2021 Virtual Annual Grants Training


New! Virtual Platform!


More Training, More Learning, More Networking, More Fun!

AGT Registration closed on April 5th at 4pm EST.
Late registrations may be accommodated on a case-by-case basis.
Please email [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Tuesday, April 6 - Thursday, April 8, 2021

2021 GMBoK Training | Tuesday, May 25 - Wednesday, May 26, 2021

AGT Registration Closed at 4pm ET on April 5th!
  REGISTRATION RATES
    Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Includes optional one year
of FREE NGMA Membership
  2021 Annual Grants Training $719/pp $893/pp
  2021 GMBoK Training $719/pp $893/pp

 

 

 


2021 Annual Grants Training Agenda
(All Times Eastern Time)
WEDNESDAY       THURSDAY
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
9:30 am - 10:15 am ET Coffee with CAPP Partners and Federal Foyer
10:15 am - 11:15 am ET Breakout Sessions
Session 1 How to Test Your Entity's Internal Controls (Even Virtually) to Ensure Compliance!
Session 2 Leveraging Federal Grant Programs to Improve Response to Critical Incidents
Session 3 Fraud, Waste and Abuse (Focus on Suspension and Debarment):
What YOU Need to Know
Session 4 Pandemic Relief Funding: Risk Management and Grants Performance Management and Monitoring
11:15 am – 11:30 am ET Break
11:30 am – 12:45 pm ET General Session: Leading with Focus: Collaboration and Productivity without a Billion Videoconferences!
Speaker: Beth Ziesenis
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm ET Lunch Break with the CAPP Partners
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm ET Breakout Sessions
Session 1 Buy, Buy My American Pie! A Discussion on the New Domestic Preference Provision and Other Changes Affecting Grant Procurement
Session 2 Grant Reconciliations for Non-Accountants: What You Need to Know
Session 3 Single Audit Update:  What's New and What to Expect
Session 4 The Woodstock Effect: How Three Days of Peace, Love, and Music Defines your Grants Community
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm ET Break
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm ET Breakout Sessions
Session 1 Audits, Audit Management, and Audit Resolution
Session 2 Fireside Chat/ Grants Management Federal Infrastructure in Development
Session 3 Grant Management for the Overwhelmed: A simple guide to simplify a
complicated mess
Session 4 So You Have Covid-19 Grant Funding... Now What? A Beginners Guide to Instituting or Modifying Controls over Compliance in a Covid World
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm ET Break
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET Plenary Panel Discussion:
Shared Challenges in Grants Implementation Panel
Lisa Andrew, Sylvia Ezekilova, Carol Kraus CGMS, DeMakus Staton CGMS

Moderator:  Maria Howeth, CGMS

 
This panel consists of representatives from Higher Ed, Tribal, State, and Nonprofits who will share their grants management challenges in light of the Uniform Grants Guidance as well as recent proposed changes and our current pandemic.
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm ET Grants Trivia Challenge
A special trivia event sponsored by our CAPP Partners. Three top performers will win complimentary passes to AGT 2022
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
9:30 am – 10:15 am ET Coffee with CAPP Partners and Federal Foyer
10:15 am - 11:15 am ET Breakout Sessions
Session 1 Current State of Grants Management in 2020
Session 2 Help, the Auditors are Coming!
Session 3
Updating Policies & Procedures: Best Practices to Avoid Unnecessary
Compliance Pitfalls
Session 4 Keep your Grants Program Out of the Headlines: How to Detect Ethical Dilemmas and Prevent Waste, Fraud, and Abuse
11:15 am – 11:30 am ET Break
11:30 am – 12:45 pm ET General Session
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Office of Management and Budget
Grants Under New Management – American Rescue Plan (ARP),
2 CFR and the Performance Playbook



Speakers:
Gil Tran, Senior Policy Analyst, Executive Office of the President, OMB/OFFM
Nicole Waldeck, PMP, Senior Policy Analyst, OMB
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm ET  Lunch Session with HHS
HHSHHS Grants Management Quality
Services Management Office:
Grants QSMO Will Improve the Grants Experience


