Using Federal Funds to Expand Virtual Services

May 4, 2020


This webinar is part of the Navigating Telehealth for FQHCs During COVID-19 webinar series and can be purchased individually or as part of the series. To purchase the full series, click here.

As health centers look to expand capacity for telehealth services, many organization may be looking at significant expenditures for information technology (IT). While there are many factors to consider before making such purchases, the federal procurement standards and property standards, in particular, are important considerations in any major IT purchase. Not only do these principles set baseline requirements, but they also inform how an entity might wish to research options and how they may want to structure their relationship with the vendor or vendors they ultimately select. 

On this webinar, we will walk through the key questions every system purchaser should ask his or herself, including:

  • Am I buying equipment, software, or both? 
  • Is the software off the shelf or am I paying for development? 
  • Do I own the software or just a license to use my copy of the code? 
  • What is the scope of my license and when will it expire? 

Once you know how to answer these questions and which questions apply to your purchase, you can begin to develop a strategy to manage negotiation with the vendor and your obligation to the federal government. 

In expending federal award funds to develop telehealth systems, health centers must be mindful of key federal grant management requirements that will have short- and long-term impacts on their operations. This webinar will explain some of the key considerations you need to be aware of and discuss strategies for managing these issues.

The On-Demand version of this webinar will be available for purchase after the conclusion of the live webinar. 

Target Audience

  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • Grant Managers
  • Project Directors
  • Procurement Personnel

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be better able to:

  • Understand the federal grant management issues relevant to purchasing IT systems with federal funds
  • Discuss short-, medium-, and long-term strategic considerations in IT system management
  • Evaluate challenges and opportunities inherent in the “strings” that attach to federal funds, to best chart a course for long term achievement of your goals in purchasing such a system
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/04/2020 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
05/04/2020 - 2:00pm EDT


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]

Participants can earn up to 1.20 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 3 of the polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within five (5) business days.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: CEOs, CFOs, Grant Managers, Project Directors, and Procurement Personnel
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to three (3) out of five (5) polling questions.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance


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This webinar is part of the Navigating Telehealth for FQHCs During COVID-19 webinar series and can be purchased individually or as part of the series. To purchase the full series, click here.

Access to the recorded version of this webinar is included in your purchase.


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