Panum Wins a Contract to Provide Grants Management Support for USDA

Bethesda, MD — November 17, 2020 — Panum Group, LLC (Panum) announced it has been awarded a contract to support USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) with comprehensive Grants Management (GM) support for both competitive and non-competitive grants.

Panum will provide mission expertise on navigating all aspects of the GM process, including reviewing potential grantee recipients, ensuring that all necessary documentation is correct, and administering a combined 11,000+ yearly post-award requests. Additionally, our team of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) aids in the closeout process by documenting and reviewing Final Financial Reports to ensure that all grant requirements have been fulfilled.

Our SMEs’ years of experience and expertise in all aspects of the GM process make them an invaluable aid to USDA NIFA as the organization undergoes several modernization efforts. Some of these changes include the shift of USDA NIFA’s HQ from Washington, D.C. to Kansas City, MO, the introduction of new standard operating procedures for the GM process, and the implementation of new technology and software. Panum’s careful planning, execution, and highly trained staff reduces the risks associated with transitions for our customers.

Panum’s focus on continuous process improvement will help USDA NIFA enhance operational and mission effectiveness, improve information security, and implement new ways to access, analyze, and disseminate GM-related information across the Awards Management Division (AMD). Our team members, who have a combined 80+ years of Federal GM experience, have helped pioneer new approaches to processing grants at NIFA, and will continue their history of innovation on the new contract.

Panum’s Vice President of Practice Management, Mr. Sunny Dilawari, said "Panum has supported USDA since 2009 and the full GM lifecycle at NIFA since 2019. We are excited to continue our long-term partnership and expand our service offerings into the future. Our thought leadership and proven approaches will continue to save USDA time and money in processing grants."

Panum provides unique expertise and innovative solutions that address our customers’ greatest business and mission challenges. Our culture of excellence through innovation and problem-solving drives our success.

About Panum Group, LLC

Panum Group provides Professional Services, Management Services and Technology Services for more than 24 federal agencies. Panum’s unique expertise and innovative solutions address federal customers’ greatest business and mission challenges. For more information, please visit

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