Sensible Subrecipient Oversight: Connecting All The Dots

Webinar • Monday, November 20, 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

For recipients of federal grants that subaward funds to other organizations, monitoring these subrecipients has been a years-long policy emphasis that contributes heavily to internal control and award compliance.

One of the problems has been the tendency of pass-through entities to equate monitoring with site visits. But oversight activities actually run the gamut from pre-award vetting and subrecipient risk assessment through a variety of post-award actions that can produce actionable information all the way to continuing accountability that lives on after closeout.

Mandates for subrecipient oversight are spread across the federal policy landscape. There are a host of required steps and commonsense practices that can assure effective “oversight” is really taking place. This webinar will present these in an authoritative sequence enabling you to assess your current policies and practices and upgrade them as necessary. We will cover:

  • Uniform Entity Identifier numbers—who needs them?
  • Getting subrecipients registered in the System for Award Management (sam.gov)
  • Pre-award risk assessments—stated (and unstated) components and steps
  • Providing technical assistance to subrecipients—early and often
  • Crafting alternative subaward agreements that communicate essential components
  • Using “differential accountability” as a tool to deal with problem subrecipients
  • Reassessing subaward reporting content and frequency to balance accountability and burden
  • Site visits—when to conduct them and what to look for
  • Subaward closeout instructions in the face of federal policy silence
  • Single audit reporting oversight: subrecipient compliance and audit findings resolution


  • Grants Managers
  • Sponsored Projects Administrators
  • Executives
  • Finance Directors
  • Legal Counsels
  • Accounting Staff
  • Internal Auditors

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

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