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December 1-2
Virtual

Relationship Building for Successful Grants

Grants management is a partnership. To be successful, grantees and grantors must work together and understand each other. Communication between grantees and grantors is a critical—and often overlooked—part of effective stewardship of grant funds. This course will look at how to build relationships, understand other points of view, and communicate effectively. You will develop an understanding of the importance of managing relationships to improve the performance of federal grants.

December 19-20
Virtual

Developing and Leveraging Risk Assessments for Grants Management

Grants management is a partnership. To be successful, grantees and grantors must work together and understand each other. Communication between grantees and grantors is a critical—and often overlooked—part of effective stewardship of grant funds. This course will look at how to build relationships, understand other points of view, and communicate effectively. You will develop an understanding of the importance of managing relationships to improve the performance of federal grants.

December 14-15
Virtual and Remote

Detecting and Preventing Fraud on Federal Grant Projects

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that billions in Federal grant awards are susceptible to waste, fraud, and abuse. Grant recipients and other grants personnel must be vigilant in detecting and preventing fraud in grant administration. You will gain an understanding of potential fraud risks inherent in various programs and entities and learn techniques to mitigate those risks. Case studies will enhance your learning, enabling you to practice identifying and preventing fraudulent activities. This is an elective course in all tracks of the GMCP™.

December 22-23
Virtual and Remote

Monitoring Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Federal Personnel

You will develop working familiarity with a risk-based approach to monitoring, apply techniques for assessing recipients, and gain insight into potential problem areas in grants administration. These insights inform how you can ensure proper spending of Federal funds on approved activities. This is a core course in the Federal Track of the GMCP™ and is frequently scheduled with Introduction to Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Federal Personnel.

November 30-December 1
December 14-15
(Remote: Washington, D.C December 29-30
Virtual, Remote and Classroom

Cost Principles for Federal Grants: 2 CFR Part 200 (Subpart E) and FAR 31.2

Successful grants managers understand how the Federal cost principles affect their awards. Gain a firm grounding and practical experience in the concepts central to cost principles by applying them to different recipient types. Use the cost principles throughout the grants lifecycle: budget development and review, spending decisions, and site visits and desk reviews or audits. This is a core course in all tracks of the GMCP™.

December 19-20
Virtual

Internal Controls for the Federal Grants Community

Internal controls are integral to effective grants management. In order to conduct effective internal controls, grants managers need a foundational knowledge of Government Accountability Office (GAO) standards, risk management and requirements outlined in 2 CFR 200. You will practice applying these concepts by reviewing sample policies for compliance and developing an internal control process to use on the job.

December 12-13
Virtual

Evaluating Financial Capabilities of Grant Recipients

Grant funders, both federal and pass-through, need tools and know-how to assess the financial capabilities of their recipients — before, during and after a federal grant award. The ability to know when and how to evaluate recipients, conduct risk assessments, and monitor activities through financial statements, audit reports, and cost analysis is vital to both a recipient’s success and yours. You will learn to apply effective methods and leverage the tools and resources to take on the responsibility of protecting grant funds.

December 14-15
Virtual

Detecting and Preventing Fraud on Federal Grant Projects

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that billions in federal grant awards are susceptible to waste, fraud and abuse. Grant recipients and other grants personnel must be vigilant in detecting and preventing fraud in grant administration. You will gain an understanding of potential fraud risks inherent in various programs and entities and learn techniques to mitigate those risks. Case studies will enhance your learning, enabling you to practice identifying and preventing fraudulent activities.

 

 

 
     
 

 

 

 

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Self-Paced
Project Management

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Self-Paced
PROJ8990T001 - Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016

This introductory course provides core knowledge and practice exercises for participants to directly operate Microsoft Project 2016. Participants use the software to develop a usable project plan, schedule tasks, manage project resources and more. Participants navigate the Microsoft Project 2016 environment by defining a new project plan, organizing and linking project tasks, optimizing the critical path, setting the project baseline, adding and managing resources to the project plan, setting up resource calendars, resolving resource conflicts, customizing Gantt charts, creating timelines, custom reports and more.managment analysis.

December 12-14

Course
Grants Performance Management and Monitoring

November 29-December 1
Course
Auditing Grants

December 13-15
Course
Clear Writing through Critical Thinking

 

 
 
 
     
 

 

 

1 p.m. ET | December 8

Webinar
Corporate Structure and IRS-Related Considerations for Non-Profit Federal Grantees

The federal grant management requirements take into account, and are even derived in many ways, from related concepts in federal tax regulations and not-for-profit corporate governance structures. The relationship can often be seen when preparing one’s IRS Form 990 or considering the establishment of a subsidiary for-profit or not-for-profit affiliate. In this webinar, FTLF Partners Scott S. Sheffler and Michael B. Glomb will discuss common areas of overlap and the relationship between the two, including areas where similar terminology may have different meanings or where adopting consistent approaches can simplify practices and where transactions with affiliates may have additional implications.

December 13-15
Workshop
Federal Funding Academy

A three-day overview of the federal grants system, covering everything from the legal underpinnings of the system through procurement and subaward requirements, cost issues, and audit resolution.

Federal Grants Practice Group attorneys Ted Waters and Scott Sheffler and independent grants consultant Jerry Bertrand dive deeply into and lead you through in-depth discussions of regulatory language and effective implementation – particularly when the regulations are ambiguous. Impacts of the CARES Act and other COVID-19-related declarations, funding and flexibilities will be examined and explained.

January 26-27, 2023
Workshop
Federal Research Grants Compliance

In an era of heightened federal funding agency scrutiny, research grant administrators must understand the federal research grant framework. Over two days, FTLF attorneys will cover the essential research grant lifecycle, including compliance risks, concerns, and strategies. From pre-award planning through closeout and audits, our attorneys will discuss the current issues research institutions face and the latest developments in grant law.