Although tribal organizations are among the many entities receiving federal grants, they face a specific set of challenges when managing awards under federal requirements, as well as their own tribal self-determination statutes. Many tribes also are reliant on federal funds as they struggle with economic disruptions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Going forward, what programs are specifically available for you as a tribal entity to help meet your needs, and how should you develop policies to ensure compliance with multiple sets of regulations and laws?
Tribal organizations differ from other recipients of federal financial assistance as the uniform guidance exempts their audits from being made publicly available by the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. In addition, while revisions to the uniform guidance issued in August 2020 authorized that a nonfederal entity’s federally negotiated indirect rate, distribution base, and rate type be posted on a publicly available federal website or tribal organization are exempted from having their rates posted.
There are numerous other changes under the uniform guidance revisions that you as a tribal government and organization must understand so that you can adjust you priorities and resources. These changes, coupled with the rapid disbursement of funds through several COVID-relieve packages, emphasize the importance that you protect your federal funding now more than ever before in these uncertain times.
Join Thompson Grants virtually for the Federal Grants Forum for Tribal Nations, on August 11th and 12th and learn about COVID-related grant programs affecting tribal governments and organizations, the 2020 Compliance Supplement and its subsequent addendum, and how new grants will be affected by the uniform guidance revisions that generally went into effect on November 12, 2020. This is the compliance information you need to confidently manage your grants and protect your funding.
Our two-day agenda includes powerhouse sessions that cover everything you need to know – start to finish – about how to tackle the toughest grants management challenges while addressing how COVID-19 has changed the game. You’ll be able to ask your specific questions directly to our trainer in our virtual learning environment as you watch the presentations.
With your registration, you will receive:
✓ Two days of expert-led grants training.
✓ Up to 9.6 NASBA CPEs & 9.6 GPCI CEUs (Interactive virtual viewers only)
The Forum provides training and updates on Federal regulations that are absolutely necessary for successful grants administration. I attend every year. – Virtual, October 2020
I really enjoyed this training and learned a great deal. The speaker gave great real-life examples that helped me to understand new concepts.
– Virtual Forum, August 2020
The speaker was fantastic – so knowledgeable on all things federal award related and had great examples. I would definitely attend one of their trainings again. – Virtual Forum, May 2020
This was AMAZING! It gave me the confidence to proceed with pre-award submissions with confidence. – Virtual Forum, May 2020
This training provided a lot of important information and proper guidance in order to stay in compliance as well as improving our ways in spending our federal funds! This is my second time attending and might do a third one! – Pittsburgh, July 2019
You may be able to charge the cost of your Thompson Training to your federal grant(s). For state agencies and other nonfederal entities, under the cost principles of the uniform guidance, there are allowable items of cost for subscriptions (§200.454.(b)) and professional development (§200.473). Please check with your program director, finance officer or granting agency to ensure there is no restriction in the approved grant budget or the award documents.
Columbia Books & Information Services 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 addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org If you are not able to attend for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible. Conference cancellations received 10 business days prior to the event are fully refundable. All other cancellations are non-refundable.