- Pub Code: WG302-11WEB
- Originally held on Jan. 29, 2013
Federal Grants and Subgrants to Commercial Firms — Hands-On Techniques for Managing These Unique Federal Assistance Instruments
January 29, 2013 Webinar - Listen On-Demand or Get a CD!
There are numerous federal programs where commercial organizations are eligible to apply for and receive grants or subgrants, but the procedures for making these types of awards differ from those that are more familiar to the government, higher education and nonprofit sectors. Learn how these awards are handled.
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Learn How to Make and Administer Federal Grants and Subgrants to Commercial Firms
When some people hear the terms “federal grants” and “profit makers” in the same sentence, they ask, “Can for-profit organizations actually receive federal grants?” Because, by statute, many federal grant programs must limit recipient and subrecipient eligibility to governments or nonprofit organizations or both, the question is a natural one.
There are numerous other federal programs, however, where commercial organizations are eligible to apply for and receive grants or subgrants. There are even a few where the eligibility is strictly limited to small businesses. But the procedures for making these types of awards differ from those that are more familiar to the government, higher education and nonprofit sectors. Some key federal grants management policies — like Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133 — do not apply by their terms and others have been modified either by OMB or by individual federal agencies to accommodate these unique federal assistance instruments.
So, how are these awards handled? If you’re involved in a program where profit makers can participate as grantees or subgrantees or you work for a commercial organization that wants to become involved or is already, you need to know. This webinar will provide you with the tools and techniques for doing so.
You’ll learn answers to these questions:
- What federal governmentwide administrative requirements apply and which ones don’t?
- Are there grants management policies that are unique to individual federal agency programs?
- How should risk management differ when profit makers are involved?
- Which cost principles are used for commercial entities and how do they differ from those affecting governments, universities and nonprofit organizations?
- Can a commercial organization earn a fee on a grant or subgrant?
- What incentive does a profit maker have to cost share?
- What happens to any grant-related income that a commercial firm might earn?
- Who owns the property purchased with grant or subgrant funds, and how is it dealt with at the end of the award?
- Since Circular A-133 doesn’t apply, what kind of audit is required and who pays for it?
Don't miss this practical look at how to handle a special kind of grant or subgrant.
Prerequisites: Some knowledge of federal grants management is helpful but not necessary
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 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 and NACUBO. 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 Program Administrators
- Grant and Contract Administrators
- Federal Program Managers
- Principal Investigators
- Internal Auditors
- External Auditors
- Finance Directors
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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