July 13, 2017  ·  Georgetown School of Continuing Studies
2017 DC Grants Management Conference
This conference is for DC employees only.
GRANTS CONFERENCE AGENDA
Thursday, July 13
8:30 AM
Event Start
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Registration & Networking Breakfast
C2 Atrium
9:30 AM - 9:35 AM
Welcome from City Administrator Rashad M. Young
Auditoruim
9:35 AM - 10:35 AM
Trends in Federal Grant Funding
Federal Funds Information for States (FFIS) tracks more than 240 federal grant programs, or about 90% of total federal grants-in-aid. In this plenary session the presenter will discuss grant funding levels in the president’s FY 2017 proposed budget and how it’ll affect District Government.
Auditorium
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Measure It! Turning Data into Dollars in DC
In this high-energy keynote, Sheri Chaney Jones will present the importance of developing a high-performance culture for greater overall government efficiency and impact. Inspiring research from Impact & Excellence will be shared around how government organizations who establish these goals are more successful at attracting grant dollars, influencing policy decisions, increasing efficiency, and achieving greater social impact. Participants will learn that this is fun, can be accomplished with any size team, and will lead to positive results. Ms. Jones will share practical strategies that will allow grant managers and government leaders use data to increase revenues, strengthen relationships with funders, engage more volunteers, and prove their social return on investment and impact to the world.
Auditorium
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Lunch
C2 Atrium
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
The Future of Grants Management: DC's Grant Management Modernization Initiative
This panel will discuss DC’s Grants Management Modernization initiative that seeks to streamline grants management across DC agencies and establish a single grants management information technology (IT) platform. The panelist will discuss pros and cons to implementing this system and discuss ways in which we can create common grants management life cycle and unified business process. Audience members will be able to participate and give their feedback on this future IT system as well.
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Concurrent Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Cost Allocation Plans and Indirect Cost Rates
In this session, the speaker will discuss strategies can be used to maximize indirect cost recovery, both in the preparation of your indirect rate proposal as well as during the subsequent rate negotiation and budgeting of indirect costs on grants and contracts.
C124
Implementing the Uniform Grants Guidance
This session will discuss the uniform grants guidance and how it supports key policy reforms as it relates to performance, transparency and efficient use of technology and shared services. The presenter will discuss the goals of the uniform guidance and key changed reflected in it.
C125
Subrecepient Relationships: Formation, Monitoring and Closeout
This session will address the requirements that apply to grantees that have elected to make subawards, and thereby become Pass-through Entities (PTEs). The session will address all aspects of the PTE-Subrecipient relationship, from risk assessments conducted prior to award through structuring the subaward agreement and monitoring subrecipient activities under the agreement, and on to close out of the subaward relationship.
C126
Time and Effort: Documenting Personnel Under the Uniform Grants Guidance
Time and effort documentation findings are consistently the top finding among single audits and program monitoring. The time and effort documentation rules under the Uniform Grants Guidance (2 CFR 200.430(i)) are significantly different than its OMB Circular predecessors. What do the new rules mean and how do they apply to your agency? What flexibilities exist under the new rules that could pass an auditor’s review? This session will review the prior OMB circular rules, the changes under the UGG rules and provide practical advice on how agencies can navigate this complex rule and be compliant. The session will also provide examples of how agencies can track time and effort under the UGG.
C103 A/B
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Concurrent Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Cost Allocation Plans and Indirect Cost Rates
In this session, the speaker will discuss strategies can be used to maximize indirect cost recovery, both in the preparation of your indirect rate proposal as well as during the subsequent rate negotiation and budgeting of indirect costs on grants and contracts.
C124
Implementing the Uniform Grants Guidance
This session will discuss the uniform grants guidance and how it supports key policy reforms as it relates to performance, transparency and efficient use of technology and shared services. The presenter will discuss the goals of the uniform guidance and key changed reflected in it.
C125
Rights and Obligations of Federal Grantees and Subrecipients
As federal requirements grow in quantity and complexity, organizations that receive federal grant funding will soon need to reevaluate existing grant management processes in order to adhere to new expectations. This session will discuss the rights and obligations of federal grantees and subrecipents under the new uniform grants guidance and grant award agreements.
C126
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Grants Management 101: Test your Knowledge
Test your Grants Management Knowledge. At the beginning of this session participants will take a short test on full-cycle grants management. No worries, you won’t be graded. The presenters will then go thru each question and provide the correct answers. The test is based on the major areas of the full lifecycle of grants management including General Knowledge, Pre-Award Activities, Award Activities, Post-Award Activities and Audit/Closeout.
C103 A/B
5:00 PM
Event End
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