AmeriCorps Fiscal Compliance (Virtual)

July 18, 2024 to July 19, 2024

AmeriCorps State & National (ASN) Program funding creates the potential to considerably expand community-oriented volunteer opportunities, but comes with many complex rules attached. Feldesman Leifer LLP, a Washington, DC-based law firm with over 50 years of experience in federal programs, and America’s Service Commissions, the national association of state and territorial service commissions, have partnered to provide a detailed course of instruction focused on the specific challenges faced by ASN National Direct funding recipients, as nonprofit entities operating multi-state ASN programs. The training and discussion will cover the fundamental nature of the grant agreement, key allowable cost and cost allocation issues, National Service Criminal History Checks, practical approaches to internal controls, and more. This live event will be hosted in person in Washington, DC, with a virtual attendance option.

Target Audience

This workshop is intended to provide training to the following staff in AmeriCorps National Programs:

  • Executive Leadership including CEOs, CFOs, and COOs
  • Grant Specialists and Administrators
  • Finance Department Personnel involved in Budgeting and Funds Management
  • Grant Managers 
  • Program Officers 
  • Grant Officers  

Learning Objectives

After this training, you will be able to:

  • Understand core grant management obligations, as applicable across the federal government and specific to ASN programming
  • Discuss key strategic considerations in structuring projects and managing funding
  • Learn efficient compliance strategies and develop skills necessary to evaluate compliance risk in the myriad areas of federal grant management
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 11.40 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.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/18/2024 - 10:00am EDT
Event ends: 
07/19/2024 - 3:00pm EDT


Feldesman Virtual Classroom
Thursday, July 18, 2024 - Friday, July 19, 2024
*Agenda times are all ET*

Day 1

Thursday, July 18, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.Introductions and Agenda
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Federal Grant System and Grant Agreements

  • Approved Scope
  • Cost Allocation
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Break
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Operating Cost Compliance Considerations

  • Critical Components of Cost
  • Cost Share/Match
1:15 - 2:15 p.m.Lunch
2:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Operating Costs, continued

  • Contracts vs. Subawards
  • Subaward Compliance Considerations
  • Federal Procurement Standards
3:45 - 4:00 p.m.Break
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Member Service Cost Compliance Considerations

  • Living Allowance Considerations
  • Unemployment and Workers Comp
  • Member Service Year (MSY) Caps
  • National Service Criminal History Checks (NSCHC)

Day 2

Friday, July 19, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Administrative Costs

  • Overview
  • CNCS Approach to Administrative Cost Caps
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.Program Income
11:30 - 11:45 a.m.Break
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.Internal Controls
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.Lunch
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.Audits, Oversight and Enforcement
2:45 - 3:00 p.m.Wrap-Up and Q&A


This live, interactive training will take place in the Feldesman Training Solutions Virtual Classroom, hosted by Zoom.  Should you have any technical questions or would like more information, please contact us at or 1-855-200-3822.

Scott Sheffler

Scott Sheffler is a Partner with the firm in the Federal Grants and Health Law practice groups. He advises clients on matters of federal grant law, government contract law, and health care law. Scott assists clients with the myriad requirements that apply upon acceptance of federal grant funding, including the administrative requirements and cost principles established in the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars that preceded the Uniform Guidance, and program-specific statutory and regulatory funding conditions. [Full Bio]

Jerry Bertrand

As a consultant, Mr. Bertrand has worked in the nonprofit and higher education environments, including OneStar Foundation, Methodist Healthcare Ministries, and Texas A&M International University. He frequently brings his real-world experience to bear in teaching and coaching environments, conducting on-site training for a variety of organizations, including federal (NASA, Department of Labor, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Health and Human Services, Corporation for National and Community Service) state (California, Idaho, Kentucky, and Texas state governments), local (San Diego County, and the Washington, DC governments) and nonprofit organizations (Habitat for Humanity International, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution).

Participants can earn up to 11.4 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Executive Leadership including CEOs, CFOs, and COOs, Grant Specialists and Administrators, Finance Department Personnel involved in Budgeting and Funds Management, Grant Managers, Program Officers, Grant Officers
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based/Group-Live

Feldesman Leifer 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

  • 10.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 11.40 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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Training is Not Recorded

This training will not be recorded for later viewing, as we would like attendees to be comfortable and candid, sharing their experiences and asking scenario-based questions. The discourse between the attorneys and participants is a valued part of each training.

Registration Fees

Early Registration
(Through May 10)
Regular Registration
(May 11 and Later)

Group Discounts

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Can I transfer from the virtual classroom to attend in-person?

Yes, you can transfer to attend in-person, providing there is an open seat.  Any additional registration cost is due at the time of transfer.  All transfer requests must be submitted in writing.

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