April 29 – May 1, 2015
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Get the answers to your questions about grants management at the Spring 2015 Southern Grants Forum. The Southern Grants Forum will be held from April 29 through May 1, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. The theme is “The Super Reset,” and the Southern Grants Forum will feature sessions discussing the impact of the Office of Management and Budget’s uniform administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit standards for grant-funded organizations, better known as the “Super Circular.” In addition, the Spring 2015 Forum will address the effects of fundamental social and economic changes also underlying “The Super Reset.”
Join a dozen speakers presenting two dozen sessions discussing the future facing grant-funded organizations. The Forum will feature tracks for grants management, fiscal operations, governance and general management, and Head Start. Individual sessions will discuss:
- The Super Circular (Uniform Guidance),
- Cost Principles and Allowability,
- Procurement and Property Management,
- Understanding Financial Statements,
- IRS Compliance,
- Social Enterprise,
- Raising Unrestricted Funds,
- Strategic Planning,
- The Davis-Bacon Act,
- Head Start Aligned Monitoring, and
The Spring 2015 Southern Grants Forum will have vital answers to grants management questions for all types of grant-funded entities, from nonprofits and units of governments to tribal organizations, higher education, and hospitals.
November 10, 2014 (Monday)
Georgia State Bar Conference Center
104 Marietta Street, NW (Third Floor)
Atlanta, GA 30303
The Office of Management and Budget has released the new uniform guidance for administrative requirements, cost principles, and audits for Federal grants, and the various Federal grant awarding agencies currently are working to implement the new guidance by the December deadline. The guidance, commonly called the “Super Circular” or “Omnicircular,” provides a new framework for managing Federal grants and subgrants. All non-Federal entities (pass-throughs, grantees and subrecipients) need to understand the Super Circular’s framework and will need to make conforming changes to their own policies and procedures to remain in compliance with Federal requirements. This one-day workshop will explain in detail what the Super Circular means for Federal grantees and subgrantees. The workshop will discuss the major changes to administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements, as well as major deadlines and what grantees and subgrantees need to do in response to these changes.
Over the course of the day, the workshop will explore the new Super Circular (Omnicircular) in detail, including:
- Changes to the structure of the OMB grants management guidance and the reasons behind the changes;
- Differences between the existing and new administrative standards under the Super Circular (including the new procurement and property management standards and changes to records retention requirements, closeouts and later adjustments, and funding source remedies);
- Revisions to the cost principles (including changes to indirect costs and personnel costs);
- Changes to the audit requirements under the OMB’s new Super Circular (Omnicircular);
- The compliance deadlines and other key dates under the Super Circular (Omnicircular);
- Answers to frequently asked questions about the Super Circular (Omnicircular).
This workshop will discuss these topics and more to provide attendees with the information needed not only to understand the new OMB Super Circular’s requirements but also the information necessary to make changes to their internal policies and procedures to remain in compliance with grant requirements.