Month: December 2018

Managing Grants under the Uniform Grants Guidance in Charleston, SC

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February 26 and 27, 2019
Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston, SC

Are you putting your grant funding at risk? Learn how to manage your Federal grants in compliance with the administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit standards of the OMB’s Uniform Grants Guidance (a/k/a the “Super Circular”) during our two-day training in Charleston, South Carolina, on February 26-27, 2019.

The Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Grants Guidance (popularly known as the “OMB Super Circular,” the “Omnicircular,” or simply the “UGG”) touches all aspects of grants management, and failure to follow its requirements can result in serious compliance problems and even loss of your grant funding.  Regardless of whether your organization is a pass-through entity, grantee, or subrecipient, you need to understand the Super Circular’s requirements and conform your organization’s practices to the Uniform Grants Guidance and funding source regulations.  This special, two-day conference will not only explain for you the grants management requirements under the Uniform Grants Guidance, but will also go beyond the basics to address recent legislative, policy, and legal developments, to help you stay up-to-date on current grants requirements.  By attending the “Managing Grants under the Uniform Grants Guidance” training in Charleston on February 26 and 27, 2019, you will learn how to comply with the Uniform Grants Guidance, better manage your grants, and avoid common problems.

During this intensive training, you will learn about the Uniform Grants Guidance’s key requirements across the entire grant life cycle, from the pre-award phase to performance to close-outs and audits, plus everything in between.  Over the course of two days, you will learn how to safely navigate the OMB Super Circular.  Just some of the topics that you will explore are:

  • Recent changes to the Uniform Grants Guidance (OMB Super Circular);
  • Major rules that you must follow under the Uniform Grants Guidance;
  • Administrative standards under the Super Circular;
  • Procurement and property management standards;
  • Fiscal management requirements;
  • Internal control standards;
  • Records retention requirements;
  • Close-outs and later adjustments;
  • Funding source remedies and enforcement actions;
  • Revised, unified cost principles under the Uniform Grants Guidance;
  • Treatment of direct and indirect costs (including the de minimis indirect cost rate);
  • Special rules applicable to specific items of cost;
  • Time and effort reporting requirements for personnel charges;
  • Prior approval requirements;
  • Single Audit Act (Subpart F) audit standards;
  • Consequences of fraud, abuse, and other violations of the Uniform Grants Guidance’s requirements;
  • Common problems under the Uniform Grants Guidance and how to avoid them; and,
  • Answers to frequently asked questions about the Uniform Grants Guidance (Super Circular) and its implementation.

The conference will discuss these topics and more to provide you with the information necessary to remain in compliance with current grants requirements.  In addition to learning how to navigate the Uniform Grants Guidance to stay in compliance with grants requirements, you will also have ample opportunities over both days of the conference to ask and get answers to your questions about the OMB Super Circular and grants management when you attend the “Managing Grants under the Uniform Grants Guidance” training in Charleston South Carolina, on February 26 and 27, 2019.

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Fifth Annual Head Start Fiscal Integrity Institute in San Antonio

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February 21 and 22, 2019
Hotel Valencia (on the River Walk)
San Antonio, TX

Make sure that your Head Start or Early Head Start agency is keeping its eyes firmly on the money while understanding the program’s complex fiscal management requirements by attending the Fifth Annual Head Start Fiscal Integrity Institute in the heart of San Antonio, Texas, on February 21-22, 2019.

Fiscal management is not only a focus area for the Office of Head Start but remains a challenging area for Head Start and Early Head Start agencies.  Common challenges include on-going changes to the OMB’s Uniform Grants Guidance (as codified in HHS Part 75), the steady evolution of Federal audit requirements, annual updates to the new Aligned Monitoring System 2.0, and lingering questions about the effect of the revised Performance Standards.  Adding to the pressure is the continued scrutiny of financial management policies, procedures, and practices by the Office of Head Start.  In short, programs need to keep their eyes on the money.  When you attend the Fifth Annual Head Start Fiscal Integrity Institute in San Antonio on February 21 and 22, 2019, you will learn not only how your Head Start or Early Head Start agency can meet these challenges and withstand the Office of Head Start’s scrutiny but stay atop the fiscal management performance charts.

The curriculum has been updated and revised for the fifth installment of this annual Institute with an emphasis on recent changes and emerging issues in fiscal management for Head Start and Early Head Start programs in 2019.  During this exclusive, two-day training, you will learn about the key areas and requirements for Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal integrity in detail, including:

  • Meeting fiscal management requirements under the Head Start Program Performance Standards and HHS Part 75 (the Uniform Grants Guidance);
  • Navigating fiscal monitoring under the latest version of the Aligned Monitoring System 2.0;
  • Establishing an adequate fiscal management system;
  • Maintaining sufficient documentation (recordkeeping) to support effective fiscal management;
  • Implementing meaningful internal controls;
  • Understanding and following rules for direct and indirect costs;
  • Following Head Start rules and guidelines for program income and fundraising;
  • Satisfying Head Start match requirements (including requirements related to in-kind contributions);
  • Implementing a compliant procurement system;
  • Understanding recent fiscal management guidance;
  • Ensuring sound fiscal management to avoid questioned costs and disallowances;
  • Preparing for Single Audit Act (Subpart F) audits; and,
  • Understanding how to identify and avoid common fiscal integrity issues.

The Institute will discuss these topics and more to provide you with the key knowledge needed to make sound financial management decisions and remain in compliance with Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal integrity rules.  You will also have ample opportunities to ask your individual questions about Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal management during the Fifth Annual Head Start Fiscal Integrity Institute in San Antonio on February 21 and 22, 2019.

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