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Virtual Federal Grants Forum for Institutions of Higher Education

Virtual Federal Grants Forum for Institutions of Higher Education

Administering Federal grants is uniquely challenging at institutions of higher education. Despite the Federal Government’s recent efforts to impose uniformity in grant regulations and guidance for all Non-Federal Entities, campus cultures and operational dynamics can vary greatly at different colleges and universities. Institutions come in many different sizes and organizational structures, leading to the investment of resources in grant staffing and support systems varying widely. With the the revised Uniform Grant Guidance, everything from the way you apply for grants to how you manage your funding has changed. It’s imperative that your entire team is not only up-to-date on the latest grants rules and regulations, but you understand the best way to accomplish that in the specialized college and university setting.

Join Thompson Grants for the Federal Grants Forum for Institutions of Higher Education On-Demand to learn about coronavirus-related grants considerations, the 2020 compliance supplement, and how new grants are 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, specifically for institutions of higher education, while addressing how COVID-19 has changed the game.

Session 1: Price To Win – Financial Considerations for Pre-Award
Session 2: Time and Effort Reporting: Compliance For Your Largest Expense Category
Session 3: New Lease Accounting Standard – What Does Your Organization Need to Know?
Session 4: Procurement Compliance Under the Revised Uniform Guidance
Session 5: Successful Subaward Administration
Session 6: Overview of HEERF Funding and Associated Requirements
Session 7: Property Management: A Growing Risk Area for Grantees
Session 8: Intro to Indirect Cost Recovery

This event was recorded on July 21 - 22, 2021.

Meet Your Instructors

Dan Durst is the Leader of the Federal Grants Compliance Practice at Capital Edge Consulting, the leading provider of compliance solutions for Federal award recipients. Dan uses his specialized and extensive knowledge in procurement, cost allocation, audit support, and internal controls to deliver a vast array of solutions to award recipients receiving funds from various Federal awarding agencies. Dan currently serves on the Thompson Grants Editorial Advisory Board, providing technical guidance and expert content on topics related to compliance with Uniform Guidance. He is also frequently featured as a speaker on Federal grants compliance issues for industry-recognized training organizations. Prior to joining Capital Edge, Dan was an audit supervisor and lead consultant for a member firm of the AICPA’s Government Audit Quality Center and has supervised and performed several Single Audits under both OMB A-133 and the new Uniform Guidance, Subpart F. 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.

Kristin Hogan, CPA, is a senior manager with Johnson Lambert, a multi-office, niche-focused firm that provides audit, tax, and consulting services to nonprofits, as well as insurance entities and employee benefit plans. With 10 years of experience, Kristin actively participates in client engagements, including planning, executing, directing and completing audits and managing budget for audits. She is a member of the AICPA and Maryland Association of CPAs and is a frequent attendee and speaker at nonprofit conferences and industry events.

Paul Preziotti, CPA, is a Partner for the multi-office CPA firm, Johnson Lambert LLP. He is responsible for providing audit and consulting services to not-for-profit entities and employee benefit plans. He has significant experience serving as an advisor for organizations on a variety of issues including risk assessment, governance, compliance and internal control considerations. Paul received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Bachelor in International Business degrees from the University of Maryland, and he joined Johnson Lambert after graduating. He is a frequent speaker on audit and accounting topics at various industry conferences and seminars. He is an alumnus of the AICPA Leadership Academy, an honor for which less than 40 people are recognized nationally each year. He received the GWSCPA’s 2018 Outstanding Member in Public Practice Award for his contributions to the growth and enhancement of the accounting profession. Furthermore, he is a current member of the AICPA’s Not-for-Profit Advisory Council and a past chair for the GWSCPA’s Nonprofit Finance & Accounting Symposium. Additionally, Paul serves as a board and audit committee member for St. John’s Community Services, a board member for FAR and a member of the governance structure for the Radiation Effects Research Foundation Foundation.

Benjamin Sedelmeier has over five years of experience in supporting government contractors and Federal award recipients to address various accounting and compliance issues related to Federal government contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements. Ben’s expertise includes but is not limited to Cost Proposal Support, Financial Modeling, Contract Administration, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal awards to nonFederal entities (Uniform Guidance). Ben is well experienced in working with both government contractors and Federal award recipients of varying size and industry focus. Ben has complied numerous hours supporting clients with the development of indirect rate structures and forensic investigative analyses. Ben has assisted clients with Business Systems Compliance, Policy and Procedure Development, Indirect Cost Rate Proposal Development, Indirect Rate Structure Assessment, Subrecipient Monitoring Support, Audit Support, and Risk Assessment, Audit Findings Remediation, Procurement System Compliance, Internal Controls Assessment, and other regulatory compliance matters.