July 17 Federal Fund Management Advisor Webinar Presents Guide for Grantees, Subgrantees on Careful Charging of Conference Expenses

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Participants will learn about properly charging: travel costs; meeting expenses, including meals and incidentals; professional activity costs; training and education charges; membership fees; employee morale, health and welfare costs; and participant support stipends and subsistence.

“‘Getting Together at Federal Expense’ — A Guide for Grantees and Subgrantees,” the upcoming July 17 webinar from Federal Fund Management Advisor, will take a careful look at the various cost categories involved in charging travel and meeting expenses, and examine the nuances of the federal policies so that participants can fashion a solid strategy on whether and how to charge for these costs.

The federal cost principles imposed on the various sectors of the grant recipient community make allowable a number of expenses involving legitimate gatherings of staff, beneficiaries, and other grant and subgrant stakeholders. But the problem is that expenses that are charged to these cost categories have more than occasionally been ones where waste, abuse and unreasonableness surface.

Participants in the July 17 webinar will learn about properly charging:

  • Travel costs
  • Meeting expenses, including meals and incidentals
  • Professional activity costs
  • Training and education charges
  • Membership fees
  • Employee morale, health and welfare costs
  • Participant support stipends and subsistence

The webinar will also discuss differentiating these costs from unallowable charges for entertainment and for goods and services for personal use.

Visit http://federalfundmanagement.com/webinars/wg317_071713 for more details and registration information.

The webinar will be presented by Bob Lloyd, 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 and Federal Auditing News, published jointly by Atlantic Information Services and NACUBO. 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, “‘Man Bites Dog’: An Internal Control Lesson for Grantees.”

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