Federal Funding Academy (In-Person)

Las Vegas, NV US
August 14, 2024 to August 16, 2024

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 attorneys from the firm's Federal Grants practice group, 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. 

Included in Your Registration: 

  • 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 CEOs, CFOs and COOs
  • 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: 
  • 14.25 Certificate of Attendance
  • 17.00 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: 
08/14/2024 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
08/16/2024 - 3:30pm EDT


Park MGM Las Vegas
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 - Friday, August 16, 2024
*Agenda times are all ET and subject to change*

Day 1

Wednesday, August 14
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.Welcome and Overview
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Understanding the Federal Grant System and the Grant Agreement
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Break
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.Understanding the Federal Grant System and the Grant Agreement, continued
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.Lunch Break
12:45 - 2:15 p.m.Subrecipient Relationships and Pass-through Entity Responsibilities
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.Break
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.Contracts Under Grants: The Procurement Standards

Day 2 

Thursday, August 15 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Cost Allocation, Indirect Cost, and Time & Effort
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Cost Allocation, Indirect Cost, and Time & Effort (Cont.)
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.Lunch Break
1:15 - 2:30 p.m.Federal Interest, Program Income, and Cost Share/Match
2:30 - 2:45 p.m.Break
2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
Operationalizing Internal Control Standards and Requirements 

Day 3

Friday, August 16
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.Prior Approvals
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Audits, Investigations, and False Claims
12:15 - 12:30 p.m.Wrap-Up and Q&A


Park MGM Las Vegas
3770 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
United States
+1 (888) 529-4828


In-Person Venue Information

Feldesman has negotiated a discount rate of $86 on Tuesday, $79 on Wednesday and Thursday, and $179 on Friday plus tax and resort fee at the Park MGM Las Vegas. You can make your reservations online HERE or by contacting the hotel directly at (888) 529-4828 and requesting the Feldesman rate. The discounted rate expires on Monday, July 15. We cannot guarantee the availability of a hotel room after the cut-off date or after the specially rated block has been filled - whichever comes first.

Note the following: 

A $42 daily resort fee - which includes several amenities such as property-wide wireless internet access, fitness center access, unlimited domestic long distance, and boarding pass printing - will be applied to each night's room and tax charge. 


Phillip Escoriaza

Phillip is Senior Counsel in the firm’s Federal Grants and Health Care practice groups. A native of Puerto Rico, Phillip's bilingual, nationwide practice serves non-profit organizations, municipalities, local government agencies, and other federal grantees. Prior to joining Feldesman Tucker, Phillip ran a practice from San Juan which spanned corporate, business, public policy, government and contract law, and included contested matters and appeals before state and federal courts. [Full Bio]

Scott Sheffler 

Scott Sheffler is a Partner with the firm in the Federal Grants and Health Care 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]

Ted Waters

Serving as Managing Partner of the firm and a member of the Health Care and Federal Grants practice groups, Ted focuses his practice on helping organizations to solve problems. Ted’s experience in financial, cost reporting, reimbursement, and administrative issues is widely recognized, and illustrated by his continued selection as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in health care. Ted routinely handles challenging issues for clients such as government audits, internal investigations, and litigation. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 17.00 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


  • 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

  • 14.25 Certificate of Attendance
  • 17.00 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 22)
Regular Registration
(May 23 to July 17)
Late Registration
(July 18 or Later)

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

You can transfer from attending in-person to virtually according to the following schedule:

  • Within 45 days of the event start date, transfers from in-person to virtually will be subject to a transfer fee. 
  • Within 14 days of the event start date, no transfers from in-person to virtual will be permitted. 

Please note that no refunds of the price difference, if any, will be given. All cancellation or transfer requests must be received in writing at training@feldesman.com.