Key Topics in Grants Management 2023

  • Start: May 16, 2023 2:00 pm
  • End: May 24, 2023 4:00 pm

Are you looking to take your knowledge of the Uniform Grants Guidance to the next level? Learn more about important areas of Federal grants management when you attend the Key Topics in Grants Management Webinar Series from May 16-24, 2023.

Go beyond the basics of the Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Grants Guidance with an in-depth examination of key topics in Federal grants management. The 2023 edition of Key Topics in Grants Management will provide you with detailed explanations of important grants management requirements in four areas: subawards, grant-funded property, remedies, and recordkeeping.  The series will open with a discussion of how to make and manage subawards under the Uniform Guidance.  Next, you will learn about the complex rules for managing grant-funded property, including common compliance issues.  The third installment in the series will explain the remedies available to funding sources to address noncompliance with award terms and how grantees can respond to enforcement actions and protect their rights.  During the final webinar, you learn about recordkeeping requirements under the Uniform Guidance, when organizations should go beyond those requirements, and considerations in creating records retention and destruction policies.

The fast-paced Key Topics in Grants Management Webinar Series will take place over two weeks with a new topic each session.  Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time starting May 16, 2023, and finishing May 24, 2023.  Registration opportunities are limited to maintain a small group dynamic permitting maximum participation in each session’s question-and-answer period.  Your registration also includes access to a recorded version of each session to review on-demand for 30 days.  Sign-up today to learn more about managing Federal awards and subawards and how to avoid common problem areas.




Take a more detailed look at important grants management requirements and issues.  During this four-part webinar series, you will explore major topics and problem areas in managing awards and subawards under the OMB’s Uniform Guidance.  Key Topics in Grants Management will feature a new subject each session.  Over the series, you will learn about the following:

  • Making and monitoring subawards;
  • Considerations in selecting subrecipients;
  • Distinguishing subawards from procurement;
  • Managing equipment and other federally-funded property;
  • Federal interest and issues in property disposition;
  • Recordkeeping and retention requirements under the Uniform Guidance;
  • Best practices in establishing record retention and destruction policies;
  • Grant-related remedies available to funding sources;
  • Rights of recipients facing funding source enforcement actions; and,
  • Avoiding common compliance issues under the Uniform Grants Guidance.

The webinars will explore these key grants management topics and more.  Each webinar will also include a dedicated audience question-and-answer period.  In addition, you will be able to ask your individual questions about the OMB’s Uniform Grants Guidance and important grants management issues.


Join us this May for this in-depth webinar series.  All webinars start at 2:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time (1:00 P.M. Central Daylight Time, 12:00 P.M. Mountain Daylight Time, and 11:00 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time).  Each webinar is two hours long, which includes the live audience question-and-answer period.  All paid registrants will also receive complimentary access to an on-demand recording for 30 days following each live webinar.

The Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Grants Guidance applies not just to direct awards but also to subawards.  The Uniform Guidance contains administrative rules for pass-throughs to follow when making subawards.  This two-hour webinar will explain these requirements for making and managing subawards.

Learn how to administer subawards by participating in this two-hour webinar.  The webinar will discuss the following topics:

  • Distinguishing between subawards and procurement transactions;
  • Assessing potential subrecipients;
  • Contents of the subaward instrument under the Uniform Guidance;
  • Treatment of indirect cost rates;
  • Uniform Guidance monitoring requirements for subrecipients;
  • Best practices in making subawards; and,
  • Avoiding problems with subawards.

By participating in this webinar, you will learn how to comply with the requirements for subawards under the Uniform Grants Guidance.  After attending, you will be able to outline the requirements for administering subawards.  You will also have the opportunity to ask your individual questions about making and managing subawards.

Grantees and subrecipients often acquire or improve real estate, equipment, supplies, and other property under their Federal awards and subawards.  The OMB's Uniform Grants Guidance contains detailed rules for managing this grant-funded property.  These rules cover several distinct types of property but, unfortunately, can be difficult to understand.  During this webinar, we will clarify the Uniform Guidance's rules for each type of property and explain how to apply them.

The webinar will discuss key requirements for managing grant-funded property in detail.  When you attend this two-hour webinar, you will learn about the following (and more):

  • Basis of the Uniform Guidance's property management requirements;
  • General property management rules under the Uniform Guidance;
  • Restrictions on use of grant-funded property;
  • Distinctions among major categories of property;
  • Equipment management requirements;
  • Federal and non-Federal interests in grant-funded property; and,
  • Disposition of grant-funded property under the Uniform Guidance.