Speakers:
Chad Clifford, Executive Director

Andrea Sampanis, Solutions & Services Lead
Mary Beth Foley, Customer Engagement Lead

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm ET Breakout Sessions
Session 1 2 CFR 200.332 Pass Through Entity (PTE) Requirements
Session 2 Federal Grant Legal Update: Key Cases, Changes and Issues of 2020 and 2021
Session 3 Timekeeping and Effort Reporting Best Practices in the Current (COVID-19) Remote
Work Environment
Session 4 Leveraging the Power of Data to Execute Your Program Strategy
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm ET Break
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm ET Breakout Sessions
Session 1 How to More Effectively Work with Federal Auditors
Session 2 Managing Performance Goals and Procurement under OMB's 2020 Revised Uniform Guidance
Session 3 Uniform Grant Guidance Updates Impact on State & Local Governments
Session 4 Beyond Paperwork: Managing Your Grants From a Programmatic Perspective
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm ET Break
4:00 pm –5:00 pm ET Plenary Panel Discussion:
OIG Panel – Recent Findings and Hot Topics
Joseph Comé, Marc Meyer, Kathleen Sedney, Jaishiri Mehta

Moderator: Kerry Neal

 
Representatives from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) with experience at four agencies will provide attendees with an update regarding the top issues in grants management, recent findings and the top concerns in light of the pandemic and supplemental funding.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
9:30 am – 10:15 am ET Coffee with CAPP Partners and Federal Foyer
10:15 am – 11:15 am ET Breakout Sessions
Session 1 Advanced Contracting Concepts Under the Federal Procurement Standards
Session 2 Fraud Awareness
Session 3 Pandemics to Parks: How to Get the Most Out of a Federal Disaster Declaration
Session 4 Virtually Everywhere! Best Practices for Managing the Pre-Award Process
During a Pandemic
11:15 am – 11:30 am ET Break
11:30 am – 12:45 pm ET
General Session
: Warrior Spirit in Leadership
Speaker: D.J. Vanas
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm ET Lunch Break and NGMA Info Session—Get Your CGMS!
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm ET Breakout Sessions
Session 1 Common Single Audit Findings in Grants Management
Session 2 Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics to Conduct Grants Oversight
Session 3 Subrecipient Monitoring during COVID
Session 4 What's Next for Grants?
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm ET Break
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm ET Breakout Sessions
Session 1 Grant Risk Assessment and Unforeseen Emergencies
Session 2 Navigating Federal Grants During COVID-19
Session 3 Managing Property and Finance Changes during COVID-19:
What to Report on the SF429
Session 4 Navigating Development and Review of Indirect Cost Rate Proposals
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm ET Break
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET Plenary Panel Discussion:
Grants Attorney Q&A Panel-Hosted by the American Bar Association,
Grant Law Committee

Wendel Askew Esq., Tiffany Kesslar Esq., CGMS,
Dismas Locaria Esq., Scott Sheffler Esq., Brian Walsh Esq.

 
Attorneys from the American Bar Association Public Contract Law's Grant Law Committee will discuss the top questions they have seen as well as answer the questions you have related to compliance under the Uniform Grants Guidance, recent supplemental federal funding, and other grants concerns!

 
CPE Credits Total: 18

 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Prerequisites   Varies by Session
 
Who Should Attend   Grant Professionals, including Grant Specialists, Grant Administrators, Grant Managers, Program Officers, Grant Officers, Auditors  
Program Level   Varies by Session  
Advance Preparation   Varies by Session  
Delivery Method   Internet Based Delivery
 
Cancellation Policy  
Cancellations received prior to February 19, 2021 will be eligible for a NGMA credit or refund. Cancellations received after February 19, 2021 will be eligible for a full NGMA credit. Credits and refunds are not given for no-shows. NGMA accepts substitutions until March 22, 2021. If a nonmember substitutes for a member, the difference between the two rates will be due for payment.

For more information regarding administrative policies such as program cancellations or concerns, contact [email protected] or (202) 308-9443.


 
Code of Conduct   All attendees of NGMA’s virtual events agree to NGMA’s virtual code of conduct.  

 

 


National Grants Management Association 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 the final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.