(Recorded Webinar) Subrecipient Non-Compliance

Duration: 90 Minutes
Recorded on: 12/07/2023

With the advent of the Uniform Guidance, subrecipient monitoring has become a significant area of focus by federal awarding agencies. The Uniform Guidance instructs that grantees are to evaluate the risk of each subaward/subrecipient, then monitor each subrecipient’s performance based upon that risk assessment. However, it does not explain how grantees should structure their subrecipient agreements to create the opportunity to conduct that monitoring or establish the legal rights necessary to take effective action in the event noncompliance is identified. This can lead to grantees acting with too light or too heavy a touch when they perceive a possible area of noncompliance on the part of a subrecipient. In this webinar, Partner Scott S. Sheffler will discuss matters of subrecipient noncompliance within the broader federal grant compliance framework, connecting potential enforcement mechanisms to important agreement terms and risk for the grantee entity vis-à-vis its federal agency funder.

Target Audience

  • CEOs/ Directors
  • Fiscal Staff
  • Compliance Officers and Staff
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Other Grants Management Staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the risk to a direct grantee (passthrough entity) inherent in differing types of noncompliance by a subrecipient
  • Implement key oversight and enforcement terms in a subrecipient agreement
  • More effectively assess the appropriate response to a matter of apparent noncompliance by a subrecipient.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
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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]

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance


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