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The last year has been a challenging one for many grantees and subrecipients, and among the chief challenges was avoiding distractions (including the government shutdown) while remaining in compliance with the current grants management requirements under the Uniform Grants Guidance (better known as the “OMB Super Circular”). To help grant-funded organizations like yours meet these challenges, the special theme of this year’s Western Grants Forum is “Mastering the OMB Super Circular.” When you attend the 2019 Western Grants Forum in Anaheim, you will learn about the Super Circular’s key rules and how to ensure compliance with the Uniform Grants Guidance. The curriculum includes a deep dive into the procurement standards, one of the most confusing areas for grant-funded entities. In addition to discussing the Super Circular’s major grants management requirements, the 2019 Western Grants Forum will examine the lessons learned from the recent government shutdown and how your organization can become “shutdown proof.” Make plans to join us in Anaheim on April 2-3, 2019, and make sure that you are up-to-date with grants requirements.

Topics

By attending the 2019 Western Grants Forum in Anaheim, California, on April 2-3, 2019, you will learn how to better manage your grants under the Uniform Grants Guidance (a/k/a the “OMB Super Circular).  During the 2019 Western Grants Forum, you will learn about the following important topics:

  • The impact of the recent government shutdown on the grant-funded community and lessons for grant-funded organizations;
  • Steps recipients and subrecipients can take to “shutdown proof” their organizations;
  • Key administrative requirements under the Uniform Grants Guidance (the “OMB Super Circular”);
  • Cost principles under the Uniform Grants Guidance(the “OMB Super Circular”);
  • Single Audit Act audit standards;
  • Managing grant-acquired property under the Uniform Grants Guidance (the “OMB Super Circular”);
  • Recordkeeping and access requirements for recipients and subrecipients;
  • Time and effort documentation standards under the Uniform Grants Guidance (the “OMB Super Circular”);
  • Fiscal management and internal control standards in the Uniform Grants Guidance (the “OMB Super Circular”) for recipients and subrecipients;
  • Involving board members, officers, and other officials in effective fundraising efforts;
  • Recent developments and potential changes expected to affect grantees and subrecipients in 2019;
  • Complying with procurement standards and best practices under the Uniform Grants Guidance (the “OMB Super Circular”);
  • Common compliance issues for grantees and subgrantees and how to avoid them; and,
  • Answers to frequently asked questions about the Uniform Grants Guidance (the “OMB Super Circular”).

In addition to discussing these topics and more, the 2019 Western Grants Forum will provide multiple opportunities across both days of the conference for attendees to ask their own, individual questions about grants management developments, requirements, and best practices.

Audience

Whether you are new to the world of Federal grants or are an experienced member of the grants management community, the 2019 Western Grants Forum will provide useful information and insights to help you fulfill your grants management responsibilities.  There are no prerequisites for attending the 2019 Western Grants Forum.  The experience level for all sessions is overview/update.

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits will be available for attendees of the 2019 Western Grants Forum.  Credits are awarded based on 50 minute hours in accordance with the standards of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).  Up to 14 hours of CPE in the field of Specialized Knowledge (Nonprofits and Government) may be earned for the entire course.  However, please keep in mind that each state’s board ultimately has sole discretion in determining how much (if any) credit to allow.

Objectives

When you attend the 2019 Western Grants Forum in Anaheim, California, on April 2-3, 2019, you will learn about the major rules that grantees and subrecipients must follow under the Uniform Grants Guidance (the “OMB Super Circular”) as well as recent developments in Federal grants management (including the government shutdown) and how to respond to these developments.  After attending the Western Grants Forum, you will be able to:

  • List recent developments and proposed changes affecting management of Federal grants and subawards;
  • Identify at least four significant compliance challenges for recipients and subrecipients under the Uniform Grants Guidance (the “OMB Super Circular”);
  • Describe the impact of the recent government shutdown on grant-funded organizations and identify at least three “lessons learned”;
  • List the major administrative and fiscal management requirements under the Uniform Grants Guidance (the “OMB Super Circular”);
  • Describe the general cost principles under the Uniform Grants Guidance (the “OMB Super Circular”);
  • Identify the selected items of cost included in the Uniform Grants Guidance (the “OMB Super Circular”) and the usual treatment of each item;
  • Identify the major challenges that grant-funded organizations face in diversifying funding streams;
  • List at least five fund-raising methods or techniques that grant-funded organizations can implement to diversify their funding streams; and,
  • Describe the standards and best practices for procurement by grant-funded organizations under the Uniform Grants Guidance (the “OMB Super Circular”).

Pricing and Registration Policies

Save with the Early Bird Discount when you register early! Registration for the 2019 Western Grants Forum is just $499 per person through March 15, 2019.  The regular registration rate of $549 per person will apply after March 15, 2019.  Refunds will not be given for cancellations on or after March 11, 2019; a $125 administrative fee applies to any cancellations received before March 11, 2019.  No refund will be given for registrants who fail to attend.  Instead of cancellation, you may substitute another attendee at any time without additional charge.

Registration in advance is required for the 2019 Western Grants Forum in Anaheim, California, on April 2-3, 2019.  At-the-door registration will not be available.  Please register as soon as possible as attendance opportunities are limited.  Last year’s event sold out early.