Sanctuary Jurisdictions No Longer to Receive Grant Funds: Trump’s Executive Order and Its Impact on Federal Grantees

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Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Ted Waters, managing partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, Washington, DC
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Who Should Attend? CEOs, executive directors, grants managers, financial officers, program directors, HR

On January 25, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) that stated that the policy of the United States will be to ensure that any state or locality designated by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General as a “Sanctuary Jurisdiction” will not be “eligible” to receive federal grant funds. Sanctuary jurisdictions, according to the EO, are those states or localities that “willfully violate Federal law in an attempt to shield aliens from removal from the United States.”

Please join Ted Waters for a session that will not only address what the EO actually says but also what are the short and long-term legal implications for both Sanctuary Jurisdictions and its constituents.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Understand what is contained in the executive order
  • Learn what impact the executive order has on sanctuary jurisdictions and constituents
  • Hear what legal limitations and roadblocks exist at the federal level
  • Determine if your funding is at risk
  • Learn what policy changes are on the horizon for federal grantees under Trump


Your conference leader for “Sanctuary Jurisdictions No Longer to Receive Grant Funds: Trump’s Executive Order and Its Impact on Federal Grantees" is Edward "Ted" Waters. Mr. Waters is managing partner of the Washington, D.C. law firm of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP since 2003. Ted Waters is well recognized for his experience in the areas of federal grants and health care and is a frequent speaker at meetings, conferences and associations across the country on subjects within his areas of expertise. In 2014, he started what is believed to be the first class in federal grants law in the country at George Washington University School of Law and continues teaching today.

He regularly advises clients on grant and subgrant requirements, cost accounts and cost disallowances, audit issues, and federal, administrative and appropriation law. He has significant experience in diverse areas such as: (1) the complex legal requirements pertaining to programs funded under the Public Health Service Act, the Head Start Act and the Social Security Act among others; (2) the regulatory requirements applicable to state and federal procurements including extensive experience with Medicaid managed care and other government-funded health care programs; and (3) corporate governance and oversight.

Mr. Waters has served as lead litigation counsel in numerous actions in state and federal court, as well as before various administrative bodies, including, most frequently, the HHS Departmental Appeals Board. Subjects include appeals of grant terminations and cost disallowances, bid protests and contract claims, review of agency action under the Administrative Procedure Act, and commercial arbitration of contract disputes.

Mr. Waters speaks and regularly writes about the areas in which he practices and has recently conducted trainings for the National Association of Community Health Centers, the National Head Start Association, the D.C. Bar, Thompson Publishing, and many other groups and organizations. He is a professorial lecturer in law at the George Washington University School of Law. QUALITY COMMITMENT

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