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Managing Subrecipients Under Federal Grant Awards: Strategies for Oversight without Undue Burden.

Description:
This presentation is designed as a practical presentation on key risks in subrecipient relationships and key mechanisms to mitigate those risks.  Scott Sheffler and L'Kel Little will - based upon their experience drafting and negotiating subaward agreements, designing oversight policies and protocols, and addressing compliance failures identified by passthrough entities and federal agencies - walk the participants through the simple tools they can employ to avoid high risk compliance failures without incurring undue administrative burden.  Scott and L'Kel will address issues and strategies from key terms and authorities in subrecipient agreements, to budgeting expectations, to items as simple as how a recipient designs the invoicing requirement it applies to its subrecipients, and more.  This presentation will combine lecture and discussion to simplify key federal grant management requirements that tend to create risk in subrecipient relationships, and to tie those risk areas to simple tools and strategies for compliance and risk mitigation.  The reality is that all parties - the government, the recipient, and the subrecipient - want to comply, sometimes we just make it too hard.  This session is about making it easy.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss key grant management requirements that create risk in subrecipient relationship;
2. Discuss terms essential to subrecipient agreements;
3. Discuss monitoring tools and strategies that can make compliance and oversight much easier than we all often make it.

GPC Competencies Addressed:
Strategies for effective program and project design and development 
Post-award grant management practices sufficient to inform effective grant design and development 

Speaker: 
A Partner with FTLF 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, but not limited to, the administrative requirements and cost principles established in the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance).

An Associate with the firm in the Health Law and Federal Grants practice groups, L'Kel regularly assists clients with the reviewing, drafting and negotiation of federal grant management documents, subrecipient agreements, affiliation agreements, and other contracts.