Federal Funding Academy

Washington, DC US
November 14, 2018 to November 16, 2018

Live, 3 Day Federal Grants Management Training

Get answers to your toughest grant questions

Join us at FTLF's Federal Funding Academy, a three-day overview of the federal grants system, covering everything from the legal underpinnings of the system through procurement and subaward requirements, cost issues, and audit resolution. 

Federal Grants Practice Group attorneys Ted Waters and Scott Sheffler and independent grants consultant Jerry Bertrand dive deeply into and lead participants through in-depth discussions of regulatory language and effective implementation particularly when the regulations are ambiguous.  

At this highly interactive and at times humorous training session, you'll have plenty of opportunities for discussion with Ted, Scott, and Jerry. Take advantage of this opportunity to have your questions answered and to directly apply the knowledge you've gained from the training session. 

"In-depth training in layman terms -- it was very effective in conveying critical information and guidance.  A wealth of information covered with sample forms to implement and use.  All speakers were awesome!!  I loved the humorous involvement that all could relate to." - Past Attendee

INCLUDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION:

  • Three days of grants training led by FTLF attorneys who, on a daily basis, provide counsel and advice to federal grant recipients
  • Continental Breakfast and lunch on all three days
  • BONUS! Networking opportunities with the trainers and your peers from across the country
  • NOT INCLUDED: Sponsors with sales pitches

Target Audience

Grant Professionals including:

  • Executive Leadership including CEO's, CFO's and COO'sEarn up to 19 NASBA CPEs!
  • Grant Specialists and Administrators
  • Finance Department Personnel involved in Budgeting and Funds Management
  • Grant Managers  
  • Program Officers  
  • Grant Officers   
  • Auditors

The training is suited to recipients managing grants in any federal grant program as well as personnel from nonprofits, local governments, institutions of higher education, and state governments.

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 areas 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
  • Closely examine the requirements of the Uniform Guidance, including procurement standards, subrecipient management requirements, and the allowable costs/ cost allocation system – as well as strategies for implementation of each.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 19.00 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: 
07/01/2017
Course expires: 
11/16/2019
Event starts: 
11/14/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/16/2018 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$1,450.00

Agenda

Wendesday, November 14 - Friday, November 16, 2018 | Washington, DC

Day 1

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 - 9:00 amRegistration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 amWelcome
9:15 - 10:45 am
Understanding the Federal Grant System and the Grant Agreement
Ted Waters, Esq., Managing Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
Scott Sheffler, Esq., Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
10:45 - 11:00 amBreak
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Subrecipient Relationships and Pass-through Entity Responsibilities
Ted Waters, Esq., Managing Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
Scott Sheffler, Esq., Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
12:30 - 1:45 pmLunch
1:45 - 2:30 pm
Subrecipient Relationships and Pass-through Entity Responsibilities (Cont.)
Ted Waters, Esq., Managing Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
Scott Sheffler, Esq., Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
2:30 - 3:00 pm
Contracts Under Grants: The Procurement Standards
Ted Waters, Esq., Managing Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
Scott Sheffler, Esq., Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
3:00 - 3:15 pmBreak
3:15 - 4:30 pm
Contracts Under Grants: The Procurement Standards (Cont.)
Ted Waters, Esq., Managing Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
Scott Sheffler, Esq., Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP

Day 2 

Thursday, November 15, 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 - 9:00 amContinental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:45 am
Operationalizing Internal Control Standards and Requirements
Jerry Bertrand, Independent Trainer & Consultant
10:45 - 11:00 amBreak
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost Allocation, Indirect Cost, and Time & Effort
Ted Waters, Esq., Managing Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
Scott Sheffler, Esq., Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
12:30 - 1:45 pmLunch
1:45 - 3:15 pm
Cost Allocation, Indirect Cost, and Time & Effort (Cont.)
Ted Waters, Esq., Managing Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
Scott Sheffler, Esq., Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
3:15 - 3:30 pmBreak
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Federal Interest and Property Management
Ted Waters, Esq., Managing Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
Scott Sheffler, Esq., Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
 

Day 3

Friday, November 16, 2018
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 - 9:00 amContinental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30 am
Cost Share / Match
Ted Waters, Esq., Managing Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
 
OR
 
Skills Test / Exercise
Scott Sheffler, Esq., Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
Jerry Bertrand, Independent Trainer & Consultant
10:30 - 10:45 amBreak
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Audits, Audit Resolution, & Administrative Appeals
Ted Waters, Esq., Managing Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
Scott Sheffler, Esq., Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
 
12:15 - 1:30 pmLunch
1:30 - 2:30 pm
In-Depth Answers to Your Hardest Questions
Participants submit questions by lunch of Day 2 (anonymous if preferred),
and our panel will provide in-depth answers and analysis for four or five
of those questions.
2:30 - 3:00 pmOpen Q&A - Wrap-up
FTLF Training Center
1129 20th Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
United States
+1 (855) 200-3822
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Travel

Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End 
2121 M St NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 838-2222

The Wink - Washington, DC 
1143 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 775-0800

Kimpton Hotel Palomar DC 
2121 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
Hotel: (202) 448-1800 | Reservations: (877) 866-3070

The St. Gregory Hotel - Dupont Circle 
2033 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 530-3600

Kimpton Hotel Madera 
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Washington, DC 20036
Hotel: (202) 296-7600 | Reservations: (800) 430-1202

The Embassy Row Hotel
2015 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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The Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 483-6000

Hilton Garden Inn - Washington DC/Georgetown Area
2201 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 974-6010

Embassy Suites - Georgetown
1250 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 857-3388

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]

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]

Jerry Bertrand

As a consultant, Mr. Bertrand has worked in the nonprofit and higher education environments, including OneStar Foundation, Methodist Healthcare Ministries, and Texas A&M International University. He frequently brings his real-world experience to bear in teaching and coaching environments, conducting on-site training for a variety of organizations, including federal (NASA, Department of Labor, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Health and Human Services, Corporation for National and Community Service) state (California, Idaho, Kentucky, and Texas state governments), local (San Diego County, and the Washington, DC governments) and nonprofit organizations (Habitat for Humanity International, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution).

Conference participants can earn up to 19 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • 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

  • 19.00 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

Course opens: 
07/01/2017
Course expires: 
11/16/2019

Price

Cost:
$1,450.00
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FTLF Attorneys can defend your grantee rights.

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"Very effective and directly useful training session.  I particularly enjoyed the presenters' ability to use humor and anecdotes to deliver otherwise very dry material." - Past Attendee

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Three days of grants training led by FTLF attorneys who, on a daily basis, provide counsel and advice to federal grant recipients
  • Continental Breakfast and lunch on all three days
  • BONUS! Networking opportunities with the trainers and your peers from across the country
  • NOT INCLUDED: Sponsors with sales pitches

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  • To register for a group of attendees, email Learning@FTLF.com for information on group registration

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Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event. If payment is not received in full 2 weeks prior to the start of the event, your order will be canceled and you will be denied entrance to the training. 

Cost for this 2 Day Training:

Early bird rate (until September 3): $1,250 per person
Regular registration rate (September 4 - October 28): $1,450 per person
Late registration rate (October 29 - November 13): $1,550 per person
Registration for 3 or more attendees: Call 855.200.3822 or email learning@ftlf.com about group discounts

Cancellation Policy for this Event:

All cancellation requests must be received in writing at learning@ftlf.com. Requests for refunds will be granted according to the following schedule:

  • Requests received 30 or more days prior to the event will receive a full refund.
  • Requests received between 11 to 29 days prior to the event will receive a 50% refund.
  • Requests received within 10 days of the event start date are not eligible for a refund.