Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 12, 2014
Under OMB’s federal grant reform initiative, the processes surrounding a grant application, federal awarding agency review, and grant agreement issuance have been altered in fundamental ways. And the changes promise greater scrutiny of organizations that are asking for federal assistance and grant documents that are likely to be more tailored to the differential risk that may be posed by applicants. The June 23 Federal Fund Management Advisor webinar, “OMB Grant Reform: Navigating the New Pre-Award Landscape,” will prepare organizations that want to stay competitive in the highly charged federal discretionary grant environment.
In 90 minutes of presentations followed by 30 minutes devoted to individual questions, participants will hear from Federal Fund Management Advisor Principal Bob Lloyd. The webinar will address:
- Federal agency decisions about choosing alternative assistance awards (grants, cooperative agreements, fixed amount awards)
- Enhanced rules about the content of federal agency notices of funding opportunities
- Federal agency responses to requirements for merit review of applications
- Required pre-award certifications, representations, and disclosures
- Data-based hurdles that grant applications must clear
- New standards for federal agency pre-award review of organizational responsibility
- Special terms and conditions for “high risk” grantees
- OMB’s instructions about standard grant agreement features
Visit http://federalfundmanagement.com/webinars/wg420_062314 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 provides recipients and subrecipients of federal funds with accurate, responsible and practical advice concerning the acquisition, administration and oversight of federal grants, cooperative agreements and contracts. Through management, compliance and best practices webinars, and a wide variety of technical assistance capabilities, this advisory service can help organizations navigate effectively in today’s highly charged federal fund accountability atmosphere. Visit http://www.federalfundmanagement.com.