(Recorded Webinar) What Can We Learn from ARRA Audits?

Duration: 90 minutes
Webinar recorded on: 5/7/2020

The last crisis our country had was in 2008 with the collapse of the financial system. One of the first pieces of legislation passed by the then-new Obama Administration was the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Under ARRA, Congress appropriated tens of billions of dollars for federal grant programs across the spectrum to help turn the economy around. 

With ARRA, similar to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act today, Congress appropriated hundreds of millions of dollars for the offices of inspector general to conduct audits to ensure that funds were spent as intended. Common audit findings included:

  • Time and effort missteps
  • Property management failures
  • Poorly documented advanced payment requests

On this webinar, we will review these and other common audit findings from ARRA, explain the key issues raised by each one (and if the same rules apply today), and discuss how you can avoid making similar mistakes with CARES Act and similar funding. 

Target Audience

  • CEOs / Program Directors
  • CFOs and Fiscal Staff
  • Compliance Officers and Staff
  • Project Managers and other Grants Management Staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be better able to:

  • Identify common mistakes grantees make with emergency funding
  • Understand current Uniform Guidance requirements and flexibilities granted by OMB
  • Describe strategies to prepare your organization for CARES Act audits
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
05/14/2020
Course expires: 
01/01/2022
Cost:
$150.00

KRISTEN SCHWENDINGER

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]

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. Ted’s expertise in financial, cost reporting, reimbursement, and administrative issues is widely recognized, and illustrated by his selection as a 2014, 2015, 2016 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. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance

Price

Cost:
$150.00
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