Thompson Grants a division of CBIS


Tuesday, January 10, 2017 • 1:00 pm ET/12:00 pm CT/11:00 am MT/10:00 am PT

Webinar Details

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Duration: 90-minute

Most grant administrators understand that complying with the Uniform Grant Guidance means having written policies for every facet of the program. What many grant administrators don’t know is that compliance isn’t the only motivation.

Proper written policies can also be one of the best ways to improve internal controls, making it possible to enforce rules that minimize the likelihood of fraud, waste and abuse. Strong policies do more than bolstering grant performance: if an auditor comes knocking, they can provide a “reasonable assurance” defense against cost disallowances.

Here’s how to write new grant policies that help you comply, perform and protect your funding.

Register now for Policies and Procedures in 2017: Complying with the Uniform Guidance!

In this 90-minute webinar, grant expert Sandra Swab presents today’s best practices on how to comply with Uniform Grant Guidance’s written-policy requirements—and how to use your own policies and procedures as internal controls for optimizing performance so there’s less worry about audit findings or cost disallowances.

Don’t risk trial and error on policies. Instead, you’ll learn how to define what policies are needed in every aspect of your program.  You’ll also have a template of best practices to use in writing your policies to minimize the likelihood of fraud, waste and abuse and provide “reasonable assurance” that you’ve made a good faith attempt to comply with the terms of the grant.  Plus, you can ask your specific questions during the Q&A portion of the presentation.

Reserve your space now to sharpen the skills needed to write new policies that ensure compliance and performance, including:

  • Areas where OMB expects to see specific written policies in place
  • How to use the uniform guidance to help define policies for your organization
  • The difference between policies and procedures and why it matters
  • How to develop procedures from written policies and use them as internal controls
  • How to align policies with the current uniform guidance plus subsequent guidance coming from federal agencies
  • When to request clarification from a federal awarding agency on certain policies—and how to document those clarifications
  • And more!

Great value!

Register by phone line rather than by the number of attendees so you can bring your entire team.

Register now!

Who Will Benefit

This webinar is of value to any federal grant recipient. Personnel who will benefit the most include:

  • Grant administrators
  • Grant program staff
  • Accounting and finance staff
  • Internal auditors
  • Independent auditors

Bottom line: You need written policies to comply with uniform guidance. In this webinar, you learn how to go the extra step and learn how to write those policies so they become strong internal controls for safeguarding the integrity and performance of your program.

Register now!

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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