Federal Grant Management Toolkit
Receipt of federal funding can be simultaneously an excellent opportunity and a frightening proposition. Regardless of an organization’s mission, federal funds expand the scope of what it can accomplish. However, those funds come with many strings attached. If an organization does not fully understand or comply with those strings, the resulting consequences can be significant and severe.
FTLF’s Federal Grant Management Toolkit is designed to help both new and experienced grantees navigate the rules of the federal grant system.
The Toolkit includes customizable sample policies, procedures, and checklists, including:
- Financial Management Policy
- Property Management Policy
- Procurement Policy and Procedures
- Subaward Risk Assessment and Monitoring Policy
- Audit Services RFP
While many specific practices and regulations vary from agency to agency and program to program, this Toolkit serves as a useful resource on the systemic rules and requirements that apply to all federal grantees.
View the Table of Contents on the Agenda tab.
Federal Grant Management Toolkit
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Attachment I-1 – Legal Framework
Attachment I-2 – Uniform Guidance Required Policies
Chapter 1: Financial Management
Attachment 1-1 – Sample Financial Management Policy
Chapter 2: Federal Interest and Property Management
Attachment 2-1 – Sample Property Management Policy
Chapter 3: Contracts Under Grants: The Procurement Standards
Attachment 3-1 – Sample Procurement Policy and Procedures
Chapter 4: Subrecipient Agreement
Attachment 4-1 – Sample Subaward Risk Assessment and Monitoring Policy
Attachment 4-2 – Subaward Drafting Considerations
Attachment 4-3 – Sample Risk Assessment and Monitoring Plan
Chapter 5: Federal Audits
Attachment 5-1 – Sample Audit Services RFP
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
This Toolkit and its resources were created in response to requests from federal grantees across the country for assistance understanding federal laws, regulations, and guidance to support compliance with programmatic requirements. Attorneys from Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP provide a full range of advice, support, and legal counsel to recipients of federal funds nationwide. Our Federal Grants attorneys have years of experience related to maintaining compliance with programmatic requirements and practical implementation strategies; interpreting and applying federal statutes, regulations, and guidance, including the Supercircular/Uniform Guidance; and preparing for and responding to government reviews, audits, and cost disallowances.
A Partner with the firm in the Federal Grants and Health Law practice groups, Scott advises clients on matters of federal grant law, government contract law, and health care law. Scott assists clients with the myriad requirements that apply upon acceptance of federal grant funding, including the administrative requirements and cost principles established in the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars that preceded the Uniform Guidance, and program-specific statutory and regulatory funding conditions. [Full Bio]
DAVID BENDER (Contributor)
An Associate in FTLF's Federal Grants and Health Law practice groups, David assists clients on matters pertaining to litigation and compliance. David works on a wide variety of issues affecting Federally Qualified Health Centers and other federal grantees, including those relating to the False Claims Act, the Federal Tort Claims Act, HIPAA, Medicare and Medicaid overpayments, and OMB cost principles. [Full Bio]
CHRISTOPHER ("CJ") FRISINA (Contributor)
Christopher (“CJ”) Frisina is an Associate with the Firm in the Federal Grants and Health Law practice groups. CJ routinely advises clients on the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (the “Uniform Guidance”) and assists clients facing cost disallowances, deficiency findings, and grant terminations, resolving many through negotiations with agency officials prior to the need for any administrative appeal or federal litigation. [Full Bio]
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