Federal Register: September 29, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 189)
DOCID: fr29se08-115 FR Doc E8-22750
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
National Science Foundation
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of open stakeholder Webcast meeting and publication of draft Implementation Plan.
U.S. Chief Financial Officer Council; Grants Policy Committee
DATES: The GPC will hold a Webcast meeting on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 from 23:30 p.m., Eastern Time. The Webcast will be broadcast live. The GPC's draft Implementation Plan will be posted on http://www.GPC.gov as of the date of this notice and remain posted until at least November 7, 2008.
This notice announces an open stakeholder Webcast meeting sponsored by the Grants Policy Committee (GPC) of the U.S. Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Council, as well as the publication of the Committee's draft Implementation Plan for public comment.
U.S. Chief Financial Officer Council; Grants Policy Committee,
This Webcast meeting has been made possible by the cooperation of the National Science Foundation, HUD, and the GPC.
Webcast Materials: Webcast materials including the agenda, the GPC's draft Implementation Plan, Webcast meeting slides, and feedback form are posted at http://www.GPC.gov on the Webcasts and Outreach page.
Purpose of the Webcast meeting: The purpose of the Webcast meeting is threefold: (1) To update the public on the latest news of the GPC; (2) to present the GPC's draft Implementation Plan to the public and allow for public comment; and (3) to update the public on the status of the pilot that will be conducted in furtherance of the Federal Financial Accountability and Transparency Act (Transparency Act) to collect federal grantee subaward data. Presenters will be available for a question and answer period after the presentations. A key purpose of the Webcast meeting is to seek stakeholder input into the language describing the GPC's planned implementation of its strategic plan, including the mapping of its potential products to fulfill the agreed upon strategic objectives of the GPC. The Webcast materials are being offered to stimulate public input into the GPC's longterm planning and prioritization efforts and to receive input from stakeholders to inform government efforts as they relate to streamlining and stewardship of federal policy and practice relating to grants, cooperative agreements, and federal financial assistance.
Meeting structure and agenda: The October 28th Webcast meeting will have the following structure and agenda:
(2) GPC Update;
(3) Draft Implementation Plan Presentation;
(4) Transparency Act Subaward Pilot update; and
(5) Participants' discussion, questions and comments.
Background: The GPC is a committee of the U.S. Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Council. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) sponsors the GPC; its membership consists of grants policy subject matter experts from across the Federal Government. The GPC is charged with improving the management of federal financial assistance governmentwide. To carry out that role, the committee recommends financial assistance policies and practices to OMB and coordinates related interagency activities. The GPC serves the public interest in collaboration with other Federal Governmentwide grants initiatives.
Dated: September 23, 2008.
Thomas N. Cooley,
Director, Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management of the National Science Foundation and Chair of the Grants Policy Committee of the U.S. CFO Council.
Submitted for the National Science Foundation on September 23, 2008.
Suzanne H. Plimpton,
Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation.
[FR Doc. E822750 Filed 92608; 8:45 am]
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