Two Federal Grant Experts to Offer Strategies on OMB’s New Fixed-Amount and Performance-Based Grants

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In a Nov. 20 Federal Fund Management Advisor webinar, two seasoned federal fund practitioners will help recipients and subrecipients get ready for new types of federal grants.

In its federal grant reform initiative, the Office of Management and Budget introduces new designs for federal grants and subgrants. The Nov. 20 Federal Fund Management Advisor webinar, “Fixed-Amount and Performance-Based Federal Grants — How to Plug Into OMB’s New Reforms,” will show participants how to take advantage of new strategies — including awards that are structured on a fixed-amount basis, and ones in which accountability is based on performance and results.

Participants will hear from Bob Lloyd, principal of Federal Fund Management Advisor, and Jonathan Breul, a former senior official at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. They will discuss:

  •     The advantages for grantees of participating in federal award innovations
  •     Who has tried fixed-amount awards and what have they learned
  •     Other innovative award designs and what they look like
  •     Key performance concepts likely to be used
  •     How federal agencies will get started making these awards
  •     What to look for in federal program announcements
  •     What role the federal cost principles will play during the pre-award stage
  •     What agreements for these awards will look like
  •     Audit criteria for fixed-amount and performance-based awards
  •     What OMB means by “evidence-based” evaluations and how they will be performed

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Bob Lloyd is the principal of Federal Fund Management Advisor and a respected authority on policies and practices affecting the award, administration and oversight of federal grants, contracts and subawards. He has served under contract to 16 federal grant making departments and agencies and to recipients, subrecipients, and their professional advisors located in all 50 states and 18 foreign countries.

Jonathan Breul is a former senior official at OMB who served as the agency’s point person on implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act and who led development of the Common Grants Administration Rule under Circular A-102. Following his retirement from federal service, he served as the executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

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:

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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

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