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Cash Management

This 45-minute course provides an overview of cash management guidelines, regulations and requirements on grant draw-downs and accrued interest, and consequences for non-compliance. An interactive exercise is included to engage the learner in the decisions required of a grant recipient related to cash management procedures. At the end of this course, learners will be able to explain:

  • The purpose of cash management requirements
  • The impact of non-compliance with cash management on the recipient and the U.S. Treasury
  • Approaches for avoiding cash management issues

Discretionary Grants Administration

This 45-minute course provides an overview of discretionary grant recipients' responsibilities for grant administration, including:

  • Basic concepts in grants management, such as performance periods, performance measures, evaluation, reporting requirements, project budget and objectives and allowable activities, and oversight of the grant recipients' contracts and sub-awards
  • Meetings and communications with the Department
  • Department monitoring of the grant recipient; A-133 audit requirements; and OIG audits
  • Fiscal management and record-keeping requirements
  • Statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Expanded Authorities, and Administrative Actions

Formula Grants Administration

This 45-minute course provides an overview of formula grant recipients' responsibilities for formula grant administration, including:

  • Basic concepts in grants management, such as period of availability, state plan development and amendment, performance measures, reporting requirements, allowable activities, sub-recipient allocations, and oversight of the grantees' recipients contracts and sub-awards
  • Communications with the Department
  • Cash management principals; Treasury agreements
  • Department monitoring of the grant recipient; A-133 audit requirements, and OIG audits
  • Fiscal management and record-keeping requirements
  • Statutory and regulatory requirements

Indirect Costs

This one-hour course provides an overview of the key topics and concepts of indirect costs. At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Define indirect costs and contrast with direct costs
  • Identify the different types of costs that comprise indirect costs
  • Define indirect cost rate and explain its role in the budgeting process
  • Describe the process for a grantee to obtain an indirect cost rate

Internal Controls

This one-hour course provides an understanding of the concept of internal controls required for grants administration. Learners will also understand grantees' responsibilities for implementation and maintenance of internal controls in their grant management activities. This course provides an overview of internal control objectives, the statutory and regulatory underpinning, the three types of internal controls, and the five internal control standards. At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of internal controls
  • Organize internal controls into three main types
  • Apply the five standards of internal controls to your organization

Procurement

This one-hour course provides an overview of the requirements and responsibilities of federal fund recipients when procuring goods &/or services. At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand examples of procurement best practices
  • Understand procurement requirements as specified in federal regulations and guidelines including the Uniform Guidance, EDGAR, and other relevant federal statutes and legislation
  • Identify different types of procurement approaches (ex: Competitive vs. Sole Source) and the rationale for when to and not to use them

Property Management

This one-hour course provides an overview of grantee responsibilities for property purchased with federal funds. At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand property management concepts
  • Understand the importance and application of property management guidelines, regulations, and approaches towards the proper stewardship of items purchased with federal funds
  • Understand property management requirements as specified in federal regulations and guidelines including the Uniform Guidance, EDGAR, and other relevant federal statutes and legislation.

Travel

This one-hour course provides an overview of the key topics and concepts of travel, including proper use of federal funds to pay for travel-related expenses and the importance and application of travel guidelines and regulations for grantees, sub-grantees, and grant administrators. At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify necessary documentation required to support travel activities
  • Understand restrictions to using federal funds in certain situations
  • Understand travel requirements as specified in federal regulations and guidelines including the Uniform Guidance, the Education Department Grant Administration Regulations (EDGAR), and other relevant federal statutes and legislation


   
Last Modified: 04/17/2017