6461

New (OMB) Uniform Guidance

The Office of Management and Budget “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; Final Rule” was released in the Federal Register on December 26, 2013 (2 CFR Chapter I, Chapter II, Part 200, et al.). Per the OMB webpagethis guidance “will supersede requirements from OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122 (which have been placed in 2 C.F.R. Parts 220, 225, 215, and 230); Circulars A-89, A-102, and A-133; and the guidance in Circular A-50 on Single Audit Act follow-up.” The effective date is December 26th, 2014 . Click the following link to access the new Omni Circular: Document Link

(OMB) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Document Link

NCURA Uniform Guidance (UG) Training Videos

U.S. DOE
The Department of Education has created a new webpage dedicated to the Uniform Guidance regulations that took effect in December: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/fund/guid/uniform-guidance/index.html. We encourage you to visit the site, which includes a variety of technical assistance resources including training and FAQs.

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Update

SNAP and FDPIR State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following nondiscrimination statement:

The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online atwww.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at www.fns.usda.gov/snap/contact_info/hotlines.htm

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

For all other FNS nutritional assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following nondiscrimination statement:

The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online atwww.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Joint Application Form (HHS)

This institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex and in some cases religion or political beliefs.

The U.S Department of Agriculture also prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination with USDA, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online atwww.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-
9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at www.fns.usda.gov/snap/contact_info/hotlines.htm.

To file a complaint of discrimination regarding a program receiving Federal financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), write: HHS Director, Office for Civil Rights, Room 515-F, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201 or call (202) 619-0403 (voice) or (800) 537-7697 (TTY).

USDA and HHS are equal opportunity providers and employers.

Grant Management: Login
Grant Management System User Guide

Effort Administrator: Login
Time and Effort Certification Guide

For login assistance please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs through email by clicking this link:
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Pre Awards

Post Awards

Links

  • www.tgci.com – Grantsmanship Center website
  • www.tgcialumni.com – Grantsmanship Center alumni website
  • www.fdncenter.org – Foundation Center website-can subscribe on-line for the Foundation Directory
  • www.cfda.gov – Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance-a compendium of 10,000 federal funding programs in a searchable data base
  • www.grants.gov – The federal government’s new portal for all federal grant information and on-line application requirements
  • www.grantsmart.org – Website for foundation 990-PF tax returns
  • www.guidestar.org – Information on 850,000 non-profits, including private foundations and 990-PF tax returns.
  • www.foundationdatabook.com – Web site for the Oregon Foundation Data Book. This company also publishes foundation guides for Washington, California and several other states.

The QUEST publication

Our official newsletter, The QUEST, is published twice annually and highlights a variety of external funding opportunities for faculty and staff. A forecast of potential funding from federal, state and foundation sources is provided, along with available contacts and deadlines information. Each issue also profiles an individual faculty or staff member that has written a successful proposal. The QUEST shares proposal-writing tips and educates readers about grantsmanship. The added value of foundation funding is twofold: Deadlines are more frequent and funds are provided for a short block of time.

The QUEST also features highlights of faculty and staff members’ proposals that have received funding.

Grantsmanship Institute Training Conference

The Grantsmanship Institute and Training Conference (GITC) is Fort Valley State University’s signature 1-day Proposal Writing, Research Administration and Networking Training Conference. Participants network with federal agency program officers and private foundation representatives while they learn the finer points of grant writing, strategies that make a proposal or application more competitive, ethical research administration practices, pre & post award compliance, program fidelity, as well as, stewardship.

Would you like to improve your grant writing skills?

Do you want to learn proven tips to increase your chances of getting funded?

Do you wish you knew what the reviewers look for and how to make your application stand out?

Then plan to attend the FVSU Fall 2014 GITC!

Grantsmanship Institute Training Conference Webpage

Spring Training and Recognition Program

The Office of Sponsored Programs recognized Fort Valley State University’s top grant writers and principal investigators for their grantsmanship efforts during the annual Spring Training and Recognition Program in the Fort Valley State University C.W. Pettigrew Center.

Spring Training and Recognition Webpage


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