Pass-Through Entities: How to Effectively Deal With “Higher Risk” Subrecipients

Webinar • Tuesday, June 27, 2023 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT

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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

Many federal assistance programs are designed so that a primary recipient — the “pass-through entity” — receives a large grant directly from the federal government and then turns around and awards a big chunk of the money to subrecipients. In doing so, the pass-through entity inherits substantial oversight responsibility for those subrecipients.

Whether your organization has dozens, scores or even hundreds of subrecipients, their management capacity is hardly uniform. Many of those are funded because their organization and its program beneficiaries need the financial resources that a subaward will provide. So, working with subrecipients sometimes requires balancing encouragement, accountability and enforcement.

The federal requirements lay out some oversight tools available to handle the job. But they stop short of showing you how to use them in the wide variety of situations that pass-through entities routinely confront. That’s what this webinar will help you do. You’ll learn:

  • How to rate “higher risk” through:
    • Pre-award review(s)
    • Post-award monitoring
    • Resolving audit findings
  • How to fashion realistic special conditions in subaward agreements by:
    • Fitting solutions to the actual problems
    • Avoiding the tendency to “throw the book”
    • Creating pathways to compliance and performance
  • How to provide training and technical assistance that’s:
    • Tailored
    • Actionable
    • Relied upon

Pass-through entities have a big stake in the program and administrative success of all of their subrecipients. But higher risk subrecipients can present special challenges. Attend this practical session to overcome those challenges.


  • Grant and contract managers
  • Sponsored programs administrators
  • Executives
  • Finance directors
  • Legal counsels
  • Accounting staff
  • Subaward monitors
  • Internal auditors
  • Grant project directors

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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