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Virtual Federal Grants Forum - December 2020

Virtual Federal Grants Forum - December 2020

New 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 for the Federal Grants Forum and learn about coronavirus-related grants considerations, the 2020 compliance supplement, and most importantly, how new grants will be affected by the uniform guidance changes that went into effect on November 12, 2020. This is the compliance information you need to 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. 

Session 1: Making Substantial Progress Towards Achieving Grant Objectives Without the Excuses
Session 2: Successful Subaward Administration
Session 3: Internal Controls: Working From Home Presents New Challenges
Session 4: Price to Win: Financial Considerations for Preaward
Session 5: Intro to Indirect Cost Recovery
Session 6: How to Prepare, Host, and Survive a Site Visit or Desk Review
Session 7: Procurement Compliance Under the Revised Uniform Guidance
Session 8: Property Management: A Growing Risk Area for Grantees

This event was recorded on December 15 - 16, 2020.

Meet Your Instructors

Dan Durst is a Manager at Capital Edge Consulting, with extensive experience in various accounting and compliance issues related to Federal government contracts and grants. Dan’s areas of expertise include Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal awards to non-Federal entities (Uniform Guidance), Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). Dan is also well-versed in various levels of audit support including DCAA, Single Audit, and Inspector General audits. Dan’s industry experience includes defense, nonprofit, and public sector. Dan has assisted clients with Indirect Cost Rate Proposal Development, Indirect Rate Structure Assessment, Subrecipient Monitoring Support, Audit Support and Risk Assessment, Audit Findings Remediation, Procurement System Certification, Internal Controls Assessment, Forensic Investigations, Grants Closeout Support, and other regulatory compliance matters. Prior to joining Capital Edge, Dan was an audit supervisor and lead consultant for Clarke Leiper PLLC, a member of the AICPA’s Government Audit Quality Center. Dan has previously held security clearances with the U.S. Department of Defense, including Secret Clearance. While contracted by the U.S. Department of State Dan conducted audits and analysis at the U.S. Embassies in 19 foreign countries. Dan has supervised and performed several Single Audits under both OMB A-133 and the new Uniform Guidance. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a minor in Information Technology and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from George Mason University.

Toni DeMaglio is currently responsible for the post-award grant management at Seminole State College of Florida. In this capacity, she provides interpretation of policies and rules to insure the conformance of federal and state laws, rules, regulations and agency/program policies. Her primary responsibility is to keep grants in the state of audit-readiness by providing technical assistance to college personnel in the areas of fiscal integrity as they relate to programmatic activities. She works closely with project directors and financial services to prevent and identify activities and charges that would be unallowable under grant regulations, and if required, recommends corrective action plans. Toni designs College grants management training for grant project directors, administrators and support staff. She also assures that statutory/administrative requirements and grant conditions have been met during the closeout of each grant.