Federal Grants for Health Centers

Washington, DC US
May 9, 2018 to May 10, 2018

Join FTLF attorneys Ted Waters and Scott Sheffler in Washington, DC for a two-day examination of the key grant management requirements applicable to Health Centers program (Section 330) grants. Among other issues critical to managing Health Center Program funding streams, this in-depth two day training covers special treatment of program income treatment, Health Center budgeting strategies and considerations, managing Health Center subaward relationships, and key cost allowability issues (including Appropriations Act limitations on salaries and certain healthcare activities as well as time and effort documentation requirements). This program combines classroom-style instruction with exercises designed for practical application of the regulatory requirements.

Target Audience

  • Executive Leadership
  • Finance Staff
  • Grant Management Staff
  • Compliance Staff

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand government-wide grants management requirements impacting Health Center program awards.
  2. Understand Health Center Program specific implementation of key grant management requirements, special areas of flexibility, and particular areas of risk.
  3. Identify strategies for maximizing efficiency and minimizing risk in managing Health Center Program awards.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 14.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 14.00 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: 
05/09/2018 - 8:30am EDT
Event ends: 
05/10/2018 - 3:30pm EDT

Federal Grants for Health Centers

Washington, DC

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - Thursday, May 10, 2018

*All specific times are subject to change*

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

8:30-9:00          Breakfast

9:00-9:30          Welcome and Introductions

9:30-10:30        Overview of the Federal Grants System

Discuss the overarching federal grant system within which Section 330 Community Health Center grant awards are made.  This session will address the federal legal regime underlying the grant system, will address the core concepts of financial management and cost allowability.

10:30-10:45      Break

10:45-12:00      Section 330 Award Nuances

Discuss special attributes of Section 330 Health Center operations grants and relevant HRSA guidance, including special statutory flexibility afforded Health Center “program income/nongrant funds,” HRSA application of financial management requirements, HRSA implementation of “scope of project” concepts, and trends in HRSA cost allowability enforcement.

12:00-1:30        Lunch

Provided by FTLF

1:30-3:00          Determining Cost Under the Rules (Time & Effort, Cost Allocation, and Indirect Rates)

Examine core concepts of cost allocation, including time and effort reporting systems, direct allocation of joint costs, and indirect cost rate agreements.

3:00-3:15           Break

3:15-4:30           Exercises

Participants will work in small groups to address issues presented by the HRSA “total budget” concept, limitations on allowable costs relevant to grant-funded expenditures, and strategies in budgeting and cost accounting available to address such considerations.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

8:30-9:00          Breakfast

9:00-10:30        Subrecipient Relationships

Discuss distinctions between “contracts” and “subawards” under the Uniform Guidance, and the requirements applicable to passthrough entities and subrecipients under subawards, from initial risk evaluation, to drafting subrecipient agreements, to oversight of the subrecipient.

10:30-10:45      Break

10:45-11:45      Subaward Drafting Exercise

Participants will work in small groups in an attorney-led exercise in identifying the key risks, obligations, and goals of the parties to a subaward, and in evaluating terms that will be particularly important to protecting the grantee’s interests when making Section 330 program subawards.

11:45-12:45      Lunch

Lunch provided by FTLF.

12:45-2:15        Procurement Standards

Discuss the Uniform Guidance procurement standards applicable to purchases made with federal funds, including competition requirements, conflict of interest restrictions, and documentation obligations.

2:15-2:30          Break

2:30-3:30          Federal Interest and Property Management for Health Centers

Discuss the concepts of “federal interest” and government-wide grant requirements for property management, and address HRSA’s approach to such issues within the context of capital improvement grants, including projects involving improvements of leased property.

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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 focuses his practice on helping organizations to solve problems, often in crisis situations. 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 illustrated by his selection as a 2014, 2015, and 2018 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in health care. Ted routinely handles challenging issues for clients such as government audits, internal investigations, and litigation, deftly guiding them to a resolution. His priority is to help each organization carry out its mission and ensure that legal challenges do not distract from that focus. From his more than a decade of experience running the firm, Ted understands acutely the challenges of keeping an organization running, and offers practical, down-to-earth counsel to support organizational leaders in doing just that. [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]

A Certificate of Attendance is available for the attendee immediately following the completion of the training by clicking "Launch Course" under the registration tab under the registration tab.

Conference participants can earn up to 14 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Executive Leadership, Finance Staff, Grant Management Staff, Compliance Staff
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: Intermediate
  • Delivery Method: Group-Live 

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Available Credit

  • 14.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 14.00 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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