Uniform Guidance 201 - Federal Grants Selected Intermediate Level Topics WEBCAST

Friday, May 15 9:30am - 5:30pm

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4 Credits

Member Price $195.00

Non-Member Price $245.00


This all-day course covers 4 major areas: (1) How Performance Raises the Bar on Compliance: The uniform guidance merged eight previously separate OMB grant circulars and incorporated other numerous changes to traditional grants administration, from pre-award to post-award, closeout and audit. (2) Budget Preparation and Monitoring: We will cover the steps for preparing a Federal grant budget and budget narrative. (3) What Should Be in a Compliant Procurement Policy. (4) Ten Top Audit Findings and Address Their Resolution: Your next audit is just around the corner. You’ll need to be mindful of the uniform guidance requirements, the annual compliance supplement, program statutes and federal agency regulations, as well as state and local regulations.


How Performance Raises the Bar on Compliance. Budget Preparation and Monitoring. What Should Be in a Compliant Procurement Policy. Ten Top Audit Findings and Address Their Resolutions.



Designed For

Designed for Licensed Accountants so that those performing Single Audits of Federal awards will better understand the underlying requirements placed on grant recipients and how they practically develop controls, procedures and processes to comply with the Uniform Guidance with the objective of improved performance. In addition, the practical solutions to the Uniform Guidance will provide insights to consultants and they address their clients’ needs.


Explore the structure of the uniform guidance. Develop an understanding of the federal interest to reduce risk. Recognize key provisions in the uniform guidance that impact performance. Raise awareness of steps that can be taken to transition from compliance to performance.







Paul Calabrese

As a senior manager, Mr. Paul H. Calabrese provides accounting and consulting services to nonprofit and government contracting clients of the public accounting firm Rubino & Company for the past 30 + years. His area of expertise includes the Uniform Guidance for Federal grants compliance and management with respect to policies and procedures for grants manuals, sub-recipient financial monitoring, training, and the development of over (100) negotiated indirect cost rates from indirect cost rate proposals.

On the Federal procurement side, Mr. Calabrese was an auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency and was also employed by 3 government contractors to the position of controller.. Mr. Calabrese has considerable experience with the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and CAS disclosure statements, Federal Acquisition Regulation Cost Principles (FAR), Department of Defense FAR Supplement.

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Non-Member Price $245.00

Member Price $195.00