The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently issued a notice in the Federal Register seeking feedback on draft data standards for grants management.
These common data standards have been created in support of the Results-Oriented Accountability for Grants Goal(Cap Goal #8) which was contained in the President’s Management Agenda (March 2018). The intent of CAP Goal #8 is to: rebalance compliance efforts with a focus on results for the American taxpayer; standardize grant reporting data and improve data collection in ways that will increase efficiency, promote evaluation, reduce reporting burden, and benefit the American taxpayer; measure progress and share lessons learned and best practices to inform future efforts, and support innovation to achieve results.
OMB is requesting feedback on the following areas:
Are the data elements appropriately named?
Are the data element definitions accurate?
Is the authoritative reference(s) listed correct and comprehensive?
Are the corresponding domain values accurate and complete?
After reviewing all of the identified critical elments, do you believe OMB is missing any data elements?
Comments are due no later than Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Feedback must be submitted through the Grants Feedback Site to be considered. Please note that there are over 400 proposed data standards . Click on the "Give Feedback" link to review each of the data standards on the Grants Feedback Site.