Introduction to Federal Grant Management 101

This is a private course developed for McAllister & Quinn and its clients. Once registered, you will have unlimited access to this course and the related materials through the end of your service year.

This two-day, virtual presentation will cover fundamental concepts for those new to, or needing a refresher on, the basic principles of grant management.

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FTLF Virtual Classroom
Monday, September 11, 2023 - Tuesday, September 12, 2023
*Agenda times are all ET and subject to change*

Day 1

Monday, September 11, 2023
1:00  - 4:00 p.m. ET
1:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Welcome and Overview 
  • Introductions
  • Agenda
1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Understanding the Federal Grant System and the Grant Agreement
  • Overview of the federal grant system, including actors, system components, and sources of legal requirements and practical guidance
  • Discussion of the grant agreement, working from a sample Notice of Award
  • Examination system and obligations from the perspective of the “anatomy of a federal grantee” – including a brief discussion of financial management and internal controls
  • Common challenges and key policies referenced throughout
2:30 - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Project Partners and Associated Considerations
  • Discussion of distinctions between subrecipients (subawards) and contractors (contracts/vendor relationships)
  • Overview of key requirements applicable to subrecipient relationships
  • Examination of federal procurement requirements, including competitive contract award requirements
  • Common challenges and key policies referenced throughout
3:45 - 4:00 p.m.
Open Q&A

Day 2

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Overview of Allowable Costs and Cost Allocation
  • Discussion of issues relevant to cost allowability
  • Overview of cost allocation concepts and requirements
  • Discussion of internal organizational roles in the process of ensuring costs charged to awards are allowable
  • Common challenges and key policies referenced throughout
2:30 - 2:45 p.m.Break
2:45 - 3:10 p.m.
Introduction to:
  • Match/cost share
  • Program income
  • Federal interest
3:10 - 3:40 p.m.
Resources for Drafting and Updating Policies and Procedures
3:40 - 4:00 p.m.
Open Q&A 


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]

This course does not offer continuing education credits.

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