Identifying Signs of Federal Grant Fraud

Webinar • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 • 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET

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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

You’ve seen media stories about how a trusted employee or a seemingly reliable contractor got caught defrauding a federal grant recipient or subrecipient. When you delve into the details, something fishy often had been going on for a long time, but no one in the organization noticed. And perhaps even worse, the situation frequently comes to light through dumb luck.

Led by inspectors general in grant-making agencies, the federal government has been trying to prevent and detect fraud in federal grant programs for decades. In a highly decentralized system with tens of thousands of organizations involved with grants, fraud vulnerability is often greatest at the recipient and subrecipient level. So, it largely falls to those organizations to understand what grant fraud is, to recognize indicators that might arise in the design and operation of programs, and to deal with the consequences.

This webinar will help you identify the signs of federal grant fraud. You’ll learn about:

  • Key federal laws and regulations that prohibit grant fraud and provide “teeth” when it’s detected
  • Situations that make grant fraud possible
  • Federal administrative and cost policies that increase vulnerability
  • Possible “red flag” fraud indicators involving matters like:
    • Conflict of interest
    • Bribery
    • Kickbacks
    • Product and personnel substitution
    • Cost mischarging and double-charging
    • Defective pricing
    • Collusion
    • Set-aside schemes and “fronts”
    • Misappropriation
    • Money laundering
    • Mail and wire fraud
  • Mandates for recipient, subrecipient and auditor disclosures
  • Critical role of internal controls
  • Required and advisable preventive and remedial actions

This session will help you assess your federal grant operations with a more sensitive nose and with open eyes. Join Bob Lloyd, Principal of Federal Fund Management Advisor, for this informative session.


  • Grant and contract managers
  • Sponsored projects administrators
  • Governing body members
  • Executives
  • Finance directors
  • Accounting staff
  • Program managers
  • Principal investigators
  • Internal auditors
  • External 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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