Welcome to the new Statewide Grant Manager's Group (SWGMG) newsletter! We have several exciting updates to share with the grant community!
For those of you that are new to SWGMG, we'd like to take this opportunity to welcome you and share with you what this group is about. We started SWGMG in the spring of 2016 as a forum for grant managers across all state agencies and departments to come together to discuss grant related topics, as well as share and collaborate on best practices in grant management.
SWGMG is open to ALL grant managers, including those that handle programmatic, financial, and administrative duties. Our goal is to meet quarterly and each meeting provides updates on issues facing grant managers, including topics such as OMB Guidance, Office of the State Controller policy updates, and CORE Grantee. We also have a main presentation and/or training at each meeting. Previous presentation topics have included Internal Controls, Subrecipient Monitoring, Financial Risk Assessments, and 2 CFR 200. If you haven't been to a meeting, we'd love to meet you in 2019!
Speaking of the 2019 meetings, we are excited to announce that SWGMG meetings will be available via video-conferencing for the first time! We've heard from many of you that it's difficult to join us in person because of schedules or distance and we've taken that to heart! While the meeting dates are set (see below), we are still working to nail down meeting locations for those that will join us in person. We will provide details on how to access the meetings virtually as we get closer to the February 20th meeting.
One final note on the 2019 SWGMG meetings: we are moving the meetings to the third Wednesday of the month in order to accomodate schedules. Several agencies had long-standing meeting conflicts with the second Wednesday of the month.