A Practical Guide to Federal Grants Management — From Solicitation Through Audit A Practical Guide to Federal Grants Management — From Solicitation Through Audit

Get the advice of experts on time and effort reporting, procurement under grants, direct charging certain costs, single audit preparations, subrecipient monitoring and much more. This comprehensive resource for organizations that receive federal financial assistance blends age‑old conventional wisdom with the historic changes in OMB’s uniform guidance. Order Now

Insightful Webinars: Management, Compliance & Best Practices

Jul 28
2016

Make sure that the design and operation of your time and effort reporting system will pass muster. Join us for this session that will translate OMB’s new policy language on documentation of personnel expenses — and provide practical advice on how to respond to it. Learn more

Aug 4
2016

Now that we’re in the early stages of implementation of a reformed set of grants management policies crafted by OMB, it’s a good time for a refresher course. This webinar will cull through the rules and explain them from the unique perspective of human resource management. Learn more

Aug 11
2016

If your organization is making subawards of federal assistance, you’re bound to encounter the need to address the indirect costs of your subrecipients. This timely, practical session will prepare you to do that effectively. Learn more

Aug 25
2016

This practical and informative presentation will identify the kinds of features that a solid compliance program should have, and share the steps you can take to assure that the program achieves its objectives. Learn more

Aug 30
2016

The fieldwork and reporting is just getting underway on the first new federal award audits under revised policies implementing the Single Audit Act. Make sure you know how your single audit will be conducted and used. Learn more

Webinar Archives

Jul 21
2016

This webinar will explore the advantages and disadvantages of fixed amount awards from the perspective of federal awarding agencies and pass-through entities, as well as from a recipient or subrecipient viewpoint. Learn more

Jul 19
2016

OMB’s 2016 Single Audit Compliance Supplement will have significant changes that will drive the field work and reporting that your independent auditors will conduct in your next annual audit. This webinar will focus on how to use the Supplement for “audit readiness” — from the point of view of the auditee and in layman’s language — so you can be ready for the changes. Learn more

Jul 14
2016

This webinar will help pass-through entities skillfully create effective subaward agreements, building on OMB’s basic instructions in its Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements. Learn more

Jun 9
2016

This webinar will help you take a necessary and careful review of your current organizational travel policies to make sure they align with what is required in OMB’s revised federal requirements. Learn more

Jun 2
2016

The heat is being turned up on grant closeout. This session will help you make sure you’re ready to close out your federal grant in a timely and comprehensive manner. Learn more

May 31
2016

This webinar provides nonprofit organizations with the tools they need to formulate indirect cost documentation in accordance with OMB’s new procedures — and convince federal agencies and pass-through entities to accept those calculations. Learn more

May 19
2016

With grant-acquired property so much in the crosshairs, it makes sense to gain a solid understanding of the applicable requirements, particularly those that were changed or clarified during OMB’s recent grant reform process. Find out what actions you need to take to safeguard these federally funded assets. Learn more

May 17
2016

The cost principles in OMB’s uniform guidance are the key tool for budgeting, administration and settlement of awards. This webinar will provide an understanding of recent changes to these cost principles, for everyone in your organization who touches a federal grant or subgrant. Learn more

May 5
2016

Craft a definitive checklist to ascertain whether you have the necessary systems in place that will enable you to pass muster when anyone else decides to look at them. Learn more

May 3
2016

This webinar debunks the numerous cash management “urban legends” and provides a solid understanding of what’s really supposed to happen when you disburse cash under a federal grant. Learn more

Apr 7
2016

OMB has told federal agencies and pass-through entities that they must conduct risk assessment of all applicants for, and recipients of, grants and subawards. What should you expect and how can you be ready? Learn more

Mar 31
2016

This webinar will sort out the requirements regarding prior approval and show you how to negotiate waivers. It also will provide practical advice about how best to document approvals when you’re required to obtain them. Learn more

Mar 17
2016

Learn how to develop a practical and effective approach to the oversight of your federal grant program’s subaward activity. Learn more

Mar 10
2016

Your organization needs clear answers to the question, “How can we meet our share of the project costs?” but the applicable federal rules are not that clear. This webinar will clear up any misunderstandings and provide solid knowledge about cost sharing and matching — an important federal grant limitation. Learn more

Mar 3
2016

Presented in laymen’s terms by an objective “outsider,” this webinar highlights — for everybody with a role to play in making sure that federal awards are performed and administered properly — the grants management policies that changed when OMB consolidated and overhauled a host of separate and confusing sources. Learn more

Feb 18
2016

OMB’s uniform guidance made significant changes to the options for how indirect costs can be recovered. This webinar will sort out the new guidance and show you how to integrate it into your organization’s recovery methods and strategy. Learn more

Feb 11
2016

With the new OMB mandate that audit history must be used as a basis for making decisions about whether to award a new grant or subgrant, a strategy for trying to eliminate — or at least mitigate — questioned costs is essential. This webinar will help recipients and subrecipients of federal funds avoid federal grant cost disallowances. Learn more

Feb 3
2016

This webinar will help federal grant recipients and subrecipients ensure that their systems of internal control over documentation of personnel expenses are well-designed and placed in operation. Learn more

