What’s Your Federal Grant Integrity Index?

Webinar • Thursday, February 28, 2019 • 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

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Prerequisites: Some knowledge of federal grant management and audit requirements is helpful

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

If you’ve ever applied for a bank loan, you know about your “FICO” score — a number assigned to you based upon your credit history. Though it’s not as mysterious as it used to be, the factors that go into calculating that score can still be pretty murky. Well, the federal government recently adopted an analogous set of federal grant pre-award procedures intended to help determine whether an applicant has the integrity to handle public money. The applicable policies are scattered and diverse.

Both federal agencies and pass-through entities are now required to perform “risk assessments,” starting with reviews of the processes applicants will use for financial management, procurement and property management. Awarding officials then move on to other indicators to find out whether organizations are “otherwise responsible.” And that’s when multiple additional requirements related to organizational and personal integrity kick in.

Reviewers get to exercise a lot of judgment in drawing conclusions about what some are calling your “federal grant integrity index.” Knowing about these requirements, and how to address them, can help assure that your organization’s “integrity index” doesn’t sink its ability to obtain future federal awards.     

This webinar presents in one place the widespread requirements about integrity — and actionable recommendations for addressing them. You’ll learn about:

  • The Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) and how it works
  • Avoidance of financial and familial conflicts of interest
  • Rules about solicitation and acceptance of gifts, contributions and sponsorships
  • Policies on contingent fees and actions intended to influence awarding agency decisions
  • What constitutes a prohibited less-than-arm’s length transaction
  • Which adverse conditions must be immediately reported to awarding agencies
  • How some federal grantor agencies are addressing potential abuses like sexual harassment
  • Mandated disclosures of violations of federal criminal laws
  • Required cooperation with federal offices of inspectors general and law enforcement personnel
  • Recently implemented statutory requirements for grantee protection of whistleblowers
  • How to build appropriate “teeth” into integrity policies if violations occur
  • What ethical behavior you should expect from federal awarding agency officials

Join Bob Lloyd, principal of Federal Fund Management Advisor™, for this comprehensive and practical review of how to address the broad integrity challenges that come with acceptance of a federal award.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Project directors
  • Program managers
  • Principal research investigators
  • Grant and contract managers
  • Sponsored projects administrators
  • Purchasing agents
  • Finance directors
  • Federal program managers
  • Principal investigators
  • Legal counsels
  • Internal auditors

Hand-out Materials:

Attendees will receive presentation slides as well as access to background materials.

Allowable Charges

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).

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