Federal Fund Management Advisor to Detail Strategies for Recovering Federal Grant Indirect Costs

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In a Jan. 7 webinar, federal grants expert Bob Lloyd will provide guidance on overcoming restrictive indirect cost recovery policies.

Thousands of organizations are excluded from the federal government’s policies on indirect cost recovery on federal grants. For these recipients and subrecipients, there is currently no way to obtain an indirect cost rate agreement that is negotiated with a federal cognizant agency. Federal agency cost negotiators simply refuse to deal with anyone with which their agency doesn’t have a direct funding relationship. The Jan. 7 Federal Fund Management Advisor webinar, “Recovering Federal Grant Indirect Costs (When You Don’t Have a Cognizant Agency),” will provide helpful strategies aimed at helping affected organizations, such as subrecipients, overcome restrictive indirect cost recovery policies.

Federal grants expert and principal of Federal Fund Management Advisor, Bob Lloyd, will offer participants guidance on:

  • Effectively challenging restrictive indirect cost recovery policies using existing federal rules;
  • Developing an understandable cost allocation plan and rate calculation;
  • Advancing workable ways to get primary grantees into the negotiation business;
  • Getting primary grantees to accept the rate developed;
  • Obtaining support for the rate calculation through the annual audit; and
  • Learning what OMB is considering as part of its grant reform effort.

Visit http://federalfundmanagement.com/webinars/wg401_010714 for more details and registration information.

Bob Lloyd is a respected authority on policies and practices affecting the award, administration and oversight of federal grants, contracts and subawards. Mr. Lloyd has more than 40 years of experience in federal award implementation. Prior to starting his management consulting practice in Washington, D.C., 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 16 federal award-making departments and agencies, and to recipient and subrecipient organizations and their professional advisors located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, several U.S. territories and 18 foreign countries. He is the principal author of several reference works on federal grants management and audits, and currently serves as contributing editor to Federal Grants News, published by Atlantic Information Services. He also is a Charter Life Member of the National Grants Management Association and served on its Board of Directors for five years.

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. Go to http://www.FederalFundManagement.com to read the latest E-Strategy, “Be the ‘Prudent Person’ When Charging Your Federal Grants and Subgrants.”

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