Partner Events


November 20  |  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET
December 7  |  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET
December 18  |  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET

Virtual Course
Federal Grants Update 2020

This course has been completely updated to address the latest changes in federal grants, including the impact of the CARES Act and other COVID-19 issuances on grant policy.




Wednesday, October 14th  |  2-3 PM ET
How to Make Sure Governments Aren’t Leaving Money on the Table

With the arrival of a new fiscal year and the remaining ramifications of the pandemic, state, local, and tribal governments cannot afford to miss any available funding opportunities. Even if you think your organization has made the most of your grant awards, you may still be leaving money on the table, especially when it comes to accounting for your indirect costs and getting fully reimbursed for everything you've spent. Attendees will earn 1 CPE credit.


Thursday, October 22nd  |  1-2 PM ET
Tribes Need to Know About Their CARES Act Funding

With nearly all Coronavirus Relief Funds distributed, many tribes may be left wondering where else they can go if they need additional support. In this webinar, eCivis will cover the latest Uniform Grant Guidance updates and how it affects tribes, best practices to manage and spend their COVID-19 relief funding, and tips on selecting the right tools to help.


Thursday, November 5th  |  2-3 PM ET
3 Ways to Maximize Your COVID-19 Funding Through Digital Transformation

As governments look to 2021, there is a need to ensure that every available source of funding is leveraged while guaranteeing business continuity in the age of COVID-19. Two essential processes that have been impacted are grants management and procurement, which are intertwined through the use of governments grant dollars to purchase essential resources. It is more important than ever to digitize these essential processes so governments can deliver critical services to their communities. Attendees will earn 1 CPE credit.


Wednesday, December 16th  |  2-3 PM ET
Anything and Everything You Need to Know About Government Grants

2021 is just around the corner, and if you're like the rest of grant professionals managing funding during times of crisis, you're probably still reeling from this year. eCivis wants to offer the opportunity to answer any lingering questions you have about any and all things related to your grants management. Still have questions about the updated Uniform Grant Guidance? Are you wondering if your organization will have to return any Coronavirus Relief Fund dollars to the Department of Treasury? Do you have questions about your indirect costs or cost allocation plans for the upcoming year? eCivis is here to answer whatever is top of mind for you. Attendees will earn 1 CPE credit.









November 5, 2020
Virtual Instruction
ADMB7007A002 - Managing Multiple Priorities

Regain control over your workload, increase your efficiency, and ease your stress. Learn ways to dig out from beneath the mountain of paperwork, emails, and assignments, and eliminate anxiety over and frustration about your many responsibilities. Discover strategies for goal setting and prioritizing, as well as methods for overcoming procrastination. Learn to handle professional challenges with confidence!


November 16 - 18, 2020
Virtual Instruction
GRNT7035A001 - Grants Performance Management and Monitoring

You will focus on the unique performance management, measurement and monitoring issues for grants and grant-funded programs. You will enhance your awareness of performance issues relating to both achievement of program goals and effective and efficient management of program resources. You will learn a step-by-step, hands-on process to develop and implement a formalized monitoring function for grants that will apply to monitoring of recipients and sub-recipients. This process also includes self-monitoring within your agency or organization, a function mandated by 2 CFR 200, the Uniform Administrative Requirements.

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Self Paced
ADMB8006A001 - Effective Meetings

Master one of the most important skills in the workplace: planning and running productive meetings. Whether you hold face-to-face or virtual meetings, become adept at creating an outcome-oriented agenda, staying on time and on topic, and facilitating attendees to ensure full participation. Make the most out of each meeting you convene.

December 8 - 9, 2020
Virtual Instruction
PGMT7006A001 - Tools for Management Analysis

Successful analysts utilize multiple tools and techniques. This course adds to the analysis toolkit by teaching structured approaches and methods to assist in problem solving, decision making and critical thinking. We explore ways to compare decision alternatives, prioritize options, differentiate symptoms and causes of problems, design process flows, measure organizational performance, and more.








Thursday, October 29, 2020  |  1 PM ET

With the advent of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (“Uniform Guidance”), the government highlighted the obligation of grant recipients to maintain adequate internal controls. The concept of internal controls is not, however, always well understood; and certainly is operationalized differently in each recipient organization. Join FTLF Partner Scott S. Sheffler to discuss core internal control concepts, common risk areas, and compliance program strategies from a risk management perspective.

Thursday, November 19, 2020  | 

All Federal grantees must report certain activities potentially affecting their Federal award, including fraud and fraud-like matters, certain conflicts of interest, and relevant criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings.

Before the Uniform Guidance, much of this reporting was voluntary, but with the promulgation of the Uniform Guidance in December 2014, OMB has moved from voluntary disclosures to mandatory reporting (2 C.F.R. § 200.113) and has begun to call for self-reporting of certain conflicts of interest in grant-supported transactions (2 C.F.R. § 200.112).  As of January 2016, mandatory reporting expanded further with requirements under the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (“FAPIIS”).

Thursday, December 10, 2020  | 

All medium and large grantees must undergo the Single Audit Act annual audit process (often referred to as the “Uniform Guidance”, “A-133” or “Subpart F” audit). The Single Audit is the federal government’s most important tool for testing your compliance with the terms of your awards. Moreover, it is a major annual expense for your organization.

In this webinar, FTLF Attorney Scott Sheffler and CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner Carol Barnard will provide an in-depth look at this process from both the grants accounting and legal perspectives. Join us to ensure you understand the process, your rights, and your obligations.




Two Day Forum: October 7 - 8, 2020  |  Optional Workshop: October 9, 2020

Virtual Forum
Virtual Thompson Grants Federal Grants Forum

New proposed uniform guidance changes – coupled with learning how to navigate a world trying to mitigate a pandemic crisis –  means shifting expectations, priorities and resources. It is clear that protecting your federal funding is more important than ever before in these uncertain times.

Join Thompson Grants virtually for the Federal Grants Forum this October and get the compliance guidance you need to ensure that you and your entire team are up-to-date on the latest grants rules and regulations that govern federal awards no matter the circumstances so that you can confidently manage your grants and protect your funding.

Our two-day agenda includes powerhouse sessions that cover everything you need to know – start to finish – about how to tackle the toughest grants management challenges while addressing how COVID-19 has changed the game. You’ll be able to ask your specific questions directly to our trainer in our virtual learning environment as you watch the presentations.






October 28, 2020
Grants Training
Assessing Compliance Risk in Public Sector
Grants and Building a Monitoring Plan

Don’t have access to the HHS Grantee Dossier? Neither do we. So what should #Primes and #PassThroughs be looking at to assess #grants #Compliance  #Risk? Join #BFS as we explore #grantee #risk and how to build a #monitoring plan around it.