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Associations & the Uniform Grant Guidance:
Achieving Compliance, Minimizing Risk
Recorded on May 7, 2015

The Uniform Grant Guidance has been in effect for a few months, however, associations and nonprofits are still struggling with implementation. Many associations still have questions on how to train your workforce to achieve compliance and minimize risk, best practices for reducing waste, fraud, and abuse, and how to monitor subrecipient activities.

Successfully implementing the new Uniform Guidance standards—and avoiding penalties for alleged misuse of funds—means establishing and implementing the right policies, procedures, and controls. This webinar will help give you guidance on how to create a compliance program under the new Guidance that is tailored for your association’s needs. 

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The Uniform Grant Guidance has been in effect for a few months, however, associations and nonprofits are still struggling with implementation. Many associations still have questions on how to train your workforce to achieve compliance and minimize risk, best practices for reducing waste, fraud, and abuse, and how to monitor subrecipient activities.

Successfully implementing the new Uniform Guidance standards—and avoiding penalties for alleged misuse of funds—means establishing and implementing the right policies, procedures, and controls. This webinar will help give you guidance on how to create a compliance program under the new Guidance that is tailored for your association’s needs. 

Register now for Associations & the Uniform Grant Guidance: Achieving Compliance, Minimizing Risk.

In this 90-minute webinar, experts on grant reform and compliance look back over the year, revealing where associations have struggled with the Uniform Grant Guidance, and offering best practices tips for implementation that associations of varying sizes can use to address these challenges effectively. In addition to compliance tips specifically for associations and nonprofits, you’ll learn how the Uniform Grant Guidance brings grant regulations more in line with traditional federal contract regulations (FAR), and how to avoid new “contractor-like” sanctions—such as clawbacks and civil and criminal penalties. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

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Meet Your Webinar Leaders
Jeff Tenenbaum, Partner, Venable LLP
Jeffrey Tenenbaum chairs Venable's Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group. He is one of the nation's leading nonprofit attorneys, and also is an accomplished author, lecturer, and commentator on nonprofit legal matters. Based in the firm's Washington, DC office, Mr. Tenenbaum counsels his clients on the broad array of legal issues affecting charities, foundations, trade and professional associations, think tanks, advocacy groups, and other nonprofit organizations, and regularly represents clients before Congress, federal and state regulatory agencies, and in connection with governmental investigations, enforcement actions, litigation, and in dealing with the media. Mr. Tenenbaum has won numerous awards, including the 2006 American Bar Association’s Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer of the Year Award, and has been listed in The Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America, and Washington DC Super Lawyers, among others.

Dismas Locaria, Partner, Venable LLP
Dismas (Diz) Locaria is a partner with the firm's Government Contracts Group. Mr. Locaria's practice focuses on assisting government grant recipients and contractors in all aspects of working with the Federal government. Mr. Locaria has extensive experience assisting clients with regulatory and grant/contract term counseling, compliance (including ethics and integrity compliance), responsibility matters, such as suspension, debarment and other grant/contracting exclusions. Mr. Locaria has a wealth of knowledge regarding grant regulations, including the application of these regulations to both prime contractors/grant recipients and subcontractors/subgrantees. This knowledge has enabled Mr. Locaria to assist both for-profit and nonprofit organizations with meeting the requirements for becoming a federal grantee or contractor, interpreting the implication of regulatory, grant and contract and terms to clients’ work and operations, evaluating and advising grantees and contractors on intellectual property issues and agreement modifications, among many other issues.

Melanie Totman, Associate, Venable LLP
Melanie Jones Totman is an associate with Venable’s Government Contracts team where she provides clients with legal advice related to both federal and state procurement law, including complex compliance matters under the Federal Acquisition Regulation, the Office of Management and Budget Circulars, and various state procurement laws and grant regulations. She generally advises clients on small business, False Claims Act, and mandatory disclosure issues. Ms. Totman has broad experience in the defense of audits by various Offices of Inspector General, federal agencies, and the Defense Contract Audit Agency. She represents clients in a variety of bid protests before the United States Government Accountability Office and the United States Court of Federal Claims.

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Who Will Benefit
This webinar is of value to associations and nonprofits that have grants or seek new ones, membership organizations that deal with grants, association management groups and consultants, and association and nonprofit law firms. Personnel who will benefit the most include:

  • Association/nonprofit executive directors
  • Regulatory compliance staff
  • Attorneys and legal staff
  • Association consultants
  • Grant-writing staff
  • Grant-monitoring staff

The Uniform Guidance has dramatically changed the way grantees must administer and monitor their grant awards. Failure to comply with material terms of the grant agreement could impact access to future grant awards. This webinar will provide guidance on how to effectively implement the new regulatory hurdles and meet the government’s increased expectations.

Learning Objectives for this Seminar Include:

  • Outlining some of the important new requirements imposed by the Uniform Grant Guidance
  • Practical insight and advice for both large and small organizations on how to implement these new requirements
  • Advice for implementing the increased subrecipient monitoring requirements
  • Advice on establishing a workable procurement system

Strategies for dealing with ethical issues, including the new conflicts of interest and mandatory disclosure requirements

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