Partner Events





June 13-14 | July 18-19 | August 10-11
September 15-16 | October 3-4 | November 2-3

Audit of Federal Grants and Assistance Awards

Auditors, funders, and recipients need to understand how well Federal grants are managed and perform. Audits provide a mechanism for monitoring grants, ensuring that recipients meet financial and performance goals, and correct issues. You will build foundational knowledge of the audit process, and examine several audit types, including the Single Audit. You will also examine roles, responsibilities, and relationships of all those involved in audits, as well as a comprehensive view of all parties’ perspectives.

June 24 | July 15 | August 12 | August 26 | September 15

Federal Grants Update 2022

This one-day course is designed to help grant professionals stay up to date on the changing regulatory and legislative requirements for managing grants. This course reviews the significant updates made to 2 CFR 200 in 2020, as well as the effects of legislation including the CARES Act and American Rescue Plan.

June 17 | July 18 | August 19 | September 12
October 7 | November 4

Ethics in the Grants Environment

Ethics training for Federal agency grants personnel is not only vital to effectively monitoring awards, but is also required by law. The Office of Government Ethics requires Federal agencies to provide annual ethics training for all employees. You will go beyond basic ethics training and learn about standards of conduct, managing and avoiding conflicts of interest, privacy protection requirements, and lobbying restrictions within the context of Federal grants.

June 27-28 | July 18-19 | August 1-2 | August 22-23
September 21-22 | October 3-4 | October 11-12 | November 21-22 | December 19-20

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.

June 29-30 | July 21-22 | August 8-9 | September 8-9
November 7-8 | December 12-13

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.

August 1-2 | September 14-15
October 17-18 | November 16-17 | December 14-15

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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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.Management Analysis.

July 12 - 14  |  October 18 - 20
Introduction to Grants Management

August 16 - 18  |  November 14 - 16
Effective Grants Manager

June 13 - 15  |  September 13 - 15  |  December 12 - 14
Grants Performance Management and Monitoring

July 7 - 9  August 16 - 18  Nov 29 - Dec 1
Auditing Grants

September 13  October 4
Managing Multiple Priorities

October 19 - 21  November 16 - 18  December 13 - 15
Clear Writing through Critical Thinking

June 22 - 23  |  August 24 - 25
Positive Approaches to Difficult People

June 14 - 16  July 12 - 14  August 16 - 18  |  October 18 - 20
Briefing Techniques

June 23 - 24  September 22 - 23  October 28 - 29
Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016

June 15 - 17  July 11 - 13 
August 8 - 10  September 19 - 21  |  October 17 - 19  November 7 - 9

Project Management Essentials

August 25  |  November 29
Overview of Project Management





June 23, 2022 at 1 pm ET
The Single Audit Under the Uniform Guidance

As our first year of audits in the “year of coronavirus” nears its end, join CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner Carol Barnard of Aronson LLC and FTLF Partner Scott S. Sheffler for a discussion of the Single Audit Act annual audit.

July 28, 2022 at 1 pm ET
Federal Interest & Property Management

This webinar discusses the federal government’s interest in the real and personal property that grant and cooperative agreement recipients acquire and improve with federal funds. FTLF Partner Scott S. Sheffler discusses the concept of “federal interest,” including what it is, how it is created, and its implications on recipients’ property. In addition, Scott discusses the requirements under the Uniform Guidance pertaining to use, management, and disposition of grant-funded real and personal property.

August 25, 2022 at 1 pm ET
The Allowable Cost System

Fundamentally, a grant from the federal government is simply an agreement by the government to reimburse a non-federal entity for certain costs of certain activities. The limits of the government’s agreement are expressed primarily through the federal cost principles and are defined as “allowable costs.” Join FTLF Partner Scott S. Sheffler to evaluate and discuss the scope and limitations on reimbursable costs, and key risk areas inherent in this system.

September 22, 2022 at 1 pm ET
Cost Allocation and Indirect Cost Rates

One of the most challenging compliance obligations of federal grantees is ensuring that they charge only “allocable” costs to their federal awards.  At its core a very straightforward concept, in practice cost allocation can prove a complex endeavor.  From direct allocation, through cost allocation plans, and federally approved indirect cost rate agreements, an understanding of cost allocation principles aids grantees in efficiently and properly recovering project costs from the federal government.  Join FTLF Partner Scott S. Sheffler to build from cost allocation basics to intermediate allocation concepts, examine practical examples, and walk through the indirect rate agreement negotiation process.

October 13, 2022 at 1 pm ET
Federal Procurement Standards

Based upon straight-forward principles of competition and transparency, the federal procurement standards are one of the areas of the federal grant management regulations that contains numerous specific rules and remains an area of compliance focus for auditors and agency reviewers. In this webinar, FTLF Partner Scott S. Sheffler will concisely address procurement considerations, building from the underlying legal principles to the key specific regulatory requirements.

November 10, 2022 at 1 pm ET
Cost Share and Program Income

Though technically distinct regulatory concepts, the issues of cost share and program income are two sides of the same coin in the federal-grantee relationship. This webinar will discuss the key requirements relating to each, including common compliance considerations. To truly control one’s cost share and program income situation, one must build from their existing knowledge base of allowable costs and cost allocation to clearly define relevant “scopes of grant projects” within their own corporate structure.

December 8, 2022 at 1 pm ET
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.