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NGMA’s monthly webinar series features presentations from the top subject matter experts and thought leaders in the grants management community. Each webinar offers key takeaways, tips and strategies on issues impacting grants management professionals.

  Recent NGMA Webinars


Key Grant Management Considerations for Recipients of ARPA Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (March 2022)
Presented by Phillip A. Escoriaza, Senior Counsel, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
The Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund for States and Local Governments is a $350 Billion program created in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which became law on March 11, 2021. The Department of the Treasury has issued interim regulations, final regulations and comprehensive compliance and reporting guidance for managing this crucial and time-limited fiscal support. In this webinar we will discuss key grant management considerations, eligible uses and requirements in the program’s Final Rule, which becomes effective on April 1, 2022.


What Grants Managers Need to Know about the Evidence-Based Policy Making Act (February 2022)
Presented by Justin Baer, PhD, Fors Marsh Group
In 2018, Congress passed the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (“Evidence Act”) with bipartisan support. The Evidence Act has wide-ranging implications for how agencies collect and analyze data about federal programs, including formula and competitive grant programs. This session will describe the main objectives and goals of the legislation, how it relates to other similar requirements (e.g., GPRA), and what grants managers should expect as agencies fully implement their evidence-building agendas.


Grant Pro-isms: Catchy, Succinct, and Clever Ways to Explain Grants (January 2022)
Presented by Johna Rodgers, GPC, Johna Rodgers Consulting
It is a conversation heard around the world: -No, we can't pay for something we're already doing. That would be supplanting! -Or, No, we shouldn't just ask to fund a position. No one wants to pay for that! -Or, Well, yes, we could do that. But we could also light our pants on fire. Your choice!! Colleagues, partners, and board members must understand grants but they seldom do. Our work is complicated, yet many of our stakeholders have no clue about the specifics. Wouldn't it be great to have a few simple, clear, even funny ways to help everyone get on the same page? That is this session. Join us as we discuss easy ways to talk through difficult concepts with our friends and supervisors. We call them Grant Pro-Isms, and they include funny and memorable analogies that are simple to understand, ranging from cupcakes to football to mother-of-the-bride dresses. There's something here for everyone!

_________________________________________________________________________________ - Updates to the Unique Entity Identifier/DUNS Changes
and System Overview (December 2021)

Presented by Salomeh Ghorbani, General Service Administration (GSA)

Have you noticed changes when using Do you have questions about the upcoming change from DUNs numbers to the Unique Entity Identifier? The acquisition systems integrations continue, as well as improvements to the functionality on We will discuss all of this and more and provide live demos if you have questions about how to search or find help.


Subrecipient Monitoring (November 2021)
Presented by Glenn McCormick, JD, CGMS

When a primary grant recipient utilizes subrecipients to implement the grant award, they become “pass-through entities” (PTEs) subject to specific regulations in the Uniform Guidance.

There are an array of methods PTEs can use to oversee their subrecipients’ compliance and performance. Many of these tools are already part of the grant award and management process, but other actions and recognizing indicators, can be utilized to effectively monitor subawards. This interactive webinar will discuss practical tips and tools for monitoring subawards.


The Audits are Coming, the Audits are Coming! CARES Act audits have started,
2021 Compliance Supplement is out, what do you need to know? (October 2021)

Presented by Edward T. Waters, Managing Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

In the past 18 months, Congress has passed an astonishing number of emergency funding bills. These pieces of legislation both authorized a number of new programs and appropriated literally hundreds of billions of dollars if not more in the form of federal grants and direct federal assistance designed to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. As with past large emergency funding bills, each bill contained funds for Offices of Inspector General to audit the use of the funds and even created temporary oversight agencies. These funds are also federal funds that must be included on the SEFA, part of each recipient’s Single Audit.  Consistent with those audit requirements, OMB recently issued the 2021 Compliance Supplement that included all of the new COVID funding programs such as PRF and CRF among others. This session will review current real-world document requests from the OIG as a precursor of things to come for many recipients as well as address some of the interesting elements of the 2021 Compliance Supplement.


Top 5 Best Practices to Track Your Grant Performance (September 2021)
Presented by by Maria Howeth, CGMS, eCivis

By now, most state, local, and tribal governments have received their funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. The big question for many who are managing these types of stimulus funds for the first time is: now what? Where do I start? What do I need to track? How do I measure and report on performance on this type of funding? How do I measure performance on grant projects moving forward? Join us on Wednesday, September 29th at 1 PM ET to learn challenges and best practices to help governments track the performance and impact of their grant projects.


Federal Grant Closeout Best Practice: Agency and Recipient Perspective (August 2021)
Presented by Rachel Werner, MPA, GPC, PMP, RBW Strategy, LLC and MJ White, CGMS, MJ White Consulting

Please join MJ White and Rachel Werner as they discuss the complex and detailed closeout processes required by federal agencies and grant recipients. We’ll discuss best practices, highlight key action steps and cross-reference with 2 CFR 200. Bring your questions and concerns with closeout, as we’ll leave time for Q&A and discussing real life issues in your workplace.




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