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Session Schedule Location Tuition Status
Oct 17 - Oct 19, 2017
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Thu
Washington , DC $879 G
Feb 05 - Feb 07, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-WED
San Francisco , CA $879 O
Apr 16 - Apr 18, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , MON-WED
Washington , DC $879 O
Sep 11 - Sep 13, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $879 O
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Course overview

Recent events have led the public eye to be critically focused on the use of federal and state dollars in grant-funded programs. Gain an awareness of the unique challenges faced by grant and program managers; the entities receiving the grants; and auditors. Receive an overview of the grants process; relevant grants management and grant audit regulatory requirements; and of related requirements contained in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Learn the stages of the grant process: award, monitoring, audit and close out. Become adept at implementing strategies for auditing each of these stages by applying those strategies in case studies.

Who should attend?

Auditors and others involved in the grants process. Level: Intermediate.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the full grants management process and current regulatory requirements governing grants
  • Identify the role of auditors in providing guidance and feedback to grants managers
  • Describe the role of auditors in providing audit recommendations, assistance and other constructive feedback to grants managers
  • Identify options for audit objectives and procedures that are achievable and will provide timely, useful information
  • Identify issues beyond compliance that need to be audited

Course outline

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Module 1 Background

  • Grants
  • Contracts
  • Exercise

Module 2 Grant Award Requirements

  • Administrative
  • Financial
  • Program
  • Grantor
  • Grantee
  • Exercise

Module 3 Performance Measures and Data

  • Award purpose
  • Terms and Conditions requirements
  • Frequency requirements
  • Contract/Contractor Requirements
  • Sub-grantee requirements
  • Systems capabilities to respond to data and measure requirements
  • Exercise

Module 4 Monitoring Plan Development

  • Grantor concurrence
  • Reporting Format
  • Relationship of Outputs to Outcomes
  • Group workshop

Module 5 Risk and Reporting

  • Data quality
  • Internal control/assessment reviews
  • Quality of relationship between Outputs to Outcomes
  • Project success/failure
  • Work group discussion
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