Nov. 13 Webinar to Discuss the New Sponsored Award Management System for Screening Federal Grant Partners

Attendees to the Nov. 13 webinar from Federal Fund Management Advisor will learn about the new Sponsored Award Management (SAM) system and other regulatory processes needed for screening subrecipients.

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Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 06, 2012

Federal grants expert Bob Lloyd will discuss the new Sponsored Award Management (SAM) system and other regulatory processes in Federal Fund Management Advisor’s upcoming Nov. 13 webinar, “Federal Grant Vetting — The Careful Art of Screening Your Subrecipients, Vendors and Employees.”

The conduct of due diligence in selection of the organizations and people who are going to play roles in the administrative integrity and program performance of choosing subrecipients involves a combination of regulatory requirements and best practices that every federal grant recipient should grasp. And right now, the federal processes for vetting suspended and debarred parties, and others who are excluded from federal grants, are transitioning to SAM, a new database that organizations are required to use.

But it’s not just the steps that are required by federal policies that organizations need to understand. It’s also a common sense use of other vetting techniques that will help ensure that bad actors are kept away from grant programs, and that those who might introduce compliance, control, performance and security risks are effectively managed.

On Nov. 13, attendees to “Federal Grant Vetting — The Careful Art of Screening Your Subrecipients, Vendors and Employees” can expect to learn:

  • The current requirements for screening for suspended and debarred parties
  • The current requirements for terrorism screening
  • The role certifications and representations play in the process
  • What kinds of data can be required for organizations and individuals to submit
  • How the new SAM system works, what’s changed and what’s the same
  • What data is available from the Federal Audit Clearinghouse
  • What federal rules affect gathering information about creditworthiness, tax delinquency and criminal background
  • The special procedures that should be engaged in when vulnerable program beneficiaries are identified
  • How to best respond when screening identifies problems
  • The kinds of records to keep

Visit http://federalfundmanagement.com/webinars/wg227_111312 for more details on and registration information for “Federal Grant Vetting — The Careful Art of Screening Your Subrecipients, Vendors and Employees.”

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 nearly 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 sixteen 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, “Tips for Managing FEMA Disaster Assistance Funds.”


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