Federal Funding Academy
Live, 3 Day Federal Grants Management Training
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 you through in-depth discussions of regulatory language and effective implementation – particularly when the regulations are ambiguous. Impacts of the CARES Act and other COVID-19 pandemic-related declarations, funding, and flexibilities will be examined and explained.
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.
INCLUDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION:
- Three days of education sessions focused on federal grants
- Networking opportunities with the trainers and your peers from across the country
- Q&A with attorneys who provide counsel and advice to federal grants recipients
Grant Professionals including:
- Executive Leadership including CEO's, CFO's and COO's
- Grant Specialists and Administrators
- Finance Department Personnel involved in Budgeting and Funds Management
- Grant Managers
- Program Officers
- Grant Officers
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.
After this training, you will be able to:
- Understand the federal financial assistance system underlying all grant awards;
- Discuss the specific regulatory requirements applicable to key areas of federal grant management, regardless of program;
- Describe the core concepts of financial management and cost allocation, and how to apply them; and
- Identify the major requirements of the Uniform Guidance, including procurement standards, subrecipient management requirements, and the allowable costs/ cost allocation system – as well as implementation strategies for each.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
10:30 am - 5:30 pm ET
|10:30 am - 10:45 am||Welcome and Overview|
|11:00 am - 12:15 pm||Understanding the Federal Grant System and the Grant Agreement|
|12:15 pm - 12:30 pm||Break|
|12:30 pm - 2:00 pm||Subrecipient Relationships and Pass-through Entity Responsibilities|
|2:00 pm - 2:30 pm||Break|
|2:30 pm - 4:00 pm||Contracts Under Grants: The Procurement Standards|
|4:00 pm - 4:15 pm||Break|
|4:15 pm - 5:30 pm|
Concurrent Sessions: Hot Topics in Grants Management
Thursday, August 26, 2021
10:30 am - 5:30 pm ET
|10:30 am - 12:00 pm||Cost Allocation, Indirect Cost, and Time & Effort|
|12:00 pm - 12:15 pm||Break|
|12:15 pm - 1:15 pm||Cost Allocation, Indirect Cost, and Time & Effort (Cont.)|
|1:15 pm - 1:45 pm||Break|
|1:45 pm - 2:45 pm||Operationalizing Internal Control Standards and Requirements|
|2:45 pm - 3:00 pm||Break|
|3:00 pm - 4:00 pm||Operationalizing Internal Control Standards and Requirements: Small Group Activities|
|4:00 pm - 4:15 pm||Break|
|4:15 pm - 5:30 pm||Complex Costs|
Friday, August 27, 2021
10:30 am - 5:00 pm ET
|10:30 am - 11:45 am||Federal Interest and Property Interest / Match|
|11:45 am - 12:00 pm||Break|
|12:00 pm - 1:30 pm||Concurrent Sessions: Grant Concerns by Program Area|
|1:30 pm - 2:00 pm||Break|
|2:00 pm - 3:30 pm||Audits, Audit Resolution, & Administrative Appeals|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Break|
|3:45 pm - 5:00 pm|
Grants Industry Update
FTLF'S VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
This live, interactive training will take place in FTLF's Virtual Classroom, hosted by Zoom. Should you have any technical questions or would like more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-855-200-3822.
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]
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).
Nicole, a Partner at FTLF, 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 is Senior 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]
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]
Conference participants can earn up to 17.00 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 Internet Based
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- 14.25 Certificate of Attendance
- 17.00 CPEFTLF 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.
(Through April 15)
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(August 1 or later)
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