May 13 Webinar to Provide an Overview of OMB’s Uniform Guidance for Grant Program Managers

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The May 13 Federal Fund Management Advisor webinar will provide a basic understanding of federal grants management, and highlight key policy areas that anyone in an organization who touches a federal grant needs to know.

The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) recent “uniform guidance” made important changes to many of the administrative, cost allowability and audit policies affecting all recipients and subrecipients. The May 13 Federal Fund Management Advisor webinar, “Why Do the People in Finance Act Like They Do? OMB Grants Reform Fundamentals for Program Staff” will detail what program staff need to know about the recent OMB policy changes.

Federal Fund Management Advisor Principal Bob Lloyd will lead 60 minutes of presentation followed by 30 minutes devoted to individual questions. Participants will learn:

  •     Where the requirements come from and why that’s important
  •     How to use the requirements during the grant proposal and negotiation stages
  •     What’s required to be in a grant or subgrant agreement
  •     How to answer this key question: “Can we charge this to the grant?”
  •     When awarding agency prior approval is needed
  •     How to make decisions about purchasing goods and services with grant funds
  •     The standards for documenting work on grant projects
  •     What lives on after the federal grant is over
  •     The importance of being “audit ready”

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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
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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

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