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Federal Funding Academy

Austin, TX - February 21 & 22, 2018
Training Details


This comprehensive three-day overview of the federal grants system, covers everything from the legal underpinnings of the system, through procurement and subaward requirements, cost issues, and audit resolution.  Attorneys Ted Waters, Scott Sheffler, and Jerry Bertrand dive deeply into the material, making it an ideal course for those with intermediate levels of expertise, while remaining suitable and highly effective for newcomers to federal grants. 
This training addresses the regulatory requirements applicable to the most critical areas of grant management, while providing a more in-depth discussion of the regulatory language and effective implementation – particularly where the regulations are ambiguous.  The training is suited to recipients managing grants in any federal grant program as well personnel from nonprofits, local governments, institutions of higher education, and state governments.
Additionally, Ted Waters, Scott Sheffler, and Jerry Bertrand are accessible throughout the three days for discussions of advanced issues specific to your organization.  This accessibility makes the training an excellent opportunity for you and your whole grants management team to have your questions answered and directly apply what you are learning during the sessions.
From our experience, we can confidently say that the majority of the challenges faced by grantees across the country are the same, regardless of federal program and regardless of the nature of the recipient.  Join us and your grant management colleagues as we discuss how to navigate this system effectively. 
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  • Three days of grants training led by FTLF attorneys that on a daily basis provide counsel and advice to federal grant recipients
  • Networking opportunities with peers from across the country
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks on all three days


Grant Professionals including:

  • Executive Leadership including: CEO's, CFO's and COO's
  • Grant Specialists and Administrators
  • Finance Department Personnel involved in Budgeting and Funds Management
  • Grant Managers
  • Program Officers
  • Grant Officers
  • Auditors

But all are welcome!


At this training participants will:

  • Understand the federal financial assistance system underlying all grant awards;
  • Understand the specific regulatory requirements applicable to key areas of federal grant management, regardless of program;
  • Review and discuss the core concepts of financial management and cost allocation, and how to apply them; and
  • Closely examine the requirements of the Uniform Guidance, including procurement standards, subrecipient management requirements, and the allowable costs/ cost allocation system – as well as strategies for implementation of each.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Grant Professionals, including Grant Specialists, Grant Administrators, Grant Managers, Program Officers, Grant Officers, Auditors, but all are welcome.
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group-Live 

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website

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