fraud, one of the committees the NPFTF has established is the GrantFraud Committee.The Grant kaud Committee focuses on the following three areas tohelp improve the federal government's ability to prevent, detect,investigate, and prosecute grant fraud:Examining ways to enhance information sharing related to grantfraud;Coordinating efforts among agencies to provide training toauditors, agents, and prosecutors on detecting, investigating, andprosecuting grant fraud; andConducting outreach to agency program managers who overseefederal grant programs and grantees to coordinate prevention,detection, and investigation of grant fraud and to communicatebest practices in these areas.This White Paper
written in support of the Grant FraudCommittee's outreach efforts.2 Its goal
to provide recommendations forenhancing the grant oversight process and iden-g best practices forcombating grant fraud.To develop this White Paper, the Grant kaud Committeeconducted
survey of NPFTF members to iden- effective methods fordetecting and preventing grant fraud.
According to the websitewww.usas~endin~.gov,grant
anauthorized expenditure to
non-federal entity for
defined public orprivate purpose in which se~cesre not rendered to the federalgovernment.3 Grants are categorized
either formula or project grants.
Other committees established by the
include the Steering Committee,the Training Committee, the Legislation Committee, Information Sharing Committee,the Intelligence Committee, the Private Sector Outreach Committee, the Suspensionand Debarment Committee, and the International Committee.
The Grant Fraud Committee
chaired by Glenn A. Fine, Inspector General forthe Department of Justice. The Grant Fraud Committee has active members from
The websitewww.usasuendin~.~ovas established by the Office ofManagement and Budget
result of the Federal Funding Accountability andTransparency Act of
which provides the public with
single searchable websitethat contains federal contract, grant, and other award data.