Get Uniform Grant Guidance Training from Top Grants Experts

February 10, 2015 | By Jerry Ashworth | Post a Comment

U.S. Capitol BuildingIf you are in the Washington, D.C., vicinity next week, Thompson Information Services and the Performance Institute are offering an excellent chance to learn all about the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) uniform grant guidance, featuring an A-list of speakers on various topics to better oversee your grant programs. Seats are still available for this terrific training opportunity.

The uniform grant guidance, which became effective for all new federal awards and continuation of funding on existing awards as of Dec. 26, 2014, is the most expansive grant reform for nonfederal entities since the Single Audit Act of 1984 — altering procedures and expectations for anyone applying for or managing a federal grant. With a greater focus on performance over compliance, the uniform guidance will fundamentally alter the compliance landscape. This is reflected in the title of the training: “Uniform Grant Guidance 2015: Navigating the New Terrain.”

The one-day training will be held Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Washington, D.C, and federal, state and local grant officials and program administrators are welcome to attend. Gilbert Tran and Rhea Hubbard of the OMB will kick off the training by providing an overview and update on the uniform guidance. They will be followed by Leigh Manasevit of Brustein and Manasevit, PLLC, who will discuss federal and pass-through agencies’ responsibilities. The morning wraps up with Stan Czerwinski of the National Governors Association and Peter Del Toro of the Government Accountability Office speaking on the new focus on indirect costs.

After lunch, the afternoon speakers are Jesse Buggs of the City of Bowie speaking on the implications of program and financial performance, and Sandy Swab, formerly with the OMB and the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, discussing how to update your policies and procedures with internal controls in mind.

Attendees can earn continuing professional education credits for attending the training. To find out more about the training and to register, go to Also, follow training information via Twitter @UGG2015, and for more information on grants from Thompson’s grants publications, follow us on Twitter @ThompsonGrants and LinkedIn at ThompsonGrants.


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