The Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) is revised effective November 12, 2020. The Uniform Guidance provides the rules for grants and cooperative agreements funded by the U.S. Government. The revision reflects a foundational shift to focus on enhanced results-oriented accountability for grants and cooperative agreements based on performance. This update will provide an example of performance initiates by demonstrating performance-based payments using unit cost rates in lieu of cost reimbursable invoicing.
New and revised definitions. Clarification on the use of time periods. Emphasis on performance and outcomes. Performance-Based Payments using unit cost rates in lieu of cost reimbursable invoicing. New cost principle. New prohibitions. New procurement preference and refocus on public policy objectives. Clarification on sub-recipients with no direct funding. Relaxing the rule for NICRA to De Minimis rate usage. The flexibility that no “one-size-fits-all” procurement standards.
Working with the prior version of the Uniform Guidance
Public Accountants, Consultants, Awardees of Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreements which include: nonprofits, institutes of higher education, hospitals, Federal, state, local and tribal units of government, as well as commercial firms. Specific positions might include: Director of Finance, grants administrator, legal, program personnel, principal investigator, auditors, and department heads overseeing Federal grants and cooperative agreements.
Understand the critical updates to the Uniform Guidance. Obtain a working knowledge of how Performance-Based Payments operate with Unit Cost Rates in Lieu of cost reimbursable invoicing. Compare the precise language changes for the various policies and procedures. Learn the key updates organized by each revised topic. Ability to take action to enhance an organization’s existing procedures to conform to this important update.
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.
Non-Member Price $109.00
Member Price $79.00