Understanding the New OMB Super Circular

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March 20, 2014 (Thursday)
2:00 P.M. EDT  /  1:00 P.M. CDT  /  12:00 P.M. MDT   /  11:00 A.M. PDT
2-Hour Live Webinar

In late December, the Office of Management and Budget released its much-anticipated uniform guidance for administrative requirements, cost principles, and audits for federal grants.  The “Super Circular” or “Omnicircular” provides a new framework for managing federal grants and subgrants.  This all-new, two-hour webinar will explain the key changes and key compliance deadlines and what the “Super Circular” means for federal grant recipients and subrecipients.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Changes to the structure of the OMB grants management guidance;
  • Differences between the existing and new administrative standards (including the new procurement standards);
  • Revisions to the cost principles, including changes related to personnel costs;
  • Changes to audit requirements under the OMB’s new guidance; and,
  • Compliance deadlines and key dates under the Super Circular.

Participants in this webinar will come away with an understanding of the major changes in the new OMB Super Circular and how those changes may affect their organizations as federal grantees and subgrantees.



Participants will learn about the major features of the new OMB Super Circular, and after attending the webinar will:

  • Understand the OMB’s intentions in reforming federal grants management and the structural changes resulting in the new uniform guidance (the “Super Circular”).
  • Be able to make sense of the key changes affecting administrative standards, cost principles, and audits.
  • Know which changes may be good and which changes may be bad for federal grant recipients and subrecipients.
  • Understand the key dates and deadlines for implementing the new Super Circular and the changes to federal grants management.


The webinar is intended for Board Members and Officers, Executive Directors, Program Managers, Finance Directors, Grants Managers, and Senior Managers.


We suggest that organizations purchase a single registration and use this webinar as a group training event.  Participating in this webinar as a group using a single registration is easy:  Just gather all the participants from the organization in a central location and log-in from there.  Pricing is $189 per registration and includes the live event and access to the recorded, on-demand archive.


R. Brian Tipton is a practicing attorney with more than a decade’s experience working with nonprofits and grant-funded organizations across the United States.  Brian is a summa cum laude graduate of the Louisiana State University and the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University.  He regularly represents grant-funded entities (including Community Action Agencies and Head Start programs) in the areas of regulatory compliance, audits, funding source disputes, administrative appeals, and litigation.  Brian also consults with organizations on governance, human resources, programmatic, and corporate matters, and develops and presents training programs for nonprofits.