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USING FEDERAL FUNDS TO SUPPORT TRAVEL AND CONSULTING EXPENSES

Webinar • Thursday, December 12, 2019 • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

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When auditors examine how federal funds are used, travel and consulting are often major trouble spots. What can you do to avoid having these expenses questioned—and disallowed?

Start by understanding the regulations that define the compliant use of federal funds. Understand how to create trouble-shooting policies for everything from the need for travel and use of commercial airlines to qualifications and “fair market value” of consulting services.

In this upcoming webinar, you’ll learn best practices for audit-proofing your travel and consulting expenses, including how to use the Uniform Grant Guidance to improve specific policies and practices. 

Register now for Using Federal Funds to Support Travel and Consulting Expenses.

In this 90-minute webinar, grant compliance officer Toni DeMaglio shares best practices federal grant recipients can use to keep travel and consulting expenses from being flagged as questionable during audits.

Specific steps for staying compliant.  From consistency, necessity and reasonableness of travel costs and policies, to how you select consultants and present the value their work to grant objectives, you’ll learn ways to help these costs stand up to the harshest audit scrutiny. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now to learn how to use grant money for travel and consulting without triggering noncompliance issues, including:

  • What federal grantees must consider in procuring travel and consulting services
  • How to use the Uniform Grant Guidance to assess and improve travel policies and procedures
  • Best practices for securing consulting services
  • Funders’ expectations regarding how travel expenses are allocated

Remember, travel and consulting expenses are scrutinized closely by federal program officers and auditors. You’ll come away from this webinar ready to spot—and address—any red flags associated with your own costs.

Register now for Using Federal Funds to Support Travel and Consulting Expenses.

Who Will Benefit:

This webinar is of value to any entity that uses grant funds to travel or hire consultant services. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Grant managers
  • Project directors
  • Finance and procurement staff members
  • Organizational leadership staff that certify claims to payment

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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