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Don't Lose Your Funding:
Demonstrate "Substantial Progress" Towards Achieving Grant Objectives

Webinar • Thursday, November 16, 2017 • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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Subject: Grants Development & Management

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

Are you making “substantial progress” achieving the objectives mapped out in your approved federal grant award?  If not, your awarding agency could hold you accountable for low performance.

Uniform Grant Guidance shifted your obligations. Instead of simply demonstrating ultimate achievement of your objectives you must now be able to report steady, tangible progress every step of the way. As agencies intensify their monitoring, grantees need new ways to ensure their grants management can withstand the toughest scrutiny.

Now, a leading grants compliance officer shows you how to use policies, milestones, draw-downs and grant-reporting practices to demonstrate the progress your awarding agency expects to see.

Register now for Don't Lose Your Funding: Demonstrate "Substantial Progress" Towards Achieving Grant Objectives.

In this 90-minute webinar, grants compliance officer Toni DeMaglio shares internal practices and processes proven to help federal grant recipients shine as awarding agencies scrutinize performance—and progress—during every step of the grant lifecycle.

Demonstrating new accountability.  You will learn what “substantial progress” means under Uniform Grant Guidance. You will also explore recent trends federal agencies are using to hold grantees accountable for the objectives they defined in their grant awards. Plus, you will have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now to know how to demonstrate steady and substantial progress on attaining your grant goals, including:

  • Understanding the specific areas of the Uniform Grant Guidance that mandate your obligations under 200.328 Monitoring and reporting program performance.
  • How milestones and draw-downs shape the way federal program offices view progress
  • Common grant-reporting pitfalls—and how to avoid them
  • How to request assistance when you face challenges in achieving your objectives
  • Insight into actions federal awarding agencies can take when grantees are not making substantial progress.

Get all this troubleshooting guidance plus insights from Inspector General Audit reports and federal-agency monitoring trends that reveal real-world examples of how federal agencies are holding grantees accountable.

Register now for Don't Lose Your Funding: Demonstrate "Substantial Progress" Towards Achieving Grant Objectives.

This webinar is of value to all federal grant recipients, including state, local and tribal governments; nonprofits; institutions of higher learning; and hospitals. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Project Directors
  • Principle Investigators
  • Grant Managers
  • Research Administrators

YOUR EXPERT(S):

Toni Demaglio

Toni DeMaglio is currently responsible for the post-award grant management at Seminole State College of Florida. In this capacity, she provides interpretation of policies and rules to insure the conformance of federal and state laws, rules, regulations and agency/program policies. Her primary responsibility is to keep grants in the state of audit-readiness by providing technical assistance to college personnel in the areas of fiscal integrity as they relate to programmatic activities. She works closely with project directors and financial services to prevent and identify activities and charges that would be unallowable under grant regulations, and if required, recommends corrective action plans. Toni designs College grants management training for grant project directors, administrators and support staff.  She also assures that statutory/administrative requirements and grant conditions have been met during the closeout of each grant.

In her 15 years of post-award management she has served in a grants compliance officer capacity at two institutions. Her pervious grants management experience includes serving as a project director for federal, state, and private grants, under her leadership, grants consistently exceeded their objectives.

Her consultant experience has included being retained as a compliance expert for a US Department of Labor grant; assessing post-award management gaps and recommending processes and procedure improvements; and assessing post-award management needs and designing grants management professional development training. She is often requested to present at national and statewide conferences on compliance and grant management issues; and has served as a peer panel reviewer for seven federal grant award competitions. Toni has chaired the Education Committee for the National Grants Management Association and served as a Director for the National Grants Management Association Board. She served as one of the six subject matter experts who developed the content of the Body of Knowledge for the Specialist Certification in Grants Management.

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