Federal Grants Expert to Offer Guidance on Assessing New Pre-Award Risks on Grant Applications

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The Nov. 6 webinar from Federal Fund Management Advisor will help organizations prepare for a risk assessment when submitting federal grant applications.

As federal agencies ramp up their procedures for reviewing grant applications prior to making award decisions, recipients need to convince federal officials that the risk of awarding to them is low.“New Federal Agencies’ Pre-Award Risk Reviews — What to Expect After Submitting Your Grant Applications,” the Nov. 6 Federal Fund Management Advisor webinar, will discuss how organizations can be best positioned when submitting federal grant applications.

Principal of Federal Fund Management Advisor Bob Lloyd will present for 60 minutes and follow with 30 minutes dedicated to individual questions. Participants will learn:

  •     How federal agencies conduct merit review of the substance of applications using internal staff and outside experts
  •     Aspects of an organization’s federal award history that will be scrutinized
  •     How previous single audit (A-133) reports and the results of federal audits will be used to obtain a clearer picture of an organization’s control and compliance posture
  •     What features of financial management, procurement and property management systems will be examined
  •     How federal officials will review an organization’s staffing pattern and the red flags they will be looking for
  •     Which federal databases the agencies must employ and what information is in them
  •     Procedures used to review an organization’s proposed grant budget
  •     How special award conditions might materialize based on the review

Visit http://federalfundmanagement.com/webinars/wg430_110614 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 A Guide to OMB Grant Reform and several other 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.

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