Best PracticesThe Grant Doctors 365

The Grant Doctors 365 / 080620

Unwritten grant management rule #3. Returning money to the feds—because you either didn’t spend it or because you misspent it—makes the funding agency look bad to Congress and the administration. Nobody wants that. If you end up returning money prematurely, the agency can probably find another organization to utilize the funding but it’s a giant hassle. Don’t put your funder in this position.