Roundtable – Leaving Money on the Table: The Challenge of Unspent Federal Grants

Março 7, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Washington, DC United States

Free, offered in inglês

The goal of this roundtable is to convene a cross-section of leaders from the public and private sector to explore the challenges of unspent federal grants in the context of the intergovernmental transfers system in the United States. In a 2015 report, the Government Accountability Office called attention to this problem in fiscally distressed municipalities and in a more recent report estimated that almost one billion dollars in federal grants are currently unspent. We seek to raise awareness of the problem and catalyze solutions-oriented conversations across leaders from all levels of government, the private sector, and non-profit sector stakeholders who work with municipalities.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Kil Huh, Senior Director, State and Local Fiscal Health, Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Ben Metcalf, Director, California State Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Thomas James, Assistant Director, Government Accountability Office
  • Natalie Keegan, Research Manager, Congressional Research Service
  • Betsy Gardner, Northeastern University
  • Kurt Wilson, City Manager, Stockton, California
  • Mike Grigalonis, Chief Operating Officer, Chester County Economic Development Council, Pennsylvania
  • Patrick Jordan, Deputy Director, National Resource Network
  • Toby Rittner, President and CEO, Council of Development Finance Agencies
  • Ramesh Advani, Former Director, CPAT Federal Grants Management, state of Massachusetts
  • Carol Kraus, Director of Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit, state of Illinois
  • Laurie Petrone, Director of Grants Management, state of Rhode Island
  • George “Mac” McCarthy, President and CEO, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
  • John Hill, Chief Financial Officer, City of Detroit, Michigan
  • John Hageman, Chief of Staff to the CFO, City of Detroit, Michigan
  • David Cibrian, Managing Director, Brevet Capital
  • Greg Dunkle, Executive Vice President, Tutor Perini Corp.
  • Merril Oliver, Director, Maryland Governor’s Grants Office

This event is free to attend, but space is limited and registration is required. Please contact Jenna DeAngelo at for more information.


Março 7, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration Period
Fevereiro 6, 2017 - Fevereiro 28, 2017
Offices of The Pew Charitable Trusts
901 E Street NW
Washington, DC United States
Registration Fee


Infraestrutura, Governo Local, Saúde Fiscal Municipal, Finanças Públicas, Políticas Públicas