Federal Grants, Policy Experts to Address Performance Assessment of Federal Grant Programs in Nov. 19 Webinar

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Two federal grants experts will present the tools needed to handle performance and results challenges in the current federal grant environment during a Nov. 19 webinar sponsored by Federal Fund Management Advisor.

Federal Fund Management Advisor is pleased to announce its Nov. 19 webinar, “How to Demonstrate and Report Performance in Your Federal Grant Programs,” an informative briefing on how organizations can assess their performance and communicate about it in a manner that various stakeholders will understand.

A lot of the attention that federal grant programs attract relates to financial integrity and legal and regulatory compliance. But, increasingly, Congress, the media and the public at large are asking whether these programs can demonstrate performance and show results in addition to showing that their records are accurate and they’ve followed the rules. In a nutshell — are programs getting anything done and is what they are achieving worthwhile?

For federal agencies, assessing performance is a big challenge because they don’t control program implementation, and that makes them nervous. And, with federal budgetary constraints staring everyone in the face, whether or not grants programs are getting anything done is taking on unprecedented importance.

In this Nov. 19 webinar, Bob Lloyd, federal grants expert and principal of Federal Fund Management Advisor, and Jonathan Breul, adjunct professor of public policy at Georgetown University, will present the tools needed to handle performance and results challenges in the current federal grant environment. Webinar attendees can expect to learn:

  • How to formulate quantitative and qualitative grant performance indicators
  • Techniques that can be used to track performance and results
  • What performance information federal agencies can collect and how organizations can impact the associated burden
  • Standards for required grant performance report submissions
  • The obligations to report significant performance developments outside normal grant reporting cycles
  • How grant performance is being monitored and audited by federal agencies and independent auditors

Visit http://federalfundmanagement.com/webinars/wg228_111912 for more details and registration information.

About the Speakers
Bob Lloyd is a respected authority on policies and practices affecting the award, administration and oversight of federal grants, contracts and subawards. Prior to starting his management consulting practice in 1982, he served as the executive director of the Grants Management Advisory Service and held staff positions in two large federally funded organizations. Since then, he has been a consultant, trainer or advisor to award and audit units in sixteen federal award-making departments and agencies, and to recipient and subrecipient organizations and their professional advisors across the United States and in 18 foreign countries. He is a Charter Life Member of the National Grants Management Association and served on its Board of Directors for five years.

Jonathan Breul is adjunct professor of public policy at Georgetown University. He is the former executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government and previously held senior positions at the Office of Management and Budget, where he served as the lead staff member for implementation of both the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 and for issuance of OMB Circular A-102, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Assistance to State, Local and Tribal Governments.

Attendees of the Live Webinar Can Earn Up to 1.5 CPE Credits
Federal Fund Management Advisor is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: http://www.learningmarket.org.

About Federal Fund Management Advisor
Federal Fund Management Advisor is an organization that sponsors Federal Funding webinars and delivers free Federal Funding E-Strategies. Visit http://www.FederalFundManagement.com to read the latest E-Strategy, “Tips for Managing FEMA Disaster Assistance Funds.”

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