Federal Funding Academy (In-Person)
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 take a deep dive into and lead you 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.
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 16, 2023
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. PT
|8:30 - 8:45 a.m.||Welcome and Overview|
|8:45 - 10:15 a.m.|
Understanding the Federal Grant System and the Grant Agreement
|10:15 - 10:30 a.m.||Break|
|10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
Subrecipient Relationships and Pass-through Entity Responsibilities
|12:00 - 1:00 p.m.||Lunch Break|
Provided by FTLF
|1:00 - 2:30 p.m.|
Contracts Under Grants: The Procurement Standards
|2:30 - 2:45 p.m.||Break|
|2:45 - 4:00 p.m.||Federal Interest & Property Management, and Cost Share/Match|
Thursday, August 17, 2023
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. PT
|8:30 - 10:00 a.m.|
Cost Allocation, Indirect Cost, and Time & Effort
|10:00 - 10:15 a.m.||Break|
|10:15 - 11:45 a.m.|
Cost Allocation, Indirect Cost, and Time & Effort (Cont.)
|11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.||Lunch Break|
Provided by FTLF
|12:45 - 2:00 p.m.||Fraud and False Claims|
|2:00 - 2:15 p.m.||Break|
|2:15 - 4:00 p.m.|
Operationalizing Internal Control Standards and Requirements
Friday, August 18, 2023
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. PT
|8:30 - 9:45 a.m.||Prior Approvals|
|9:45 - 10:00 a.m.||Break|
|10:00 - 11:15 a.m.|
Audits & Program Review
|11:15 - 11:30 a.m.||Wrap-Up and Q&A|
In-Person Venue Information
FTLF has negotiated a discount rate of $99 per night ($199 for reservations on Friday, August 18). Once you have completed the registration process, a reservation link will be sent to you. The discounted rate expires Tuesday, July 25, 2023. FTLF cannot guarantee the availability of a hotel room after the July 25 cut-off date or after the specially rated FTLF block has been filled.
Our guests receive the following added perks:
- Discounted rate available three (3) days prior to the event and three (3) days after, based on availability
- Lower resort fee
- In-Room internet access for three devices per room per day
- Unlimited local phone calls
- Admission to the Fitness Center
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]
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).
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-Live
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).
- 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.
COVID-19 Safety Measures
FTLF is committed to the health and safety of attendees during the Federal Funding Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Vaccinations are highly encouraged for all participants, and face masks covering the nose and mouth are suggested to be worn throughout the event. Attendees should maintain distance from others and frequently wash hands. Masks will be available for those who need them, and antibacterial hand sanitizers will be provided to all attendees.
FTLF is actively monitoring guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as state and local governments and may make adjustments to align with any updated recommendations.
TRAINING IS NOT RECORDED
This training will not be recorded for later viewing, as we would like attendees to be comfortable and candid, sharing their experiences and asking scenario-based questions. The discourse between the attorneys and participants is a valued part of each training.
(Through April 30)
(May 1 to July 15)
(July 16 or Later)
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CAN I TRANSFER FROM IN-PERSON TO THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM?
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