Thompson Grants a division of CBIS

Intro to Indirect Cost Recovery

Webinar • Thursday, March 22, 2018 • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET


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$249.00 Intro to Indirect Cost Recovery (OnDemand)
Webinar Details

Subject: Grants Development & Management

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

Did you know that grantees can recoup overhead and administrative costs on federal contracts? Do you know how the Uniform Guidance makes it possible—and how you can go about recovering this additional funding?

Unfortunately, many federal grant recipients don’t know. As competition for awards intensifies and funding levels shrink, it is crucial to know how to recover every dollar available to your organization.

This webinar offers you an introductory course to indirect cost recovery, and will show you where to start.

Register now for Intro to Indirect Cost Recovery.

In this 90-minute webinar, Capital Edge consultant Dan Durst explains indirect-cost-recovery principles under the Uniform Guidance.  You will learn the practical steps federal grantees must take immediately to recoup overhead and administrative costs.

Offset funding reductions. From negotiating rates, to meeting timelines and presenting your proposal, you will learn how to maximize grant dollars for indirect costs—which reduces the need for additional fundraising. You will also have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now to learn how indirect cost recovery works.

This webinar offers an overview on a variety of topics, including:

  • The differences between direct and indirect costs
  • Pools vs. bases
  • Allocation methods
  • Cost principles
  • Distorting items
  • Proposal timelines
  • How rates are applied

Attend this webinar and you will come away with strong, base-level knowledge on how indirect cost recovery works.

Register now for Intro to Indirect Cost Recovery.

This webinar is of value to state and local governments, Indian tribes, institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations and other non-federal entities. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Controller
  • Director of Finance
  • Grants Administrator
  • Program Manager
  • Accounting and Finance Staff
  • Internal and External Auditors


Dan Durst

Dan Durst is a Manager at Capital Edge Consulting, with extensive experience in various accounting and compliance issues related to Federal government contracts and grants. Dan’s areas of expertise include Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal awards to non-Federal entities (Uniform Guidance), Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). Dan is also well-versed in various levels of audit support including DCAA, Single Audit, and Inspector General audits. Dan’s industry experience includes defense, nonprofit, and public sector. Dan has assisted clients with Indirect Cost Rate Proposal Development, Indirect Rate Structure Assessment, Subrecipient Monitoring Support, Audit Support and Risk Assessment, Audit Findings Remediation, Procurement System Certification, Internal Controls Assessment, Forensic Investigations, Grants Closeout Support, and other regulatory compliance matters. Prior to joining Capital Edge, Dan was an audit supervisor and lead consultant for Clarke Leiper PLLC, a member of the AICPA’s Government Audit Quality Center. Dan has previously held security clearances with the U.S. Department of Defense, including Secret Clearance. While contracted by the U.S. Department of State Dan conducted audits and analysis at the U.S. Embassies in 19 foreign countries. Dan has supervised and performed several Single Audits under both OMB A-133 and the new Uniform Guidance. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a minor in Information Technology and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from George Mason University.

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