What is an on-site monitoring visit?

Monitoring is the process of reviewing, with staff of a grant-funded project, the project’s implementation, activities, performance, and expenditures to determine if it is operating as proposed in the approved grant application and in accordance with grant requirements and conditions, as well as any applicable regulatory requirements, and to identify any technical assistance needs of the grant recipient.  Monitoring may include review of the fiscal and programmatic aspects of a grant-funded project.  The term “monitoring” is used to describe both the broad overall system of reviewing and tracking the use of federal and state funds, and the more specific day-to-day review processes to assure that a particular sub-grantee complies with federal or state rules and regulations, and is meeting the goals and objectives of the grant.