Grants Management Fundamentals for Program Personnel: A Quick Immersion

Webinar • Tuesday, January 29, 2019 • 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET

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$249.00 Grants Management Fundamentals for Program Personnel: A Quick Immersion (01.29.19) (CD Only)
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Prerequisites: Some knowledge of federal grant management and audit requirements is helpful

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

Not everyone in a federally funded organization needs to be an expert on the detailed grants management policies issued by the Office of Management and Budget. However, because many people with differing job responsibilities have roles to play in making sure that federal awards are performed properly, there are some key policies that everyone needs to know and understand.

Too often, staff with program responsibilities take actions involving the federal grants they work with that put their organization at risk. Frequently, that’s because no one took the time to explain to them key policy fundamentals, now embedded in what some call the Super Circular.

A little bit of preventative training can help program staff avoid being “dangerous.” They don’t need a “deep dive.” Rather, what they need is a “quick immersion.” Presented in laymen’s terms, this webinar will highlight the key policies in the Super Circular that program personnel need to know to be effective stewards of federal grant funding.

Participants will learn about:

  • Required documentation for personnel expenses (time and effort reporting).
  • Key steps to take when purchasing goods and services with grant funds.
  • How to “partner” with subrecipients — and then monitor them.
  • Rules for taking care of equipment and supplies acquired under a federal award.
  • Why the question “Can we charge this to our grant?” is still often answered, “It depends.”
  • The long list of required grant reports and the consequences for doing them late or wrong or not at all.
  • Why the folks in your finance department who sign grant reports act like they do.
  • What auditors are looking for, and how to send them away satisfied
  • How effective (or ineffective) grants management will affect your future federal funding

Bob Lloyd, principal of Federal Fund Management Advisor™, will conduct this session and provide chapter and verse about “where does it say that?” He has years of experience and expertise in providing program staff members an overview of the fundamentals of federal grants management policies.

Who Should Attend?

  • Project directors
  • Program managers
  • Principal research investigators
  • Grant and contract managers
  • Sponsored projects administrators
  • Purchasing agents
  • Finance directors
  • Federal program managers
  • Principal investigators
  • Legal counsels
  • Internal auditors 

Hand-out Materials:

Attendees will receive presentation slides as well as access to background materials.

Allowable Charges

The costs of webinars sponsored by Federal Fund Management Advisor™ are allowable charges to your federal grants and subgrants. The cost principles issued by OMB under its uniform guidance (and applicable to all types of awardees) state, “The cost of training and education for employee development is allowable” (2 CFR 200.472).

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