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2016-Updating Your Closeout Procedures Under The Uniform Grant Guidance

Wednesday, July 20, 2016  

Webinar Details

Subject: Grants Management

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

Duration: 90 minutes

Location: Your office or conference room, per telephone connection

Course Description:

The federal grants community knows that uniform grant guidance made fundamental changes in everything from pre-award requirements to how performance must be documented. What grantees may not realize, however, is that the grant closeout process has changed, too.

Within §200.343 of the guidance, new rules and regulations apply to timeframes, documents, deliverables and even patent and copyright processes. In fact, the grantee’s responsibilities and relationship with the federal funding agency now continue even post-closeout.

OMB is serious about enforcement. That’s why it’s critical to update your closeout procedures so they won’t trigger high-profile recovery audits or loss of grant funds. Here’s where to start:

Register now for Updating Your Closeout Procedures Under The Uniform Grant Guidance

In this 90-minute webinar, nationally recognized grants consultant Sandra Swab explains how OMB’s sharp new focus on reducing fraud, waste and abuse has changed grant closeout rules and regulations. Step by step, you’ll learn exactly what you must do to get your procedures into compliance to protect current funding and access to new awards.

Comply with new post-closeout responsibilities, too. You’ll review the adjustments and responsibilities that are now associated with post-closeout—including compliance requirements many grant recipients don’t even realize have been added under uniform grant guidance. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now to align your closeout process with new uniform grant guidance rules and requirements, including how to:

  • Identify agency responsibilities associated with the closeout process
  • Provide the required timeframes for submitting final documents
  • Recognize specific requirements for non-federal entities and how to closeout associated sub-awards/contracts
  • Apply monitoring tips for non-federal recipients to manage the closeout process
  • Pinpoint continuing post-closeout responsibilities and relations with the federal funding agency

Remember, noncompliance with these new closeout procedures can prompt federal awarding agencies and pass-through entities to suspend or even terminate grant support. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the expert guidance you need to make sure you’re in step with everything that’s now required.

Register now for Updating Your Closeout Procedures Under The Uniform Grant Guidance

Who Will Benefit

This webinar is of value to all federal-grant recipients, new federal agency program managers, and everyone who works with federal grants, including:

  • Grant administrators
  • Grant program staff
  • Grant accounting and finance staff
  • Internal and external auditors
  • Organizational leaders responsible for implementation

Sandra Swab

Sandra Swab is a leading independent consultant focusing on grants, data standards and performance measurement.  She most recently retired from the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board where she served as its Data Manager and Senior Advisor for Grants, Performance and Data Standards.  She has also worked as a senior manager at KPMG and SiloSmashers after having worked at the Office of Management and Budget as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Office of Federal Financial Management. She has over 30 years of government experience in grants, finance and program management.
 

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