- Pub Code: WG215-11WEB
- Originally held on June 12, 2012
How to Develop and Implement a Federal Grant Compliance Program
June 12, 2012 Webinar - Listen On-Demand or Get a CD!
In today’s highly charged federal accountability atmosphere, a formal federal grant compliance program is a virtual necessity for recipient and subrecipient organizations. This webinar will identify the kinds of features that a solid compliance program should have and the steps that you can take to assure that the program achieves objectives tailored to your organization.
The On-Demand recording will be available immediately upon purchase* as a link within a PDF file of the accompanying written materials. CDs and printed materials are shipped via USPS.
In today’s highly charged accountability atmosphere, an effective grant compliance program is a necessity for any federal grantee.
A formal federal grant compliance program isn’t just something that’s nice to have any more. In today’s highly charged federal accountability atmosphere, it’s a virtual necessity for recipient and subrecipient organizations. If you need evidence of that, you might look at the details of the kinds of compliance and settlement agreements that United States attorneys across the country have imposed on federal grantees charged with false claims. They’re easy to find in news releases that the U.S. Department of Justice routinely posts on its website (www.justice.gov.).
Invariably, federal prosecutors are forcing those 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 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 — or even hearing about it — should be enough incentive for most federal grant recipients and subrecipients to consider developing and implementing a federal grant compliance program that’s tailored to their organization. But what should it look like, and how do you make it truly effective? This webinar will show you.
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, more importantly, the steps that you can take to assure that the program achieves its objectives in your environment. You’ll learn about:
- The sources of federal grant compliance requirements
- The proper role of governing bodies and top management in compliance matters
- Internal policy documents that you should upgrade or formulate
- How to formulate an ethics code and use it to impact behavior
- Staffing the compliance function and coordinating with other units
- The role of training and education, and key federal grant-related content
- How to conduct ongoing compliance risk assessments
- Reinforcement through monitoring, auditing and follow-up
- Demonstrating enforcement and corrective action
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 materials.
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 nearly 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 sixteen 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 several reference works on federal grants management and audits, and currently serves as contributing editor to Federal Grants News and Federal Auditing News, published jointly by Atlantic Information Services, NACUBO and NCURA. 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?
- Sponsored programs administrators
- Federal funds managers
- Grant and contract managers
- Finance directors
- Accounting staff
- Internal auditors
- External auditors
The costs of webinars sponsored by Federal Fund Management Advisor are allowable charges to your federal grants and subgrants. Each of the sets of federal cost principles issued by OMB for federal awards administered by state, local, and tribal governments, colleges and universities, and nonprofit organizations explicitly states that the costs of training for employee development and vocational effectiveness are allowable. For your records, the specific citations are:
- OMB Circular A-21 (2 CFR 220), Appendix A, Paragraph J.51—Colleges and Universities
- OMB Circular A-87 (2 CFR 225), Appendix B, Paragraph 42—State, Local and Tribal Governments
- OMB Circular A-122 (2 CFR 230), Appendix C, Paragraph 49(a)—Nonprofit Organizations
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