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Employee, Contractor, or Subrecipient?
A Compliance-Based Decision-Making Process for Non-Federal Entities

Webinar • Tuesday, December 19, 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

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When it comes to defining federal grant relationships, you can’t afford to be anything less than 100% sure of what Uniform Grant Guidance requires.

Assign roles and responsibilities into the wrong categories and things can go awry: you won’t know how to strategically perform key tasks, you won’t allocate budget funds correctly, and you could face stiff enforcement actions over noncompliance with 2 CFR 200 regulations.

Why risk all that? Instead, discover a decision-making process that lets you trade guesswork for compliance—and program success.

Register now for Employee, Contractor or Subrecipient? A Compliance-Based Decision-Making Process for Non-Federal Entities?.

This 90-minute webinar explains how the Uniform Grant Guidance affects decisions about to define relationships, roles and responsibilities. In addition to mapping out compliance requirements, Elizabeth Gombash draws on nearly 30 years of working on pre-award matters in the world of federal grants to help you meet the real-world operational issues that can arise in managing internal and external relationships.

Design and implement compliant processes.  You will learn a compliance-based approach that helps take the guesswork out of categorizing employees, contractors and subrecipients correctly—so you can allocate grant funds to the right budget categories.  You will also explore how to use the process to make decisions about who needs to be hired and how to handle products and/or services your organization doesn’t provide. Plus, you will have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now to gain regulatory and practical knowledge for making the right decisions about grant roles, relationships and responsibilities, including:

  • How the Uniform Grant Guidance distinguishes between personnel, contractor and subrecipient relationships
  • What expectations non-federal entities are expected to meet in sorting roles and responsibilities into relationship categories
  • How to distinguish between different types of agreement instruments based on project roles and responsibilities
  • The basic elements required for subaward agreements and contracts to be compliant
  • How to avoid the common risks associated with internal and external grant relationships

Remember, defining grant roles and relationships is critical to allocating grant funds correctly. Do not miss this opportunity to learn how to apply a decision-making strategy that keeps you compliant—and successful.

Register now for Employee, Contractor or Subrecipient? A Compliance-Based Decision-Making Process for Non-Federal Entities?.

This webinar is of value to all federal grant recipients, new federal agency program managers and companies that provide pre-award or post-award services involving federal grants. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Grant writers
  • Grant administrators
  • Grant managers
  • Grant project directors
  • Grant purchasing staff
  • Grant human resources staff


Elizabeth Gombash

Elizabeth Gombash is Associate Vice President of Strategic Grants Planning and Development at Seminole State College of Florida. She has nearly 30 years of grant writing and grant management experience, including spending four years working as a federal grants management specialist and providing diverse grant writing, grant system analysis, and strategic planning services to college and university clients over the past 11 years as the head of G Team Communication, LLC, her education consulting company. Grants written by Ms. Gombash have been funded for over $110 million by federal, state, and private sources, including grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the Health Resources and Services Administration. She has maintained an average annual funding rate of nearly 80%.

In addition to grant proposal development, Ms. Gombash specializes in developing institutional grants management capacity to keep pace with evolving funder regulations and interpretations relating to internal control systems. She is a nationally recognized authority in grant writing and grants management, rooted in her years of practical experience combined with her extensive knowledge of funder regulations, rules, and policies.

She has delivered numerous training workshops and conference presentations around the country and written articles for professional publications. Ms. Gombash has served as a director on the national boards for the National Grants Management Association and the Council for Resource Development, and currently serves on Thompson Grants’ Editorial Advisory Board.

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