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ASKING PERMISSION VS. BEGGING FORGIVENESS:
UNRAVELING THE NEED FOR PRIOR APPROVAL

Webinar • Tuesday, June 09, 2020 • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

There are times when it may be better to beg forgiveness than to ask permission.  Modifying your grant budget isn’t one of them.  Neither is making changes in your project activities.

Procuring goods or services without prior written approval from a federal funding agency can trigger consequences no grant recipient wants to face: unallowable costs.

In this upcoming webinar, a seasoned grants expert shows you steps you can take to seek the required permission—and win approval. 

Register now for Asking Permission vs. Begging Forgiveness: Unraveling the Need for Prior Approval.

In this 90-minute webinar, grants compliance officer Toni DeMagli helps federal grantees understand when and how to request prior written approval before making changes in budgets and activities.

Avoid cost disallowances.  You’ll gain a clear understanding of the obligations set forth in 2CFR200. You’ll also learn how to maximize your chances of getting permission to make changes. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for expert guidance on how to compliantly modify grant budgets and project activities, including:

  • The most-common areas that require prior written approval from funding agencies
  • How to assess the need for prior approval
  • Steps you can take to prepare and present requests that raise chances for getting them approved
  • How to deal with possible after-the-fact notification to the funding agency

The time you invest in this webinar is your frontline defense against approval mistakes that could otherwise lead to your costs being disallowed.

Register now for Asking Permission vs. Begging Forgiveness: Unraveling the Need for Prior Approval.

Who Will Benefit:

This webinar is of value to all organizations receiving federal funding. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Grant managers who provide oversight
  • Project managers who approve expenses
  • Finance staff who process charges

YOUR EXPERT(S):

Toni Demaglio

Toni DeMaglio is currently responsible for the post-award grant management at Seminole State College of Florida. In this capacity, she provides interpretation of policies and rules to insure the conformance of federal and state laws, rules, regulations and agency/program policies. Her primary responsibility is to keep grants in the state of audit-readiness by providing technical assistance to college personnel in the areas of fiscal integrity as they relate to programmatic activities. She works closely with project directors and financial services to prevent and identify activities and charges that would be unallowable under grant regulations, and if required, recommends corrective action plans. Toni designs College grants management training for grant project directors, administrators and support staff.  She also assures that statutory/administrative requirements and grant conditions have been met during the closeout of each grant.

In her 15 years of post-award management she has served in a grants compliance officer capacity at two institutions. Her pervious grants management experience includes serving as a project director for federal, state, and private grants, under her leadership, grants consistently exceeded their objectives.

Her consultant experience has included being retained as a compliance expert for a US Department of Labor grant; assessing post-award management gaps and recommending processes and procedure improvements; and assessing post-award management needs and designing grants management professional development training. She is often requested to present at national and statewide conferences on compliance and grant management issues; and has served as a peer panel reviewer for seven federal grant award competitions. Toni has chaired the Education Committee for the National Grants Management Association and served as a Director for the National Grants Management Association Board. She served as one of the six subject matter experts who developed the content of the Body of Knowledge for the Specialist Certification in Grants Management.

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