THOMPSON GRANTS ELEARNING

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Navigating Your Uniform Guidance Responsibilities as Prime and Subrecipients

Qualifies for 7 GPCI credits

Are you up to speed on the expectations for awarding, managing and accepting a subaward under 2 CFR 200? Explore the increased regulatory requirements and better understand the roles and responsibilities that will lead you on the road to a successful grant project.

This course will help you:

  • Understand the various types of subawards available under the uniform guidance.
  • Decide the type of award instrument that should be used to make a subaward, identify the components necessary for inclusion into a subaward agreement, and how subrecipients can negotiate the terms and conditions of the agreement.
  • Determine readiness to lead a grant as the prime recipient.
  • Assess whether or not engaging as a subrecipient with a particular entity will be a "good fit".
  • Understand the necessary steps to take prior to making or accepting a subaward.
  • Review the obligations of the Pass-Through Entity as defined in 2 CFR 200, including risk assessment, monitoring, and closeout of the grant award.

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Grants 101: Understanding the Federal Grants Process From Start to Finish

Qualifies for 7 GPCI credits

With the radical changes of the Uniform Guidance, too many of today’s seasoned grant seekers no longer know the basics of winning and keeping federal funding. Meanwhile, staffers new to federal grants have an even tougher situation, facing a mountain of requirements. Make sure your entire staff is up to speed with the basics.

This course will help you:

  • Learn the difference between grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements.
  • Consider the interrelationship between the chronological phases in the life of a grant.
  • Learn where to search for grants.
  • Become familiar with typical grant requirements and how they impact applying for and managing Federal grants.
  • Write a realistic “measurable objective” and design realistic deliverables, outputs, and outcomes following a logic model format.
  • Understand the steps a Federal agency takes and the different roles that Federal staff play both before and after issuing a grant award.
  • Learn what questions to ask and how to follow-up after grant submission.

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Audit Strategies for Auditors and Auditees

Qualifies for 7.5 CPE and/or GPCI credits

Both auditors and auditees will learn how the Uniform Guidance has changed the Single Audit process, including what is required if an audit identifies findings. From where the most common findings arise, to ways to trouble shoot your own documentation and reporting, you’ll “graduate” from this course ready to make sure you have the right processes in place—and that they’re being followed.

This course will help you:

  • Understand the focus on risk in the uniform guidance.
  • Recognize most common audit findings.
  • Identify varied monitoring techniques.
  • List steps to prepare for a site visit.
  • Review changes to the new SF-SAC form.
  • Identify requirements in the compliance supplement.
  • Gain awareness of a new audit resolution strategy.
  • Review considerations for formal audit appeals.

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Indirect Cost and Cost Allocation Plans

Qualifies for 7 CAE, CPE and/or GPCI credits

The way you calculate and negotiate indirect costs makes all the difference to your ability to recover overhead and administrative expenses in the general fund, from rent and utilities to payroll processing. Unfortunately, there are many ways to go wrong with how indirect cost rates are approved and applied in grant budgets. Learn the best practices for getting indirect costs covered— without getting hit with disallowances or worse, a recovery audit. This course covers what types of rates are available, what formulas are used to calculate indirect costs and why one formula may be a better choice over the others.

This course will help you:

  • Gain awareness of direct and indirect costs.
  • Recognize changes to indirect costs.
  • Distinguish between different indirect cost rates.
  • Identify formulas for calculating indirect costs.
  • Review considerations to obtain an indirect cost rate.
  • Identify key requirements for cost allocation plans.
  • Detect potential problems with cost allocation plans.
  • Recognize changes to cost allocation plans.

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