Changes to the Uniform Grants Guidance

August 24, 2020

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On January 22, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued proposed revisions to the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (the Uniform Guidance). We previously wrote about noteworthy items in the proposed rule here.

Those changes have arrived and were published in the Federal Register on August 13, 2020. The final guidance is available here and you can download a pdf copy here.

This is the first major substantive revision to the Uniform Guidance since 2014. FTLF attorneys are conducting a thorough examination of the changes and will be releasing a more substantive review on our Federal Grants blog soon.

On this webinar, we will share our observations on the key revisions, highlight particularly impactful changes, and discuss the likely implications for grantees.

Target Audience

  • CEOs / Directors
  • CFOs
  • Fiscal Staff
  • Compliance Directors
  • Grants Management Staff
  • Anyone who needs to stay apprised of potential changes in the federal grants regulatory landscape

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be better able to:

  • Describe the major changes to the Uniform Guidance
  • Discuss the likely implications for grantees and emerging high risk areas
  • Identify which practices, policies, and processes need to be reviewed (and updated) at your organization
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.50 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
Course opens: 
08/12/2020
Course expires: 
11/25/2020
Event starts: 
08/24/2020 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
08/24/2020 - 2:15pm
Cost:
$99.00

NICOLE BACON

Nicole Bacon, a Partner at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, works in the firm’s Federal Grants, Litigation, and Health Law practice groups. Nicole offers her clients specialized guidance in compliance with federal grant law including specific programmatic requirements as well as the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements of Federal Awards. Nicole represents a variety of community-based organizations, before State and Federal courts as well as administrative bodies. [Full Bio]

PHILLIP ESCORIAZA

Phillip is Of Counsel in the firm’s Federal Grants and Health Law practice groups. A native of Puerto Rico, Phillip’s bilingual, nationwide practice serves non-profit organizations, municipalities, local government agencies, and other federal grantees. Prior to joining Feldesman Tucker, Phillip ran a practice from San Juan which spanned corporate, business, public policy, government and contract law, and included contested matters and appeals before state and federal courts. [Full Bio]

JOSEPH LOMAN

A Senior Associate in the firm’s Federal Grants and Health Law practice groups, Joe advises clients on matters of federal grant law, government contract law, and health care law. Prior to joining the firm, Joe served as program counsel with the United States Navy Office of General Counsel at the Naval Sea Systems Command where he provided government contract law and federal fiscal law advice to program leadership and contracting personnel in critical programs. In addition, he also represented the Navy as lead trial attorney on bid protests before the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). [Full Bio]

KRISTEN SCHWENDINGER

Serving as Senior Counsel in the firm’s Federal Grants, Health Law, and Litigation & Government Investigations practice groups, Kristen represents universities, non-profit and for-profit organizations facing legal actions under Federal health care and grant regulations in addition to the False Claims Act and Civil Monetary Penalties Laws. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Schwendinger served for nearly eight years as an attorney and senior counsel in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG). [Full Bio]

SCOTT SHEFFLER

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]

TED WATERS

Serving as Managing Partner of the firm since 2003, and a member of the Health Law and Federal Grants practices since 1992, Ted is a national authority in the area of federal grants, particularly in the health and community service spheres. He advises clients on all aspects of program requirements, including issues such as cost-based reimbursement, governance, grant administration, cost reporting, and administrative issues and routinely handles challenging issues such as government audits, internal investigations, and litigation. Ted's priority is to help each organization carry out its mission by offering practical, down-to-earth counsel and to ensure that legal challenges do not distract from that focus. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.50 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.

ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS FOR CPE CREDIT

If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 5 of the 7 polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within five (5) business days.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: CEOs / Directors, CFOs, Fiscal Staff, Compliance Directors, Grants Management Staff, and anyone who needs to stay apprised of potential changes in the federal grants regulatory landscape.
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to five (5) out of seven (7) polling questions.

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.nasbaregistry.org (formerly www.learningmarket.org).

Available Credit

  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.50 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

Price

Cost:
$99.00
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