Jan. 14 Federal Fund Management Advisor Webinar to Offer Compliance Tips for Lobbying Under a Federal Grant

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Bob Lloyd, principal of Federal Fund Management Advisor, will cover what organizations can and cannot do when lobbying under a federal grant or subgrant.

The future direction and funding levels for many federal grant programs will be front and center in upcoming policy debates, but if federal grantees and subgrantees want to have an impact on the decisions, they have to follow a straight and narrow path. “Lobbying: What You Can and Can’t Do When You Have a Federal Grant or Subgrant,” a Jan. 14 webinar from Federal Fund Management Advisor, will provide a critical body of knowledge grant recipients and subrecipients need to have about where the boundaries are, what they can safely do and what they ought to steer clear of.

During the Jan. 14 webinar — led by federal grants expert, Bob Lloyd — participants will learn:

  • What’s considered lobbying under federal grant rules — and what’s not
  • What levels of government are affected
  • How the Byrd Amendment restricts award-specific lobbying with federal funds
  • The type of federal reporting required even when using self-generated funds to lobby
  • How the sets of federal cost principles differ on what’s unallowable lobbying
  • How to account for the government relations function within an organization
  • The kinds of documentation that must be prepared to demonstrate compliance
  • What rules apply if an organization pays for membership within an organization that lobbies
  • How tax-exempt status and receipt of federal funds interface
  • Who has to register to lobby at the federal level
  • The consequences of noncompliance

Visit http://federalfundmanagement.com/webinars/wg402_011414 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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