Federal Grants

Federal Grants Update and OMB Super Circular Training in San Antonio

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December 13 and 14, 2018
Hilton Palacio del Rio (on the River Walk)
San Antonio, Texas
Once-a-Year Federal Grants Training Opportunity!

Stay up-to-date with critical developments affecting Federal grants management, including changes related to the Uniform Grants Guidance (a.k.a. the “OMB Super Circular”), by attending the annual Federal Grants Management Update and Super Circular Training in San Antonio, Texas, on December 13-14, 2018.

When you attend this year’s Federal Grants Management Update and Super Circular Training, you will learn how to better manage your grants under the Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Grants Guidance (more commonly known as the “OMB Super Circular”), while staying up-to-date on the latest regulatory, legal, accounting, and policy developments affecting grants management.  Held since 2015, the annual Federal Grants Update provides up-to-date information about Federal grants management requirements for all types of grant recipients and subrecipients (whether nonprofits, institutions of higher education, hospitals, tribal entities, or unites of government) throughout the United States.  This year’s update will feature a procurement deep dive in addition to explanations of the latest legal, fiscal, and policy developments, including recent changes to the Super Circular’s requirements.  Help ensure that your organization stays up-to-date and in compliance with Federal grants rules by making your plans today to join your fellow grants management professionals for the Federal Grants Update 2018 in San Antonio on December 13 and 14. 

The Federal Grants Management Training and Super Circular Update will discuss recent developments for both new and experienced grants professionals as well as explaining major requirements under the Super Circular for those new to grants management and for those simply wanting a refresher.  The special procurement standards deep dive that will conclude this year’s update is just one of the many topics that will be covered over the conference’s two full days.  During the Federal Grants Update 2018, you will learn about important grants management issues and changes, including the following:

  • Current developments in grants management under the Uniform Grants Guidance (a.k.a. the Super Circular);
  • Major requirements under the OMB Super Circular’s administrative rules, cost principles, and audit standards;
  • Procurement standards and best practices under the Uniform Grants Guidance, including recent changes to the procurement rules;
  • Methods of procurement under the Uniform Grants Guidance, their significant features (and differences), and when to use them;
  • Fiscal management standards and related financial management issues for grant recipients and subrecipients;
  • Common allowability issues under the cost principles;
  • Management and disposition of property acquired or improved with grant funds;
  • Employee welfare costs (including the elimination of “employee morale”);
  • Effects of tax reform on grant-funded organizations;
  • Fiscal management issues for non-financial personnel;
  • Strategies to diversify funding streams;
  • Engaging the governing body in financially successful fundraising activities;
  • Impact of recent legislation, court cases, and administrative decisions, on Federal grantees and grants management;
  • Internal control requirements for grant-funded entities;
  • Recent accounting and auditing changes affecting grantees; and,
  • Answers to frequently asked questions about the OMB’s Super Circular.

In addition to learning about these critical grants management topics and more, you will also have multiple opportunities to ask our speakers your individual Super Circular and grants management questions.  Register today for this year’s edition of the Federal Grants Management Update and Super Circular Training in San Antonio, Texas, on December 13-14, 2018, to learn how to comply with current grants requirements under the Super Circular and avoid costly compliance issue.

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OMB Super Circular Training in Phoenix Area

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December 6 and 7, 2016
Embassy Suites Phoenix Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ (Phoenix Area)

The OMB Uniform Grants Guidance (better known as the Super Circular) will soon turn two and, like most two-year-olds, continues to grow and change.  Make sure that you know the key requirements under the OMB Super Circular and stay up-to-date on the latest developments and changes affecting Federal grants management by attending our 2-day Federal Grants Symposium: OMB Super Circular Training and Grants Management Update in Scottsdale (the greater Phoenix area).

Effectively managing grants requires having the right knowledge.  Grants management rules continue to evolve both under the Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Grants Guidance (more commonly referred to as the Super Circular) and in general.  Since the Super Circular was issued in 2014, the OMB has made amendments (with the latest taking effect earlier this year); significant challenges in implementing the Uniform Grants Guidance have been found; new audit requirements have taken effect (with accompanying changes to the guidance in the Audit Compliance Supplement); and legal and legislative actions have continued to affect grants management.  Staying in compliance with grants requirements means having a solid understanding of the fundamentals under the Super Circular and keeping up-to-date with these and other recent developments. 

Attending this special, two-day event in Scottsdale will help you stay current and compliant while learning about the Super Circular’s key requirements as well as recent changes and related grants management developments.  The conference will cover not just recent developments but will also review the key rules governing grants management under the Super Circular, including administrative requirements, cost principles, procurement and property management, and audit standards.  The Federal Grants Symposium: OMB Super Circular Training and Grants Management Update will benefit both experienced grants professionals and those new to the world of Federal grants and will offer important information for all types of grant-funded organizations (grantees, subrecipients, and pass-throughs).

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More Dates Added: OMB Super Circular Training in New Orleans

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Additional Dates!
October 25 and 26, 2016
New Orleans, LA

Our last conference sold out early, so we added more dates.  Don’t miss this chance to learn the key requirements under the OMB Super Circular and stay up-to-date on the latest developments and changes affecting Federal grants management at our 2-day conference in New Orleans.