Jan 28
2016

OMB’s grant reform guidance instructs pass-through entities to “make case-by-case determinations whether each agreement it makes for disbursement of federal program funds casts the party receiving the funds in the role of a subrecipient or a contractor.” This webinar will provide a fresh and practical examination of how to make defensible determinations, and proceed with effective management and oversight. Learn more

Jan 19
2016

This webinar is designed to help you assess whether your organization’s purchasing policies align with OMB’s new guidance — and undertake the necessary changes — to ensure that you pursue the best deals possible and get what you pay for when using federal funds. Learn more

Dec 15
2015

Subpart F covers the most important oversight tool at your awarding agencies’ disposal — your single audit. Now is the time to make sure that you know how it will be conducted and used. Learn more

Dec 3
2015

This webinar will provide a timely and practical look at OMB’s new federal grant policies from a subrecipient’s perspective. You’ll learn what is really required to be “flowed down,” what kind of oversight to expect, what protections for subrecipients are built into the new rules, and more. Learn more

Nov 19
2015

This webinar will drill down on OMB’s revised federal cost principles and help you ensure that you’re charging fringe benefits correctly and fully. Learn more

Nov 10
2015

OMB’s revised federal policies on documentation include a combination of features that have worked reasonably well for decades and new provisions that help bring federal grant recordkeeping into the 21st century. This webinar will provide an intensive drill on the revised policies to help you better align your grants documentation practices with what OMB expects. Learn more

Nov 3
2015

When OMB completed its recent grant reform initiative, it updated a set of policies that reinforced the importance of federal grant reporting. This webinar will identify each relevant requirement and drill down on what has to be reported, how and when. Learn more

Oct 15
2015

This webinar will drill down on the various policies in OMB’s new federal cost principles on the use of facilities and related expenses, and review the requirements you need to know in order to maximize cost recovery. Learn more

Oct 1
2015

This webinar will help you anticipate and prepare for audit inquiries by analyzing CMS’s new administrative and cost guidance policies, and suggesting management steps you can take now to avoid problems later. Learn more

Sep 17
2015

This webinar will help organizations administering federal grants and subgrants address their own internal controls in a manner consistent with OMB’s uniform guidance, and then defend their decisions. Learn more

Jun 24
2015

This webinar will cull out and explain OMB’s recent policy changes from the unique perspective of human resource management. Learn more

Jun 9
2015

This webinar will help you fashion a solid strategy about whether and how to charge federal grant costs for travel, meetings, conferences, training, participant support, and employee health, morale and welfare. Learn more

May 13
2015

OMB’s recent “uniform guidance” made important changes to many of the administrative, cost allowability and audit policies affecting all recipients and subrecipients. This webinar will provide a basic understanding of federal grants management, and highlight key policy areas that anyone in an organization who touches a federal grant needs to know. Learn more

Mar 10
2015

Federal grant recipients and subrecipients have learned that having findings in a federal award audit is a little like having the flu — the adverse effects are noticeable and can be costly. That’s why treating audit findings through prevention and mitigation has always made good sense. Now that the major federal grant reform initiative has concluded, there is yet another significant reason for applying strong medicine. Learn more

Jan 15
2015

After nearly three years of collaborative effort to overhaul the federal grants management landscape, agencies have issued their implementing regulations. This webinar will provide you with an up-to-date snapshot of the fallout from this “regulatory deluge.” Learn more

Oct 27
2014

Get a crash course on what new OMB requirements affecting human resources are out there, and how to harmonize them with existing organizational policies. Learn more

Sep 29
2014

Federal grant-making agencies will be required to issue their final rules on the new federal grant administrative, cost principles and audit requirements at the end of the year. But savvy organizations that want to have a seamless transition to the new policies should start looking now at the new requirements and developing their own timetables for implementation. Learn more

Sep 22
2014

Accurate grant reporting is sure to be a recurring federal theme for some time. This webinar will sort through the current and future reporting requirements, and offer advice on how to best meet them. Learn more

Aug 5
2014

OMB’s new guidance includes a mandate requiring more pre-award due diligence. This webinar will show you how to perform pre-award risk assessments of your subrecipients so you can identify and mitigate the risks involved with subrecipient noncompliance. Learn more

Jun 23
2014

Under OMB’s federal grant reform initiative, the processes surrounding a grant application, federal awarding agency review, and grant agreement issuance have been altered in fundamental ways. This webinar will help organizations understand the new pre-award landscape and fashion strategies for proper positioning. Learn more

May 15
2014

This session focuses on the post-award administrative requirements in the grant reform package, including current policies that were retained but repackaged, the ones that were overhauled and ramped up — as well as new policies OMB added. Learn more

May 13
2014

In one of the most significant policy changes to come out of OMB’s federal grants reform effort, primary grantee and other pass-through entities are now required to accept indirect charges through one of three options. This webinar will help you decide how to best employ all of the options available to be both fair to your subrecipients and cost conscious, too. Learn more

Apr 16
2014

This webinar will help you think through what, how and when you need to make your grantor aware of what is likely to be bad news. Learn more

Jan 14
2014

The future direction and funding levels for many federal grant programs will be front and center in upcoming policy debates, but if you want to have an impact on the decisions, you have to follow a straight and narrow path. This webinar will provide a critical body of knowledge you need to have about where the boundaries are, what you can safely do and what you ought to steer clear of. Learn more