Federal Funding Academy

Tampa, FL US
October 11, 2017 to October 12, 2017

A two-day, comprehensive face-to-face training on federal grants

This comprehensive two-day overview of the federal grants system, covers everything from the legal underpinnings of the system, through procurement and subaward requirements, cost issues, and audit resolution.  Attorneys Ted Waters and Scott Sheffler dive deeply into the material, making it an ideal course for those with intermediate levels of expertise, while remaining suitable and highly effective for newcomers to federal grants. 
This training addresses the regulatory requirements applicable to the most critical areas of grant management, while providing a more in-depth discussion of the regulatory language and effective implementation – particularly where the regulations are ambiguous.  The training is suited to recipients managing grants in any federal grant program as well personnel from nonprofits, local governments, institutions of higher education, and state governments.
Additionally, Ted Waters and Scott Sheffler are accessible throughout the two days for discussions of advanced issues specific to your organization.  This accessibility makes the training an excellent opportunity for you and your whole grants management team to have your questions answered and directly apply what you are learning during the sessions.
From our experience, we can confidently say that the majority of the challenges faced by grantees across the country are the same, regardless of federal program and regardless of the nature of the recipient.  Join us and your grant management colleagues as we discuss how to navigate this system effectively. 


  • Two days of grants training led by FTLF attorneys that on a daily basis provide counsel and advice to federal grant recipients
  • Networking opportunities with peers from across the country
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks on both days
  • Access to FTLF’s Grants Management Toolkit
  • Three on-demand federal grants webinars*

Target Audience

Grant Professionals including:

  • Grant Specialists
  • Grant Administrators 
  • Grant Managers
  • Program Officers
  • Grant Officers
  • Auditors

But all are welcome!

Learning Objectives

At this training participants will:

  • Understand the federal financial assistance system underlying all grant awards;
  • Understand the specific regulatory requirements applicable to key area of federal grant management, regardless of program;
  • Review and discuss the core concepts of financial management and cost allocation, and how to apply them; and
  • Review and discuss the changes under the Uniform Guidance, including enhanced procurement standards, more explicit subrecipient management requirements, and expanded time and effort documentation flexibility – as well as strategies for implementation of each.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.00 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: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/11/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/12/2017 - 5:00pm
Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore
4400 W. Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607
United States

FTLF has negotiated a discounted rate of $159 per night.  Please call the hotel directly at (800) 325-3535 by September 19, 2017 to receive the discounted rate.


    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 focuses his practice on helping organizations to solve problems, often in crisis situations. 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 and the never-ending list of grant administration matters. Ted’s expertise in financial, cost reporting, reimbursement, and administrative issues is widely recognized, and illustrated by his selection as a 2014 and 2015 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in health care. Ted routinely handles challenging issues for clients such as government audits, internal investigations, and litigation, deftly guiding them to a resolution. His priority is to help each organization carry out its mission and ensure that legal challenges do not distract from that focus. From his more than a decade of experience running the firm, Ted understands acutely the challenges of keeping an organization running, and offers practical, down-to-earth counsel to support organizational leaders in doing just that. [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]

    Conference participants can earn up to 14 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.


    • Prerequisites: None 
    • Target Audience: Grant Professionals, including Grant Specialists, Grant Administrators, Grant Managers, Program Officers, Grant Officers, Auditors, but all are welcome.
    • Advanced Preparation: None  
    • Program Level: All
    • Delivery Method: Group-Live 
    CPE-transparentFeldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell 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.learningmarket.org.

    Available Credit

    • 14.00 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.

    Accreditation Period

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    Registration Rates

    • Early Bird Rate through September 8, 2017: $795
    • Regular Rate after September 8, 2017: $895
    • Onsite: $949
    Cancellation Policy for this Event:

    All cancellation requests must be received in writing.

    All cancellations prior to September 11, 2017, will receive a full refund.

    All cancellation requests received between September 12, 2017 and September 27, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.

    All cancellation requests received after September 27, 2017 will not be eligible for a refund.

    To cancel your reservation, please send a request in writing to Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com.