By participating, you will learn about these and other important rules for managing grant-funded property.  After attending, you will be able to identify the requirements for managing property acquired or improved with grant funding.  You will also have the opportunity to ask your individual questions during the webinar.

What happens when grant-funded entities fail to follow the Uniform Grants Guidance or other requirements?  Funding sources have at their disposal a number of potential remedies (or enforcement actions) under the Uniform Guidance to address noncompliance.  However, grantees and subrecipients facing enforcement actions also have rights.  This webinar will cover both.

By attending, you will gain a better understanding of grantor remedies and grantee rights and how the relationship between the two could affect your organization.  Topics that you will learn about during this webinar include:

  • Recent changes to funding source remedies;
  • Basic types of remedies and enforcement actions;
  • Rights of grantees and subrecipients;
  • Administrative appeals of enforcement actions;
  • Judicial challenges to funding source remedies;
  • Application of the Administrative Procedure Act; and,
  • Frequently asked questions about enforcement actions.

When you participate in this two-hour webinar, you will learn about potential remedies and enforcement actions under the Uniform Guidance and how to avoid them.  After attending, you will be able to describe common funding source remedies and grantees' corresponding rights.  In addition, you will have opportunities to ask your individual questions.

The Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Grants Guidance requires grant-funded entities to maintain adequate documentation showing compliance with grant terms and conditions.  This also includes specific recordkeeping requirements.  In fact, the Uniform Guidance has rules covering recordkeeping, retention, access, and destruction.  By participating in this two-hour webinar, you will learn more about these important requirements and how your organization can satisfy them while also following records retention best practices.

During the webinar, you will explore recordkeeping and retention in detail, including the following topics:

  • Default requirements for records retention;
  • Exceptions to the default recordkeeping period;
  • Electronic records under the Uniform Guidance;
  • Records access requirements and restrictions;
  • Consequences of improper records disposition; and,
  • Implementing appropriate records retention and destruction policies.

In short, you will learn how your organization can satisfy the Uniform Guidance's recordkeeping requirements.  After participating, you will be able to list the requirements for records retention, access, and destruction, under the Uniform Grants Guidance.  You will also have the opportunity to get answers to your individual questions about recordkeeping during the question-and-answer period.


During the Key Topics in Grants Management Webinar Series, you will explore in detail important requirements for managing awards and subawards under the OMB’s Uniform Grants Guidance as well as related best practices.  You will also learn about recent developments affecting these key grants management requirements.  Following the webinar series, you will be able to:

  • Outline rules for making subawards under the Uniform Guidance;
  • Identify the required elements in a subaward instrument;
  • List four factors distinguishing subawards from contracts (procurement);
  • Identify the default records retention period under the Uniform Grants Guidance;
  • List at least two exceptions to the Uniform Guidance’s general records retention requirement;
  • Outline at least three funding source remedies;
  • Describe the property trust relationship and its implications;
  • List the key rules for disposing of grant-funded property;
  • Identify the requirements for managing equipment and other property under the Uniform Guidance;
  • Distinguish different types of property (such as equipment and supplies) under the Uniform Guidance; and,
  • List at least three strategies for avoiding common grants management issues.


This four-part webinar series is intended for grants management professionals wanting to expand their knowledge of Federal grants management.  To participate, you should have at least a basic understanding of the Uniform Grants Guidance.  The webinar series will provide more detailed information about selected topics to help you in performing your grant-related duties.


Each webinar in this series is recommended for 2 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit in the field of specialized knowledge.  Credit is available only for the live events; credit is not available for recorded webinars.  Attendees will need to actively participate by answering at least 8 of 10 questions during the webinar to receive credit.  The experience level for all webinars is intermediate.  Prior knowledge of the Uniform Grants Guidance is necessary; at least one year of experience in grants management is recommended.  There are no other prerequisites for attendance.  No particular educational background is required, and no advance preparation is required.


R. Brian Tipton is a practicing attorney with more than two decades of experience working with nonprofits, governmental units, and other grant-funded organizations across the United States.  Currently, Brian is the Managing Director of Tipton KPCL in Atlanta, Georgia, where he heads the firm’s tax-exempt and grant-funded solutions practice.  He is a summa cum laude graduate of the Louisiana State University and the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University.  Brian regularly represents grant-funded entities of all types in the areas of regulatory compliance, audits, funding source disputes, administrative appeals, and litigation.  Brian also consults with organizations on governance, human resources, programmatic, and corporate matters, and develops and presents training programs for nonprofits and grant-funded organizations.

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