Build Your Federal Grants Compliance Program
A formal federal grants compliance program isn’t just something that’s nice to have any more. In today’s highly charged grant accountability atmosphere, it’s a virtual necessity for recipient and subrecipient organizations. For evidence of this, just look at the details of the compliance and settlement agreements that U.S. Attorneys across the country have imposed on federal grantees that have been charged with false claims.
Invariably, federal prosecutors are forcing these unfortunate entities to adopt “one-large-size-fits-all” compliance programs aimed at assuring that, if they get to stay in the federal funding business (and that can be a big “if”), they’re going to have to take major precautions going forward. Those agreements also detail plenty of other adverse consequences that can arise because of noncompliance — things like repayments using often-scarce nonfederal funds, special conditions on any continuing awards, and debarments of individuals who caused the problems.
Seeing that kind of damage should be incentive enough for recipients and subrecipients to consider developing and implementing an organized federal grant compliance program. But, OMB’s recent issuance of its so-called “Super Circular” — with its emphasis on competent management and effective internal controls — should seal the deal.
How can you tailor a compliance program for your organization, and how do you make it truly effective? This webinar will show you how to do that. You’ll learn about:
- The sources of federal grant compliance requirements and why that’s important
- What should be expected from governing bodies and top management on compliance matters
- The internal policy documents that you should upgrade or add and make visible
- Retooling your employee ethics code and using it to drive behavior
- Staffing the compliance function and coordinating it with other units
- Organizational “knowledge management” that’s reinforced by regular training
- How to conduct ongoing compliance risk assessments
- Reinforcing practices through disciplined monitoring and auditing
- Demonstrating appropriate enforcement and corrective action
During his practical and informative presentation, experienced grants management consultant Bob Lloyd will identify the kinds of features that a solid compliance program should have and, perhaps more importantly, the steps you can take to assure that the program achieves its objectives.
Prerequisites: Some knowledge of federal grant management and audit requirements is helpful
Advanced preparation: None
Attendees will receive presentation slides as well as access to background documents.
BOB LLOYD is a respected authority on policies and practices affecting the award, administration and oversight of federal grants, contracts and subawards. Mr. Lloyd has more than 40 years of experience in federal award implementation. Prior to starting his management consulting practice in Washington, D.C., in 1982, he served as the executive director of the Grants Management Advisory Service and held staff positions in two large federally funded organizations. Since then, he has been a consultant, trainer or advisor to award and audit units in 16 federal award-making departments and agencies, and to recipient and subrecipient organizations and their professional advisors located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, several U.S. territories and 18 foreign countries. He is the principal author of A Practical Guide to Federal Grants Management — From Solicitation Through Audit and several other reference works on federal grants management and audits, and currently serves as contributing editor to Federal Grants News, published by Atlantic Information Services. He also is a Charter Life Member of the National Grants Management Association and served on its Board of Directors for five years.
Who Should Attend?
- Grant and contract managers
- Sponsored projects administrators
- Principal Investigators
- Program managers
- Legal counsels
- Finance directors
- Human resources managers
- Internal auditors
- Governing body members
How the Webinar Works
WHAT IS A WEBINAR?
All you need to access our Webinar is a phone line and access to the Internet – no downloads are required. Our Webinars allow you to view the speakers’ presentations on the Web as a slideshow, while listening to the audio presentation on the phone. The presentation is followed by a 30-minute Q&A with the speaker(s). You can invite all your colleagues to gather in a conference room with one computer and a speakerphone to share the experience.
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This Webinar limits your time, expense and inconvenience. There is no need to leave your office or incur travel expenses, and your entire team will benefit at one single-participant price. For more information, or to register, call 800-521-4323 or register below.
The costs of webinars sponsored by Federal Fund Management Advisor™ are allowable charges to your federal grants and subgrants. The cost principles issued by OMB under its uniform guidance (and applicable to all types of awardees) state, “The cost of training and education for employee development is allowable” (2 CFR 200.472).