Subrecipient Relationships

Washington, DC US
May 11, 2018

A full day dedicated to subawards. Join Scott Sheffler, a partner in FTLF's Grants Practice Group, to examine the passthrough entity-subrecipient relationship, from initial risk assessment through closeout, including in depth material on passthrough entity obligations under the Uniform Guidance, the contractor/subrecipient distinction, and navigating the challenges that can arise with respect to both. This one-day course couples instruction with exercises to aid participants in applying the most critical concepts.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the requirements applicable to passthrough entities managing subawards under the Uniform Guidance.
  2. Understand the distinctions applied by the government and auditors with respect to subrecipient relationships and contractor relationships.
  3. Identify strategies for selecting appropriate legal instruments for the outsourcing of award-related work and monitoring the service providers accordingly.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 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: 
05/11/2018 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
05/11/2018 - 5:00pm EDT


Washington, DC

Friday, May 11, 2018

*All specific times are subject to change*

Friday, May 11, 2018 8:30am - 4:30pm ET


9:00 am - 9:15 am - WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION


Examine the specific requirements applicable to Passthrough Entities under the Uniform Guidance (2 C.F.R. Part 200), and discuss strategies for ensuring your organization is meeting its oversight obligations, from initial risk assessments, to agreement drafting and negotiation, to monitoring throughout performance.

10:30 am - 10:45 am - BREAK

10:45 am - 12:00 pm - 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 subawards.

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - LUNCH 

Lunch provided by FTLF. 


Discuss the distinctions applied by the Uniform Guidance between “subrecipient” relationships and “contractor” (formerly “vendor”) relationships. Examine examples that fall within the all-too-common gray areas presented when contracting out substantive work under an award, and discuss practical considerations that should influence your choice between a subaward or contract.

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm - BREAK


Apply the principles learned in the morning session about oversight obligations, and considerations addressed in the Subrecipient/ Contract distinction section to hypothetical examples.  Working in groups, participants will evaluate options and devise strategies for maximizing efficiency and compliance.

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm - ADDITIONAL Q&A

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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 6 NASBA 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 

CPE-transparentFeldesman 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

Available Credit

  • 6.50 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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