Managing Stimulus Grants And Subgrants: Avoiding Current Vulnerabilities

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Location: Your City, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 30, 2010
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You’ve probably noticed that this is an election year. Many politicians seeking office are busy arguing about whether the programs created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka the “Stimulus”) have had the desired effects of creating and retaining jobs and implementing important national priorities. Meanwhile, those administering the funds have some more mundane things to do—like wrestling with the often burdensome requirements that were attached to these funds by Congress or added by the Office of Management and Budget and the federal award making agencies.

It’s been a year and a half since the enactment of the law and grantees and subgrantees are well underway in implementing the awards. Most have already closed the books on their first fiscal year in which the funds were spent and their independent auditors have been testing the expenditures in light of rigorous new federal audit guidance and tougher standards for reporting internal control deficiencies. Meanwhile, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the federal inspectors general, operating in concert under something called the Recovery Accountability and Transparency (RAT) Board are issuing numerous reports of their own concerning the vulnerabilities of the programs.

This audio conference will capture the details of all of these developments and identify the steps that grantees and subgrantees with Stimulus awards should continue to take to avoid problems and to assure proper stewardship of these funds.

You'll Learn:

* What is the current reporting regime for Stimulus grants and how can being late affect your future funding?
* What specific tests are non-federal auditors being told to make when reviewing Stimulus grant expenditures and how to be ready for those tests?
* What instructions are federal agencies receiving on managing Stimulus grants that are having ripple effects on recipients and subrecipients?
* How are requirements associated with the Stimulus affecting your other federal awards?
* What administrative vulnerabilities have federal auditors identified that have implications for recipients and subrecipients?

Join Bob Lloyd, a respected authority on policies and practices affecting the award, administration, and audit of federal grants and contracts for this timely and informative session.

Attendees Who Will Benefit From This Audio Conference Include:

* Finance directors
* Grants managers
* Accounting staff
* Sponsored programs administrators
* Program managers
* Internal auditors
* External auditors
* Executive managers


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