Upcoming Webinar Series: OMB Grant Guidelines Webinar

Posted on: September 1st, 2015 by Brett Schwartz

OMB_bannerNADO invites you to participate in a three-part webinar series aimed at helping executive directors, finance officers, and other staff learn how the new OMB Uniform Guidance (also referred to as the Super Circular and OMB Grant Guidelines) will impact your organizations.  Bob Lloyd of Federal Fund Management Advisors (http://federalfundmanagement NULL.com/company/professional-services) will provide the training which will occur on September 9, September 21, and October 6.  Each of the 90 minute webinars will begin at 2:00 p.m. ET and will offer you a unique opportunity to hear from the leading OMB Grant Guidelines expert.

There is a nominal fee to participate in each webinar ($59 for NADO members and $99 for non-NADO members) and you must register for each of the three webinars separately.  Two business days prior to the webinar you will receive an email from NADO confirming your registration and providing you with a link to access the webinar to which you registered.

Below are descriptions of each of the webinars and links to register.

Super_Circular (https://nadowp NULL.memberpoint NULL.com/WebPortal/Conference/RegistrationProcessOverview NULL.aspx?id=56)

The federal government is in the midst of implementing the most far reaching set of changes to grants management policies in over 40 years. The impact on NADO members is huge. The new rules affect not only how federal agencies will interact with your organization directly but also how state agencies and other “pass-through entities” will make and oversee subawards you receive.  They also instruct on how to go about handling those duties when your organization is the awarding agency. Significant changes have been made in longstanding policy areas affecting grant application, award administration, and audit. As a result, there are some new vulnerabilities to questioned and disallowed costs and other sanctions. This session will highlight the key changes in the federal requirements in layman’s terms and will provide an awareness of how to handle them from a position of strength.  Click here to register (https://nadowp NULL.memberpoint NULL.com/WebPortal/Conference/RegistrationProcessOverview NULL.aspx?id=56)

OMB_requirements (https://nadowp NULL.memberpoint NULL.com/WebPortal/Conference/RegistrationProcessOverview NULL.aspx?id=57)

This webinar will build on the previous session and provide more detailed treatment of those aspects of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) “Super Circular” on which finance and administrative staff will need a strong working knowledge.  It will drill down on major policy changes affecting internal controls, subrecipient management and monitoring, time and effort reporting, and cost allowability.  It will also highlight areas where policies and procedures need to be reviewed and perhaps strengthened to create an “audit ready” posture for your organization.  Click here to register (https://nadowp NULL.memberpoint NULL.com/WebPortal/Conference/RegistrationProcessOverview NULL.aspx?id=57)

Indirect (https://nadowp NULL.memberpoint NULL.com/WebPortal/Conference/RegistrationProcessOverview NULL.aspx?id=58)

One of the major areas of policy change brought about under the federal grant reform package rolled out by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) late last year involves recovery of indirect costs. There is probably no area of federal fund management that is the subject of more misunderstanding than that one.  Unfortunately, some of the welcome changes that OMB crafted to try to address misconceptions and misapplication of previous policies have created new questions and concerns.  This webinar will get to the bottom of the letter and intent of the new policies from the unique perspective of regional organizations.  And it will identify strategies and tactics for how to apply them and assure that the full cost of implementing and administering your federal awards can be recovered.  Click here to register (https://nadowp NULL.memberpoint NULL.com/WebPortal/Conference/RegistrationProcessOverview NULL.aspx?id=58)

About the trainer:

Bob Lloyd (http://federalfundmanagement NULL.com/company/professional-services) 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 A Guide to OMB Grant Reform (http://federalfundmanagement NULL.com/guide-omb-grant-reform) and several other reference works on federal grants management and audits, and currently serves as contributing editor to Federal Grants News (http://www NULL.aiseducation NULL.com/GRA_product NULL.html), published by Atlantic Information Services.  He also is a Charter Life Member of the National Grants Management Association and served on its Board of Directors for five years.

Questions about this webinar series?  Please contact Laurie Thompson at [email protected] (lthompson null@null nado NULL.org) or 202.624.5948.

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