AGA Web Conferences

Grants Management Reform Updates and Agency Insights – What to Expect in Fiscal Year 2014

Nov. 13, 2013 | 2-3:50 p.m. ET | 2 CPEs Available

(This event, originally scheduled for Oct. 23, has been postponed until Nov. 13.)

The Federal government issues over $600 billion in grants each year to states, localities, tribes, universities, and non-profits.  In February, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published its long-awaited proposed guidance on grant reforms “Reform of Federal Policies Relating to Grants and Cooperative Agreements; Cost Principles and Administrative Requirements.”  The public comment period closed on June 2. What’s next?  Join AGA and industry leaders for a conversational session on:

  • Grant reform and modernization
  • OMB’s preliminary reaction to public comments on reform updates
  • Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) priorities for 2014-2015
  • Agency experiences with improving the administration, compliance, monitoring, performance of grant programs, and overcoming human capital challenges
  • Partnership collaboration, pilots, and cooperative audit resolution
This is a live event, so in addition to the speakers’ presentations, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

  • Norman Dong, Interim Controller, Office of Management and Budget
  • Merril Oliver, CGMS, Deputy Director, State of Maryland Governor’s Grants Office
  • Dale Bell, Deputy Division Director, National Science Foundation, Division of Institution and Award Support
  • Gloria Jarmon, CPA, CGFM, Deputy Inspector General for Audit Services, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Helena Sims, Director of Intergovernmental Relations, AGA
Moderator: Wendy Morton-Huddleston, CGFM, Principal, Grant Thornton LLP

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

2 – 3:50 p.m. Eastern Time

Learning Objective: To understand changes to federal grants and cooperative agreements guidelines.

Prerequisite: None

Advance Preparation: None required

CPE: Two credit hours

Field of Study: Accounting (Governmental)

Cost: $289 per site (UNLIMITED ATTENDANCE) if you register on or before Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, and $339 thereafter.

Registration is now closed.

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If you have any questions regarding registration or any other aspect of the web conference, please contact Maria Patton at 800.AGA.7211, ext. 308, or