Providing Services Outside the Scope of Your Grant: How to Ensure Compliance

September 27, 2022

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In response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, we have received many calls about how safety net, grant-funded organizations, such as community health centers, can provide elective abortions or other activities outside the scope of their federal funding. The majority of the presentation will focus on the concept of establishing and maintaining activities outside of the federally-supported project (i.e., “other lines of business”). 

Using elective abortions as an example, our speakers will discuss the Hyde Amendment and other appropriation riders, what they are and how they work, but will not delve into the Dobbs decision. We will then address how grant-funded entities can provide elective abortions or other services that cannot be paid for with federal grant funds and are not subject to federal grant requirements.

Focusing on the Health Center Program, we will address cost allocation requirements with concrete examples, federal interest considerations whether real property, equipment, or supplies, program income, and other legal and practical considerations. While abortion has some unique attributes and risk given that the Appropriations Act explicitly prohibits the use of HHS grant funds for elective abortion, the legal and accounting concepts covered in the webinar are ostensibly relevant to any “other line of business.” We will touch upon the restrictions on using excess program income under the health center program (i.e., must further the project objectives and be otherwise permitted under Section 330) and will highlight that excess program income can be used to support other lines of business that satisfy such criteria. The presenters will summarize strategies, key areas of risk, and potential pitfalls. 

Target Audience

  • CEOs
  • Fiscal Staff
  • Compliance Officers
  • Other grants management staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the Hyde Amendment prohibition
  • Describe the key legal and accounting considerations applicable to establishing an “other line of business”
  • Identify and avoid common compliance errors associated with, among other things, cost allocation and federal interest
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.20 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
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Event starts: 
09/27/2022 - 3:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
09/27/2022 - 4:00pm EDT


Carrie Riley is a Partner in the health law, non-profit and corporate law, and federal grants law practice groups. She counsels a wide variety of health care clients, including Title X grantees and subrecipeints, and other private and public health care providers, on contracting, regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement matters. Carrie also provides counsel on transactional matters, including formation and agreements for multi-provider affiliations/joint ventures, general contracting, and residency training arrangements. [Full Bio]


Serving as Managing Partner of the firm since 2003, and a member of the Health Law and Federal Grants practices since 1992, Ted is a national authority in the area of federal grants, particularly in the health and community service spheres. He advises clients on all aspects of program requirements, including issues such as cost-based reimbursement, governance and the never-ending list of grant administration matters. Ted’s expertise in financial, cost reporting, reimbursement, and administrative issues is widely recognized and he routinely handles government audits, internal investigations, and litigation. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.20 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 3 of the 5 polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within seven (7) business days.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: CEOs, Fiscal Staff, Compliance Officers, Other grants management staff
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to three (3) out of five (5) polling questions.

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website (formerly

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.20 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.


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