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Risk and Integrity Assessments Under FAPIIS - What You Need To Know

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 • 1:00 pm ET/12:00 pm CT/11:00 am MT/10:00 am PT


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Subject: Grants Management

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Advanced Preparation: None

On January 1, 2016, new revisions to the uniform guidance went into effect. The revisions changed how federal grants applicants and recipients are reviewed. Not only will proposals undergo merit reviews and risk assessments for both applicants and recipients, but now applicants and recipients must also prepare for new integrity reviews.

You could come out “not qualified” to receive or keep federal awards and that label will be posted publicly for five years on the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS). Just think what damage that can do to your eligibility not just for the one award, but for all federal grants!

Here’s what you must know to make sure you’re prepared to measure up and keep your eligibility.

Register now for Risk and Integrity Assessments Under FAPIIS - What You Need To Know

In this 90-minute webinar, grants compliance expert Sandra Swab explains how OMB’s focus of risks and performance under the uniform guidance will affect the way federal grant applicants and recipients will be reviewed. You’ll learn how the integrity reviews that once applied only to federal contractors are now being applied to the grants community, and steps you can take to avoid public designation as “not qualified” in FAPIIS—a label that can damage your eligibility for any federal award.

Prepare for new procedures and expectations. You’ll get practical guidance on what the new integrity reviews will involve, who’s affected and how to prepare. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask the experts your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now to address new FAPIIS requirements. Upon completion of the webinar, you will:

  • Understand federal intent to reduce waste, fraud and abuse and how it can affects your grant programs.
  • Raise awareness of risk and integrity reviews for grant applicants and recipients.
  • Understand specific requirements of the Duncan Hunter Act Section 872 and FAPIIS.
  • Recognize the impact Section 872 has on the uniform grant guidance and on suspension and debarment processes.
  • Know steps you can take to prepare for integrity reviews and protect award eligibility. 

Remember, these dramatic changes affect every federal granting agency, every federal grant recipient and everyone who works with grants. Don’t risk being labeled “not qualified!” Make sure your entire grants team knows how to measure up to the new expectations—and stay eligible for new awards.

Register now for Risk and Integrity Assessments Under FAPIIS - What You Need To Know

Who Will Benefit

This webinar is of immediate value for federal agencies as well as any nonfederal pass-through entity, recipient or subrecipient of a federal grant award. Attendees who will benefit the most include:

  • Grant administrators
  • Grant program staff
  • Grant accounting and finance staff


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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