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Spotlight Vermont: Department of Finance and Management - SPOTLIGHT is the State of Vermont’s new financial transparency website sponsored by the Agency of Administration and maintained by the Department of Finance and Management.

Department of Finance and Management Internal Control Standards - A Guide for Managers - This publication is intended to explain how internal control plays an important part in the daily activities of every department in Vermont state government.

Financial Literacy

VT State Treasurer's Financial Literacy Program


Many local governments apply for federal grants directly or through various state agencies. The following web sites provide information on applying for grants and various federal requirements pertaining to their administration.

U.S. Government Grants Portal

  • This web site allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in Federal grants. It is the single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant-making agencies.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance  

  • This web site provides access to a database of all Federal programs available to
    • State and local governments (including the District of Columbia)
    • federally-recognized Indian tribal governments
    • Territories (and possessions) of the United States
    • domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions
    • specialized groups
    • individuals.
  • The primary purpose of the Catalog is to assist users in identifying programs that meet specific objectives of the potential applicant, and to obtain general information on Federal assistance programs.

Uniform Guidance and Agency of Administration Grant Guidelines and Procedures

AOA Bulletin 5 - Policy for Grant Issuance and Monitoring:  Issued by the Secretary of Administration on December 2, 2014 and effective for all grants issued by State of Vermont agencies and department after December 26, 2014.  Guidance and tools on this page provide assistance to departments who issue and monitor grant awards to external organizations. 

Uniform Guidance:  Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, Final Rule, called "Uniform Guidance" for short. This new guidance supersedes and consolidates seven previous circulars pertaining to states, non-profits, higher education, etc. and was a work in progress at the federal level for about two years.  This guidance was effective immediately for Federal agencies and on December 26, 2014 for state and other non-Federal entities with the exception of the audit requirements which were effective for audits of fiscal years beginning after December 26, 2014.  For the State of Vermont, the audit section was effective for the single audit of Fiscal Year 2016 and for subrecipients whose fiscal year ended on December 31, 2015 and later. 

Additional information pertaining to the Uniform Guidance can be found on the Council on Financial Assistance Reform’s (COFAR) website at