Understanding the Uniform Grants Guidance Workshop


  • Start: August 25, 2022 8:30 am
  • End: August 26, 2022 1:00 pm

Is your organization in compliance with current grant requirements? Learn about Federal grants management rules under the Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Grants Guidance during this special, small-group workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 25-26, 2022.

Make sure that you are in compliance with current grants management requirements by attending the Understanding the Uniform Grants Guidance Workshop.  When you attend this two-day training, you will learn about the key rules in the Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Grants Guidance (also known as the “OMB Super Circular”).  The training will cover all the major areas of the Uniform Guidance from the pre-award phase to performance to audits.  You will learn about administrative requirements (including procurement and management of grant-funded property), cost principles (including direct and indirect costs), key definitions, audit standards (including internal controls), and general requirements for recipients and subrecipients.  In addition, the training has a small-group format both for your safety and to maximize your ability to interact with the workshop instructor and ask questions.  This is the in-person Uniform Grants Guidance training that you have been requesting!

Make sure to join your fellow grants management professionals for this timely training to learn more about the Uniform Grants Guidance.  However, seating is extremely limited for the Understanding the Uniform Grants Guidance Workshop.  Register today to attend this small-group grants management workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 25-26, 2022.

 

 

TOPICS

During this special two-day training, you will learn about the major compliance and performance requirements for recipients and subrecipients under the Uniform Grants Guidance.  We will cover both recent changes and the fundamentals for managing Federal grants and subawards.  By attending, you will learn about the following:

  • Recent changes to the OMB’s Uniform Grants Guidance;
  • Pre-award requirements under the Uniform Grants Guidance;
  • Basic administrative and fiscal management requirements;
  • Recordkeeping requirements for grant-funded entities;
  • Management and disposition of grant-funded property;
  • Procurement standards and best practices for grant-funded organizations;
  • Cost allowability under the Uniform Guidance’s cost principles;
  • Direct and indirect costs (including indirect cost rates);
  • Audit standards and internal controls; and,
  • Avoiding common grants management mistakes.

Our Understanding the Uniform Grants Guidance Workshop will discuss these important topics and more to help you stay in compliance with current grants management requirements.  In addition, you will have multiple opportunities to ask your individual Uniform Guidance and other grants management questions throughout the workshop.

AGENDA

This Understanding the Uniform Grants Guidance Workshop is scheduled for August 25-26, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia.  We have an exciting, updated curriculum planned for this in-person training.  The cancellation deadline for the workshop is August 1, 2022.  Our agenda for each day is as follows:

Day One (Thursday, August 25, 2022)

Sign-in for the day and enjoy a Continental breakfast before the first session.

The opening session will explain the background of the Uniform Grants Guidance and outline recent changes.  You will also learn about general provisions and pre-award considerations.  In addition, this session will cover some of the key terms used in the Uniform Guidance.

Enjoy a 15-minute break between the morning sessions of the Understanding the Uniform Grants Guidance Workshop.

This session will explain important post-award administrative requirements in Subpart D of the Uniform Grants Guidance.  These include rules for fiscal management, standards for managing grant-funded property, rules for making and managing subawards, recordkeeping requirements for grant-funded entities, and requirements for closeouts and post-closeout adjustments.  This session will also discuss common funding sources remedies.  You will learn about these and other major rules for managing Federal grants and subawards.

Lunch will be provided on-site for all workshop attendees during this 45-minute break.

Procurement  is one of the most complex areas under the Uniform Grants Guidance.  Failure to follow the procurement standards can result in costly disallowances and even loss of grant funding.  Therefore, grantees and subrecipients need to understand these important requirements.  This session will explain the Uniform Guidance's procurement standards and best practices for procurement using Federal funding.

Enjoy a 15-minute break between the afternoon sessions of the Understanding the Uniform Grants Guidance Workshop.

In creating the Uniform Grants Guidance, the OMB sought more consistent treatment of costs while also limiting allowability for certain items.  Although the Uniform Guidance's cost principles reflect these simple goals, the cost principles themselves are far from simple.  This session will introduce the cost principles and explain the general rules for allowability (i.e., what expenses can be charged to your Federal awards and subawards).

The first day of the Understanding the Uniform Grants Guidance Workshop will conclude at 4:30 pm on August 25, 2022.

Day Two (Friday, August 26, 2022)

Sign-in for the second day of the Understanding the Uniform Grants Guidance Workshop and enjoy a Continental breakfast before the first session.

This session builds upon the discussion of the general cost principles from the previous day.  In addition to the general cost principles, the Uniform Grants Guidance also contains rules for allowability for over fifty specific items.  However, these rules can be confusing.  This session will look at the most common (and commonly misunderstood) of the selected items of cost and explain the Uniform Guidance's treatment of these costs.

Enjoy a 15-minute break between this morning's sessions of the Understanding the Uniform Grants Guidance Workshop.

In addition to administrative requirements and cost principles, the Uniform Grants Guidance contains standards for implementing the Single Audit Act in Subpart F.  This session will explain those audit standards and recent changes.  During this session, participants will also learn about internal controls, including the preferred internal control framework under the Uniform Guidance.

Attendees will receive a box lunch, which they can eat onsite or take with them.

The Understanding the Uniform Grants Guidance Workshop will conclude at 1:00 pm on August 26, 2022.

OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES

When you attend the Understanding the Uniform Grants Guidance Workshop, you will learn about the key provisions of the OMB’s Uniform Grants Guidance that both recipients and subrecipients of Federal awards must follow.  After attending the training, you will be able to:

  • Outline the parts and major provisions of the Uniform Grants Guidance;
  • Identify the OMB’s recent changes to the Uniform Grants Guidance;
  • Identify key definitions used in the Uniform Grants Guidance;
  • List the administrative and fiscal management requirements for Federal awards;
  • Identify the requirements for managing grant-funded property;
  • List the standards for procurement under the Uniform Guidance;
  • Outline the general requirements for allowable costs;
  • Distinguish direct and indirect costs under the cost principles;
  • Describe the internal control requirements for grant-funded organizations; and,
  • Identify the current standards for conducting Single Audit Act audits.

AUDIENCE

The Understanding the Uniform Grants Guidance Workshop is intended for everyone involved in administering Federal grants and grant-funded programs.  The training is recommended for governing body members, officers, executives, managers, fiscal staff, program staff, and other grants management professionals.  The experience level for this training is basic.  No prerequisites for attendance exist, and no advance preparation is required.

SPEAKER

R. Brian Tipton is a practicing attorney with more than two decades’ worth of experience working with nonprofits, governmental units, and other grant-funded organizations across the United States.  Currently, Brian is Managing Director with Private Client Law 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.

WORKSHOP LOCATION

The training will be held at the AMA Atlanta Executive Conference Center, conveniently located at 1170 Peachtree Street on the Third Floor of the Proscenium Building (corner of Peachtree Street and Fourteenth Street).  Attendees have several hotel options within a block of the conference center.  Attendees staying at the Marriott Suites Atlanta Midtown, Moxy Atlanta Midtown, or AC Hotel Atlanta Midtown, can receive special, discounted AMA room rates while attending training at the Atlanta Executive Conference Center.  Reservations for the Marriott Suites Atlanta Midtown can be made online by clicking on this Marriott Suites reservations link.  For reservations at the Moxy Atlanta Midtown or the AC Hotel Suites Atlanta Midtown, please use this online Moxy and AC Hotel reservations link.  Regardless of your hotel choice, because the number of rooms available at the AMA discount rate is very limited, we advise making your hotel reservations as soon as possible.

 

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