Federal grantees have numerous rules to follow when it comes to the strings that attach to their funding streams. Getting these wrong can have serious and costly consequences. Staying in compliance with all of the applicable rules and regulations, however, can be daunting, and the new Uniform Guidance has added some new considerations. From changes relating to procurement procedures, to time and effort reporting, indirect cost rates and cost allocation, and everything between, federal grantees are faced with new decisions and requirements to incorporate into their existing business practices and related policies and procedures. Accomplishing all of this correctly can be a big task, and before you get too far, now is a good time to conduct your own self-audit to make sure that you have implemented the new requirements correctly. Being proactive is essential in order to minimize the possibility of potential delays and interruptions to program funding, and periodic federal grants self audits can help to minimize this possibility by helping to keep you in compliance. Please join L’Kel C. Little as she discusses what steps your organization needs to take to conduct its own federal grants self-audit.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- The new regulatory approach to time and effort documentation
- New considerations relating to indirect costs and indirect cost rate agreements
- Enhanced regulatory language on subrecipient monitoring
- The new, more prescriptive, procurement standards for nonprofits
- New oversight and mandatory reporting requirements
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “Grantee Self-Audit: At Two Years Under the Uniform Guidance, How Are You Doing with the Key Changes Impacting Nonprofits?” is L’Kel C. Little. Ms. Little is an associate with Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP in the Health Law and Federal Grants practice groups, where she assists with the review and revision of bylaws, affiliation agreements, and other contracts. L’Kel helps federally qualified health centers prepare for HRSA operational site visits and identify compliance risks by assisting with mock on-site reviews and managing compliance risk assessments. To that end, she reviews key policies and procedures and other documents to identify potential gaps in compliance and recommend actions to correct any deficiencies.
L’Kel also assists clients with matters before state and federal regulatory agencies. Recently, she assisted a coalition of public health professionals incorporate a nonprofit corporation and complete a lengthy application for federal tax exemption. She is currently helping multiple clients obtain a favorable advisory opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, which involves a substantial amount of document review, legal research, and drafting.
L’Kel has a longstanding interest in legal issues arising in health care settings. Previously, she worked as a state health insurance program counselor with the DC Health Insurance Counseling Project, where she advised DC residents with Medicare, or who were 60 years or older, about their Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, and prescription drug coverage options. Throughout high school and college, she also volunteered at a nursing home.
L’Kel applies her keen eye for detail to ensure that clients are well prepared for government reviews and audits. She believes that it is essential for clients to have an accurate understanding of what issues might arise during a review and audit and be able to take steps to manage those compliance risks.