Federal Funding Academy

Louisville, KY US
September 12, 2018 to September 14, 2018

Live, 3 Day Federal Grants Management Training

Get answers to your toughest grant questions

Edward "Ted" Waters, Managing PartnerJoin 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 Scott S. Sheffler, PartnerWaters 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
  • Happy hour and 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.

Can't make it to Louisville? Check out our other upcoming Federal Funding Academy Sessions:

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: 
09/14/2018
Event starts: 
09/12/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/14/2018 - 2:30pm
Cost:
$1,550.00

Agenda

Wednesday, September 12 - Friday, September 14, 2018 | Louisville, KY

Day 1

Wednesday, September 12, 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 - 12:00 pm
Understanding the Federal Grant System and the Grant Agreement (Cont.)
Ted Waters, Esq., Managing Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
Scott Sheffler, Esq., Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
12:00 - 1:15 pmLunch
1:15 - 2:45 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
2:45 - 3:00 pmBreak
3:00 - 4:30 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

Day 2 

Thursday, September 13, 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, September 14, 2018
8:30 am - 2:30 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
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 pm
Working Lunch: Skills Test / Exercises
Scott Sheffler, Esq., Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
Jerry Bertrand, Independent Trainer & Consultant
1:30 - 2:30 pmOpen Q&A - Wrap-up
Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown
501 S 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
United States
+1 (502) 813-3800

FTLF has secured a room block at a discounted rate for all training attendees.  To access the room block please follow the instructions below: 

Reservations can be made with the hotel by calling 502.813.3800. In doing so, please request the negotiated group rate for the 2018 Federal Funding Academy block

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, 2015, and 2018 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]

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 
NASBA LogoFeldesman 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: 
09/14/2018

Price

Cost:
$1,550.00
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FTLF Attorneys can defend your grantee rights.

But they'd rather teach you your rights.  So you don't have to worry about defending them.

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! Happy hour and networking opportunities with the trainers and your peers from across the country
  • NOT INCLUDED: Sponsors with sales pitches

"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


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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 3 Day Training:

Early bird rate (Through July 12): $1,250 per person
Regular registration rate (July 13 - August 12): $1,450 per person
Late registration rate (August 13 - September 11): $1,550 per person
Registration for 3 or more people: $1,250 per person

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.

If there are extenuating circumstances regarding your cancellation, please reach out to the FTLF Training Team directly at learning@ftlf.com.