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Webinar • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 • 1:00 - 2:30pm ET 


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$249.00 Grant Funding for State and Local Governments: Overseeing Subrecipients and Contracts (OnDemand)

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Webinar Details

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

When federal funding flows down to states and local governments, so do federal requirements for maintaining proper oversight of subgrantees and contractors.

Unfortunately, all-too-many state and local agency grantees still follow old rules. They have missed (or misunderstood) the host of changes Uniform Guidance has made in what must—and must not—be done. Without understanding what now constitutes proper oversight of subrecipients, agencies risk violating requirements every time federal grant funds are used to procure goods and services.

Here’s how to make sure you’re in step with the current requirements.

Register now for Grant Funding for State and Local Governments: Overseeing Subrecipients and Contracts.

In this 90-minute webinar, attorneys from Venable’s Government Contracts Group — Dismas Locaria and Melanie Jones Totman—explain critical changes in the today’s regulatory environment. From procurement to administration, you will explore key differences the Uniform Guidance has made in the responsibilities of states and local governments.

Avoid violating requirements you may not even know exist. Step by step, these compliance experts walk you through how Uniform Guidance has changed key aspects of grant funding. You will also examine where—and how—new requirements apply when funds are passed down to subgrantees and contractors. Plus, you will have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now to make sure you’re completely up to date with current requirements affecting grant funding for state and local governments, including:

  • The basics you must know about the current requirements that now apply to federal grants and cooperative agreements
  • Differences between past requirements and what’s required under the Uniform Guidance
  • How to oversee the subgranting of federal funds to grantees or contractors
  • Current requirements for procuring goods and services with government funds
  • Tips for implementing an effective and compliant program for administering federal grant funds

Remember, there have been a host of regulatory changes over the past few years. Don’t risk missing—or misunderstanding—even one of those new requirements. Take this opportunity to get expert guidance for staying on the right side of Uniform Grant guidance.

Register now for Grant Funding for State and Local Governments: Overseeing Subrecipients and Contracts.


Dismas Locaria

Dismas (Diz) Locaria is a partner with the firm's Government Contracts Group. Mr. Locaria's practice focuses on assisting government grant recipients and contractors in all aspects of working with the Federal government. Mr. Locaria has extensive experience assisting clients with regulatory and grant/contract term counseling, compliance (including ethics and integrity compliance), responsibility matters, such as suspension, debarment and other grant/contracting exclusions. Mr. Locaria has a wealth of knowledge regarding grant regulations, including the application of these regulations to both prime contractors/grant recipients and subcontractors/subgrantees. This knowledge has enabled Mr. Locaria to assist both for-profit and nonprofit organizations with meeting the requirements for becoming a federal grantee or contractor, interpreting the implication of regulatory, grant and contract and terms to clients’ work and operations, evaluating and advising grantees and contractors on intellectual property issues and agreement modifications, among many other issues.

Melanie Jones Totman

Melanie Jones Totman is an associate with Venable’s Government Contracts team where she provides clients with legal advice related to both federal and state procurement law, including complex compliance matters under the Federal Acquisition Regulation, the Office of Management and Budget Circulars, and various state procurement laws and grant regulations. She generally advises clients on small business, False Claims Act, and mandatory disclosure issues. Ms. Totman has broad experience in the defense of audits by various Offices of Inspector General, federal agencies, and the Defense Contract Audit Agency. She represents clients in a variety of bid protests before the United States Government Accountability Office and the United States Court of Federal Claims. 

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