Administrative Rules for Federal Grants | 4182015A

Date :
April 30, 2019 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location :
San Francisco Peninsula
Facility :
CalCPA Flex Center - Burlingame
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CPE Credits :
CPE 8.00, YB 8.00, AA 8.00, GT 8.00
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Build your expertise to ensure that your clients conform to federal administrative requirements and avoid claims for large refunds or being designated a high-risk grantee.

Almost all federal grant programs require grantees to comply with cross-cutting administrative rules—or face significant cost disallowances and administrative sanctions. Understand the administrative rules that apply to nearly all federal grantees, including the hierarchy of rules; reports and records; and after-grant requirements.

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  • Identify which activities are required.
  • Identify which activities are permitted and which are not.
  • Recognize which actions require prior approval.
  • Determine the responsibilities that continue after the grant has been completed.

Major Subjects:

  • Hierarchy of rules
  • Pre-award requirements, including high-risk grantees
  • Post-award requirements, including financial and program management; property and procurement; reports and records; and termination and enforcement
  • Definitions used in grant regulations
  • The Supercircular, 2 CFR 200, Subparts A, C and D

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This course will adjourn at 4 p.m.

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Field of Interest:
Auditing (Governmental)


Designed For:

CPAs, governmental grantees and government auditors.


Sefton Boyars, CGFM, CPA
Until his retirement in October 1996, Sefton Boyars had been the Department of Education’s Regional Inspector General for Audit in Regions IX and X for 16 years. During his 35-year career, Boyars worked for a variety of federal government audit agencies and a California county. He is active in his profession, and is a member of CalCPA, and was a long-time chair of his chapter’s committee on Government Accounting and Auditing. He served on the Qualifications Committee of the California State Board of Accountancy for three years. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM). He is a member of the California statewide Government Auditing and Accounting Committee. Boyars is a past chair of the Western Intergovernmental Audit Forum and often served as chair or co-chair of its subcommittees and roundtables. He is president of the San Francisco chapter of the Association of Government Accountants. He is also an experienced trainer and has taught for numerous organizations, including federal, state and local governments, professional associations, the CalCPA Education Foundation, and the USDA Graduate School and Management Concepts, Inc. He received AGA’s National Education and Training Award for 1998. Boyars is the author of the Association of Government Accountants’ study guide for Course 3 of the Certified Government Financial Manager: Governmental Financial Management and Control. The latest version of the study guide was issued in the spring of 2014. He is also co-author of Cost Principles for State and Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations, issued in 2015.
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