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March 31 to March 31, 2021

Federal Grants Management Webinar Series Part 2: Playing Well with Others: Effective Collaboration in all Directions

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The second webinar in the series, Playing Well with Others: Effective Collaboration in all Directions, will occur on March 31, 2021.

Regional development organizations occupy many of the most important “intersections” in federal program implementation. On any given day, an RDO can be a direct recipient of one federal grant, a subrecipient under another one, a pass-through entity subawarding to others, a contractor under a grant, and a member of a federally funded consortium of partners—all at the same time! Your organization can thrive on these cooperative relationships—when they are effectively planned and implemented. But you can also suffer when they start to fray or go clear off the rails. And, often, the reason that they cause problems involves how the relationships were formed and documented. Differentiating among the types of relationships and introducing both required agreement features and common sense practices are essential tasks for RDO managers and staff. This webinar will encourage examination of your existing “vertical and lateral” relationships and will identify federal policies that can be used to fashion sensible effective alternatives. March 31, 2021; 1:30 – 3:30 pm Eastern; Cost is $50 for NADO members, $125 for Non-members.

Federal grants management expert, Bob Lloyd, will conduct the training. He is a respected authority on policies and practices on the award, administration, and oversight of federal grants, contracts and subawards. He has more than 40 years of experience in federal award implementation. Bob started his career as an intern with a metropolitan council of governments and subsequently rose to a senior management position with another. In his lengthy consulting practice, he has served under contract to seventeen federal awardmaking 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 eighteen foreign countries. He is the author of several reference works of grants management and audits and has served as an adjunct public administration instructor at two major universities. Bob has served NADO and its members on numerous training and advocacy engagements.

The other webinars in the series are:

Indirect Cost Fundamentals for Program Directors and Other Non-financial Regional Development Organization Staff.  This webinar will distill the requirements for recovery of indirect costs contained in federal regulations and demonstrate in easy-to-grasp terms how a resulting indirect cost rate is obtained and used while planning and executing your federally grant-funded projects and programs. Bernadette Grafton, Program Analyst, Performance and National Programs, U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), will join Bob and talk about EDA’s approach to Indirect Cost. This webinar is scheduled for Wednesday March 24 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET.

Purchasing with Federal Grant Funds: Proper Procedures and Allowable Costs, will explain the purchasing methods that are acceptable when spending federal grant funds and will demonstrate how to justify and document the costs of the most common goods and services you buy to support your awards. This webinar will be held on Wednesday April 7, 2021 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. ET.

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