Political Activities

August 31, 2022

As federal grantees and nonprofits generally are well aware, there are limitations – both as grantees and as nonprofits benefiting from a tax-exempt status – on the extent to which they can act to influence federal and state legislation and even, in many cases, state and local executive agency policy.

Unfortunately, the scope of these limitations has evolved over time into a relatively arcane mix of rules, with equally complex exceptions. Some actions are simply prohibited, while others are allowed but the cost of engaging in them cannot be charged to federal funds.

On this webinar, we will explain what the rules are – and are not. Knowing where the lines are and understanding practical strategies for documenting and demonstrating compliance over the long term will empower and protect your organization as you and your partners work to support your community.

The On-Demand version of this webinar will be available for purchase one week after the conclusion of the live webinar. 

Target Audience

  • CEOs/ Directors
  • Fiscal Staff
  • Compliance Directors
  • Other grants management staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe common lobbying restrictions for federal grantees and where they come from
  • Discuss how the restrictions are applied in practice
  • Evaluate strategies to manage these restrictions and maintain compliance
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.80 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: 
04/01/2022
Course expires: 
10/01/2022
Event starts: 
08/31/2022 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
08/31/2022 - 2:30pm EDT
Cost:
$175.00

NICOLE M. BACON

Nicole Bacon, a Partner at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, 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]

Participants can earn up to 1.80 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.

ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS FOR CPE CREDIT

If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 6 of the 8 polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within seven (7) business days.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: CEOs/ Directors, Fiscal Staff, Compliance Directors, Other grants management staff
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to six (6) out of eight (8) polling questions.

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).

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.80 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.

Price

Cost:
$175.00
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Access to the recorded version of this webinar is included in your purchase.

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