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2017 VAPDC Training Conference

When: Monday, March 27, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: The Virginia Housing Center
4224 Cox Road
Glen Allen, Virginia  23060
United States

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The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has crafted the biggest changes in federal grants management policies in four decades in a hefty document that a lot of people are calling the “Super Circular.” By consolidating previous directives that were addressed to different sectors of the recipient and sub-recipient community and by adding and revising the audit policies required by the Single Audit Act of 1984 (as amended), OMB has created what it hopes will be a comprehensive, cohesive and longstanding instruction for federal agencies, pass-through entities, recipients, sub-recipients, and independent auditors. But it’s fair to say that the new policies have triggered a long learning curve. And it’s clear that old policies and habits die hard—“The way we’ve always done it” remains alive and well.

This session will provide a detailed review of what is now required for accountable and performance-oriented grants management from the perspective of the Planning District Commissions in Virginia and the state agencies that provide federal awards to them. 

Topical Coverage Will Include:

  • Types of federal awards and why that’s important
    •  Differentiating lower tier awards: Sub-awards vs. contracts under grants
  • Sources of grant authority and why that’s important (particularly with the Trump Administration)
  • What to expect from federal awarding agencies on direct federal awards
  • Pre-award risk assessment
  • The new template for federal grant agreements
  • What is supposed to go on between pass-through entities and sub-recipients
    • Determination of the relationships
    • Risk assessment at this level
    • The new template for sub-award agreements
    • Payment procedures
    • Indirect cost recognition
    • Flow-through of administrative requirements and cost principles
    • Required and discretionary monitoring
  • Management systems requirements for recipients and sub-recipients
    •  Emphasis on internal controls under the GAO and COSO models
    • Financial management standards
    • Procurement standards
    • Property management standards
    • Records access and retention
  • Cost Allowability
    •  Subpart E, 2 CFR 200
    • General tests of Allowability
    • Major changes in Allowability determination
    • Time and effort reporting
    • Depreciation
    • Materials and supplies (computing devices)
    • Meeting and conference expenses
  • Good-bye Circular A-133; Hello Subpart F
    •  Transition to the new audit threshold
    • Transaction testing procedures: revisions and retentions
    • Enhancements to audit reporting
    • Audit follow-up emphases



The Virginia Housing Center

4224 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Room: Henrico I

The Virginia Housing Center is located within the Innsbrook Corporate Center with access to the natural beauty of the area’s ponds and walking trails. In addition, charming one-of-a-kind shops, a wide variety of restaurants, hotels and major shopping venues are all within a few minutes' drive.





PDC/RC Staff - $100 per person
Auditing Firm Staff - $150 per person
Invited State Agency Guests - $0 (Online registration and promo code required)
The registration price includes course instruction, course materials, continental breakfast, and lunch

Online registration closes Tuesday, March 21, 2017. No cancellations or refunds after March 21, 2017. Cancellations prior to March 21, 2017 will incur a $25 cancellation fee.

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