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Insight from the HHS Conference: Focus on Outcomes and Innovation
Posted: March 06, 2018
Over 77,000 grants awarded to more than 11,000 recipients—a total exceeding $480 billion in FY 2017 by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)—is significant. As Andrea Brandon, Deputy Assistant Secretary of HHS’ Office of Grants and Acquisition Policy and Accountability (OGAPA), explained at the conference, this makes HHS the largest grant-making agency in the U.S. and globally.
While OGAPA hosted hundreds of attendees—both federal grantors and some applicants—there were many who could not make it to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Natcher Conference Center.
Grants.gov looks back on two key themes from the conference. Over the coming weeks, they will share other updates and information about grants management and the federal grant lifecycle from the conference on their blog.
Key Themes from the HHS Grants Management Conference
Each main session of the conference, along with the 11 breakout sessions, covered a different area of federal grants. These sessions provided unique insight and information on how to better manage grants. Two themes in particular surfaced again and again:
Yes, these are BIG questions and ideas. Everyone in the federal grants community need to take time to consider them carefully and answer them regularly.
Read more on Grants.gov.