Proper and effective management of U.S. federal grants in the insular areas is a critical responsibility shared by both the insular areas and the Federal agencies providing grants. Recent designations of high risk grantee status of individual insular government departments and/or entire governments created an urgent need to address the issues causing the high risk designation. In an effort to improve accountability and grants management in the insular areas, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) sponsored the “Federal Grants Programs Accountability and Audit Conference” June 14 – 16, 2007 in San Francisco, California. OIA felt that, collectively, the insular areas and federal agencies must find ways to better serve the beneficiaries of federal programs in the insular areas and build confidence on the part of taxpayers, legislators and agencies that federal dollars are spent wisely and in a manner that achieves their purposes and promotes accountability and transparency.
The 2018 GFOA Conference will be held from May 6 to 9, 2017, in St. Louis, MO.
The Executive Leadership Development Program will begin accepting applications in early 2018 for the Class of 2019.