Federal Funding Academy (In-Person)

New Orleans, LA US
March 21, 2023 to March 23, 2023

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Live, 3 Day Federal Grants Management Training

A three-day overview of the federal grants system, covering everything from the legal underpinnings of the system, through cost allowability and allocation, to procurement, subaward requirements, property management, audit resolution, and more. 

This program of instruction is led by FTLF’s Federal Grants practice group attorneys, who leverage their backgrounds and experience in areas of law critical to federal programs to convey both clear explanations of legal requirements and practical assessments of risk areas and best practices.  In our three days together, our instructors provide in-depth information, building from an overview of the system and of each key compliance area, to discussion of fundamental regulatory language, to analysis of compliance measures and best practices in light of common federal awarding agency practices. 

Our goal, whether you are new to federal awards and in need of a thorough overview or an experienced grants manager looking for a next-level understanding of the grants system, is that you leave with more knowledge than you came and that the knowledge be actionable. At this highly interactive and at times humorous training event, you'll have plenty of opportunities for discussion with our faculty and should leave with no question unanswered. 


  • Three days of education sessions focused on federal grants
  • Networking opportunities with the trainers and your peers from across the country
  • Q&A with attorneys who provide counsel and advice to federal grants recipients

Target Audience

Grant Professionals including:

  • Executive Leadership including CEO's, CFO's and COO's
  • Grant Specialists and Administrators
  • Finance Department Personnel involved in Budgeting and Funds Management
  • Grant Managers  
  • Program Officers  
  • Grant Officers   
  • Auditors

The training is suited to recipients managing grants in any federal grant program as well as personnel from nonprofits, local governments, institutions of higher education, and state governments.

Learning Objectives

After this training, you will be able to:

  • Understand the federal financial assistance system underlying all grant awards;
  • Discuss the specific regulatory requirements applicable to key areas of federal grant management, regardless of program;
  • Describe the core concepts of financial management and cost allocation, and how to apply them; and
  • Identify the major requirements of the Uniform Guidance, including procurement standards, subrecipient management requirements, and the allowable costs/ cost allocation system – as well as implementation strategies for each.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 18.50 Certificate of Attendance
  • 21.20 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.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/21/2023 - 10:30am EDT
Event ends: 
03/23/2023 - 1:30pm EDT


New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, March 21 - Thursday, March 23, 2023
*All specific agenda times are Central Time and subject to change*

Day 1

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT
9:30 - 9:45 a.m.Welcome and Overview
9:45 - 11:15 a.m.
Understanding the Federal Grant System and the Grant Agreement
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.Break
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Subrecipient Relationships and Pass-through Entity Responsibilities
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.Lunch
Provided by FTLF
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Contracts Under Grants: The Procurement Standards 
3:30 - 3:45 p.m.Break
3:45 - 5:00 p.m.Federal Interest & Property Management and Cost Share/Match

Day 2 

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Cost Allocation, Indirect Cost, and Time & Effort
11:00 - 11:15 a.m.Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Cost Allocation, Indirect Cost, and Time & Effort (Cont.)
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.Lunch
Provided by FTLF
1:45 - 3:00 p.m.Fraud and False Claims
3:00 - 3:15 p.m.Break
3:15 - 5:00 p.m.
Operationalizing Internal Control Standards and Requirements 

Day 3

Thursday, March 23, 2023
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT
9:30 - 10:45 a.m.Prior Approvals
10:45 - 11:00 a.m.Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Audits & Program Review
12:15 - 12:30 p.m.Wrap-Up and Q&A


The Westin New Orleans
100 Iberville St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States
+1 (202) 466-8960

In-Person Venue Information

FTLF has negotiated a discount rate of $239 per night. You can make your reservations by clicking here or contacting the hotel directly at 1.888.627.8180. The discounted rate expires Friday, March 3. FTLF cannot guarantee the availability of a hotel room after the March 3 cut-off date or after the specially rated FTLF block has been filled.

Our guests receive the following added perks:
  • Discounted rate available three (3) days prior to the event and three (3) days after. based on availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guestrooms
  • Complimentary use of WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio


Serving as Counsel in the Federal Grants, Health Law, Litigation, and Government Contracts practice groups, Rosie counsels and litigates on behalf of a diverse group of federal grant recipients, including Federally Qualified Health Centers and Head Start programs. Ms. Griffin also defends clients across a wide range of business sectors facing investigations and litigation under the False Claims Act and similar statutes. Ms. Griffin brings deep knowledge to this work, and a unique perspective, having worked for many years at an elite relator’s side firm representing whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases. Her years of False Claims Act experience allow her to guide clients through all phases of a government investigation, from responding to civil investigative demands and subpoenas through litigation.[Full Bio]

Scott Sheffler 

A Partner with the firm in the Federal Grants and Health Law practice groups, Scott 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]

Ted Waters

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, grant administration, cost reporting, and administrative issues and routinely handles challenging issues such as government audits, internal investigations, and litigation. Ted's priority is to help each organization carry out its mission by offering practical, down-to-earth counsel and to ensure that legal challenges do not distract from that focus. [Full Bio]


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).

Conference participants can earn up to 21.20 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Grant Professionals, including Grant Specialists, Grant Administrators, Grant Managers, Program Officers, Grant Officers, Auditors, but all are welcome.
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group-Live 

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 www.nasbaregistry.org (formerly www.learningmarket.org).

Available Credit

  • 18.50 Certificate of Attendance
  • 21.20 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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Can't get enough grant management training? Add Federal Funding Academy: Advanced during checkout by clicking the checkbox for an extra day of complex issues encountered by grants professionals.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

FTLF is committed to the health and safety of attendees during the Federal Funding Academy in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Vaccinations are highly encouraged for all participants, and face masks covering the nose and mouth are suggested to be worn throughout the event. Attendees should maintain distance from others and frequently wash hands. Masks will be available for those who need them, and antibacterial hand sanitizers will be provided to all attendees.

FTLF is actively monitoring guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as state and local governments and may make adjustments to align with any updated recommendations.


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 January 10)
Regular Registration
(January 11 to February 28)
Late Registration
(March 1 or Later)

Group Discounts

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We accept payment by PayPal, credit card, and check. Payment for any live training is due upon registration. If payment is not received in full prior to the start of the event, FTLF reserves the right to cancel your order and deny you entrance to the training.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

All cancellation or transfer requests must be received in writing at learning@ftlf.com. Requests for refunds or transfers for in-person events will be granted according to the following schedule:

  • 30 or more days prior to the event, requests for a full refund or a transfer, minus a $75 administrative fee, will be granted.
  • Between 11 to 29 days prior to the event, requests for cancellations will be granted a 50% refund and requests for transfers will be granted, space permitting and subject to a transfer fee.
  • Within 10 days of the event start date, no requests for refunds or credits will be granted. At FTLF's discretion, late transfers may be granted, space permitting and subject to a transfer fee.

If there are extenuating circumstances regarding your cancellation, please reach out to the FTLF Training Team directly at learning@ftlf.com.


Yes, you can transfer from attending in-person to virtually.  Please note that no refunds of the price difference, if any, will be given.  All transfer requests must be submitted in writing.