The requirements for managing grants both under the OMB’s Uniform Guidance (better known as the Super Circular) and in general continue to grow and evolve.  The Super Circular has imposed new requirements and changed numerous pre-existing rules, including administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit standards.  In addition,  funding sources have enacted their own regulations to implement the Super Circular, but the implementing regulations are not uniform, and the OMB continues to amend the Super Circular, including new changes taking effect for 2016.  To effectively manage Federal grants in today’s environment, you need to know the key requirements of the Super Circular as well as the latest changes to the Guidance and related developments in grants management. By attending the OMB Super Circular Training and Federal Grants Update 2016 in New Orleans, you will not only learn about the major requirements under the Super Circular and the challenges in implementing these rules but will also stay up-to-date with the evolving world of the Uniform Guidance and grants management.

 The training will cover the major requirements of the Super Circular for those new to grants management or wanting a refresher, but the conference goes beyond the fundamentals to explain recent changes and related developments for both new and experienced grants professionals. 

During this special, 2-day event, you will learn about the Super Circular’s requirements, implementation issues, recent changes to the Super Circular, and related developments in grants management, including:

  • Amendments to the Super Circular (Uniform Guidance) taking effect in 2016;
  • Administrative requirements under the Super Circular and challenges in implementation;
  • Procurement and property management standards under the Super Circular, recent changes affecting procurement standards, and common problems in implementing the new standards;
  • Unified cost principles under the Super Circular and issues encountered in navigating the new cost principles related to direct and indirect costs,
  • Requirements of the Federal Awardee Performance Integrity and Information System (FAPIIS);
  • Requirements for risk management in the award and management of grants and subgrants;
  • Time and effort reporting requirements (including the impact of the new FLSA overtime rules) under the Super Circular;
  • Impact of recent court and administrative decisions on Federal grants management;
  • New legislation addressing issues in grants management and closeouts;
  • Consequences (legal and administrative) of fraud, abuse, and other violations of grants management requirements under the Super Circular;
  • Changes under the Super Circular affecting the making, documenting, and managing of subawards (subgrants);
  • New emphasis on internal controls and new certification and fiscal management requirements under the Super Circular;
  • Changes to Single Audit Act (formerly Circular A-133) requirements related to audits, reporting, and resolution under Subpart F of the Uniform Guidance (Super Circular);
  • New revisions to the Annual Audit Compliance Supplement for 2016; and,
  • Answers to frequently asked questions about the Super Circular and its implementation.

In addition to receiving the detailed information needed to understand the Super Circular and make sure that your organization is in compliance with grant rules in 2016, you will also have ample opportunities over both days to ask and get answers to your individual questions about the OMB Super Circular.

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OMB Super Circular Training and Federal Grants Update in New Orleans

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September 20 and 21, 2016
Courtyard by Marriott French Quarter/Iberville
New Orleans, LA
Exclusive, Two-Day Small-Group Training Event

Learn the key requirements under the OMB Super Circular and stay up-to-date on the latest developments and changes affecting Federal grants management at our new, 2-day conference in New Orleans.

To effectively manage Federal grants, you need to know the key requirements of the OMB’s Uniform Guidance (better known as the Super Circular) as well as the latest changes to the Guidance and related developments in grants management. This all-new, two-day training covers both the fundamentals and the recent changes and developments that you need to know to stay in compliance with grants requirements.  By attending this unique event in New Orleans, you will not only learn more about the major requirements under the Super Circular and the challenges in implementing these rules but will also stay up-to-date with the evolving world of the Uniform Guidance and grants management.

 The training will cover the major requirements of the Super Circular for those new to grants management or wanting a refresher, but the conference goes beyond the fundamentals to explain recent changes and related developments for both new and experienced grants professionals.  Although the Uniform Guidance (better known as the Super Circular) is less than two years old, the OMB has already made amendments, including changes taking effect for 2016.  In addition to these changes, new concepts from the Super Circular are starting to influence Federal grants management (including subawards) and new challenges in implementing the Super Circular continue to be found.  These include changes to the audit requirements under the Super Circular and a slow make-over of the Audit Compliance Supplement, both of which are just starting to be felt.  Furthermore, recent court and administrative decisions and legislation are affecting grants management for both grantees and subrecipients.  As the Super Circular and other grants management requirements continue to evolve and grow, recipients (including pass-throughs) and subrecipients need to stay up-to-date. At the conference, you will learn not just the major requirements and recent changes in the Super Circular but also current developments in grants management and how these developments affect grant-funded organizations.

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OMB Super Circular Training in Philadelphia

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July 21 and 22, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton Center City
Philadelphia, PA
Exclusive, Two-Day OMB Super Circular Training

Learn the new grants administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit standards under the Office of Management and Budget’s Super Circular at our in-depth, exclusive two-day conference in Philadelphia.

The OMB’s new Uniform Guidance (commonly called the Super Circular or the Omnicircular) has brought increased accountability and scrutiny to grant-funded entities. The Super Circular has imposed new requirements and has changed numerous pre-existing rules, including administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit standards. In addition, federal funding sources have enacted their own regulations to implement the Super Circular, but the implementing regulations are not uniform, and the OMB continues to amend the Super Circular, including new changes taking effect for 2016. Attend our two-day conference in Philadelphia to learn how to manage grants in 2016 and to spot, prevent, and respond to potential problems after the Super Circular.

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