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Unwritten grant management rule #4. Small problems: fix internally Big problems: notify the feds (inform them of the problem and, more importantly, tell them about your active corrective action plan). You want them to know you discovered the problem and that you’re already fixing it. First thing, decide what’s a big problem vs a small one. That’s going to be up to your good judgment and maybe your policies and procedures. If you decide something has gone horribly wrong, come up with a plan to fix it, start to fix it and notify your program officer. They’re always willing to work with you if you’re up front about compliance issues. They want to know you’re policing yourself and solving things. Don’t sweep anything under the rug and surprise them later. You earn a lot of credibility and trust with federal agencies if you self-police and report as necessary. #grants #federalgrants #TheGrantDoctors365