The federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently announced major plans to improve the application and oversight processes for for the more than $600 billion per year awarded annually for grants and other types of federal financial assistance. Following a comment period, the OMB released a proposal related to its objectives earlier this month. The suggested measures aim to ensure financial integrity and emphasize outcome measurement and reporting. The OMB also consolidated its eight previously existing circulars on grantmaking requirements into one document (Federal News Radio, 2013). The public is once again invited to comment on the proposed reforms until May 2, 2013. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and multiple interest groups have been consulted for suggestions on how to improve the current system and maximize productivity. There has been no additional capital designated for these accountability efforts to date. Stay tuned to Words for Good® for updates.