Grants Management

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) views its relationship with BTOP award recipients as a partnership, with the recipient providing the effort and expertise necessary to carry out approved activities, and NTIA providing financial and technical assistance, programmatic guidance, and involvement, as appropriate. The BTOP recipient is responsible for ensuring that projects are successfully implemented as approved and administered in compliance with BTOP Federal and program requirements. The award is subject to U.S. laws and regulations, including the Recovery Act, which requires an increased level of transparency and accountability in use of award funds. The Grants Management sections are designed to help the recipient manage its grant with information in four key areas: General Resources, Reporting, Compliance, and Workshops.

General Resources

These resources provide the necessary information to successfully manage the administrative and programmatic requirements throughout the life cycle of a BTOP grant. The documents and links provided include introductory grant information, community outreach resources, and other relevant materials.

NOTE: For American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) guidance and Department of Commerce grants policy, go to the Compliance section of this site.

Reporting

Each recipient must carefully manage all of the reporting requirements associated with BTOP grants. These resources provide the guidance, templates, references, and other information necessary to comply with quarterly and annual Federal reporting requirements.

Compliance

Each recipient is responsible for monitoring award activities to provide reasonable assurance that awards are administered in compliance with financial and programmatic requirements, including the award‘s standard terms and conditions, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) award terms, and Special Award Conditions (SACs).

These resources provide guidance, Federal regulations, useful references and other information regarding BTOP compliance, Department of Commerce (DOC) grants policies, ARRA guidelines as well as administrative, financial, audit information, and environmental requirements.

Workshops & Training

These resources provide recipients with presentations, videos, and photos from NTIA-sponsored workshops.

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