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Subrecipient Monitoring Under the Uniform Grant Guidance

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Webinar Details

Subject: Grants Management

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

Duration: 90 minutes

Location: Your office or conference room, per telephone connection

Course Description:

In addition to monitoring subrecipients and issuing management decisions for audit findings, uniform grant guidance creates new responsibilities for pass-through entities—and new questions.

With risk assessments, for instance, how will pass-through entities decide if special conditions should be placed on grants? How will they meet the much more stringent performance-monitoring requirements? Plus, what’s the best way to deal with uncertainty over the timing of the changes, ambiguous language and next steps by federal agencies?

Here’s expert guidance to clear the confusion on what pass-through entities can be doing now to prepare for all the changes, and all the new oversight.

Register now for Subrecipient Monitoring Under the Uniform Grant Guidance.

One of the most challenging aspects of how the uniform grant guidance treats subrecipient monitoring is that, unlike many other aspects of reform, the rules seem to bear down on fraud, waste and abuse without also easing the administrative burden. In this 90-minute webinar, Steven Spillan of Brustein & Manasevit, PLCC clearly explains the new obligations and responsibilities and offers pass-through entities advice on the best way to prepare.

Know what it will take to avoid recovery audits, loss of funds and other sanctions. From the new risk assessments to tougher performance monitoring requirements, you’ll know what procedures have to change and what new practices must be put in place. Mr. Spillan will also discuss lingering questions and concerns regarding how federal agencies may interpret these new rules. Plus, you can ask your specific questions during the Q&A portion of the presentation.

Reserve your space now to get a head start on new compliance requirements and new performance expectations, including:

  • How uniform grant guidance changes current subrecipient monitoring compliance
  • What factors pass-through entities must consider in the new risk reviews
  • How to meet new performance-monitoring requirements (such as requiring subrecipients to submit performance reports at least annually)
  • Special conditions available to pass-through entities
  • The timing of the changes
  • Next steps by federal agencies, including how they may interpret the rules

Register now for Subrecipient Monitoring Under the Uniform Grant Guidance.

Who Will Benefit

This webinar is of value to all federal granting agencies, non-federal entities receiving federal grant funds, and everyone who works with federal grants. Personnel who will benefit the most include:

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

Remember, between recovery audits and loss of grant funds, the stakes are too high not to understand exactly how subrecipient monitoring needs to change. Don’t miss this chance to get a head start on what changes to make and how.

Steven Spillan

Steven Spillan joined Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC in October 2005. Mr. Spillan assists clients with federal grants management under various federal education programs, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Higher Education Act, the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Mr. Spillan also works with clients on the requirements contained in the Uniform Grant Guidance and other administrative regulations, such as the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).

Mr. Spillan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from American University in 2005 and received his J.D. from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in May 2011. Mr. Spillan is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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