Grants Management and Oversight Division

The GMO (Grants Management Oversight Division) has historically been responsible for guidance and policies related to discretionary and competitive grant programs. This included annual general guidance for Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA), and ensuring consistency with HUD's strategic goals and policies. In 2014, GMO undertook standardizing and streamlining processes for the creation, clearance and publication of NOFAs. In 2017, GMO continues work a pilot began in 2016 to streamline and standardize the processes for awarding grants and standardize performance indicators across discretionary and competitive programs. GMO continues to work with other federal grant making agencies to identify process-improvement opportunities, best practices, and to learn from the communities of practice at other agencies.

  GMO continues to assist HUD program offices with both discretionary and mandatory grants to:

  • successfully implement the requirements of the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) issued by OMB,
  • correct data errors on,
  • communicate potential and announced changes required by the Data Act, GONE Act, etc.and
  • consistency with HUD specific requirements, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (P.L. 101-235, signed December 15, 1989) and implementing regulations (24 C.F.R. part 4).

GMO works closely with both the Transformation and Performance Divisions in OSPM on process improvement and performance measurement across grant programs at HUD.

Grants Information

HUD's Grant Programs

Our Staff

Christopher K. Walsh, Director

Loyd Lamois, Supervisory Program Analyst

Rita Yorkshire, Senior Management & Program Analyst

Ann vom Eigen, Management & Program Analyst

Maresa Gold, Management & Program Analyst

Victoria Masih, Management & Program Analyst

J. Malcom Smith, Management & Program Analyst

DeNita Square-Smith, Management & Program Analyst

Andrala Walker, Management & Program Analyst

Thaddeus Wincek, Management & Program Analyst

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