Course ID: UGFG-101

Navigating the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) – The New Rules for Federal Grants Management

What is the Uniform Guidance? It is the new updated rule-book for Federal grants management and compliance sub-divided into 6 parts. We will review 5 of the 6 parts, excluding Subpart F – Audits. In a half-day, you will understand all of the major ramifications of the new regulation and its implications of Federal grants and cooperative agreements. Look for the 200-level courses that will provide a deeper knowledge and fine-tune your skills with practical applications for procurement, sub-recipient monitoring, indirect rate preparation, and developing application budgets and mechanisms to monitor your budget.

  • Understand how the Uniform Guidance is set up and how it works
  • Recall the latest theory and FAQ interpretations
  • Identify internal control areas that involve Federal awards
  • Understand the Government’s concerns per 3 repeating themes within the regulation


Introduction to the Uniform Guidance

  • What is the Uniform Guidance
  • What is new and different
  • What was the short-lived COFAR
  • Subpart B – General Provisions
  • When do the rules become effective
  • How did the Federal agencies implement the new rules
  • What is the impact of the Joint Interim Rule

    Impact of the Last COFAR FAQ – July 2017

  • What are the newest interpretations
  • Update on the Uniform Guidance

    The Pre & Post Award (Subparts C and D)

  • Emphasis on new themes in Uniform Guidance: risk posed by applicant, internal controls, terms and conditions of award, and corrective action to Single audit findings
  • Macro rules vs. the micro terms and conditions
  • What is unique about cost reimbursable grants
  • Record retention and access to records
  • The requirements of a financial management system including diagrams and sample reports for illustration purposes
  • Fixed Amount Awards
  • Cost sharing and match – How to value match.
  • Program income
  • Equipment and supplies
  • New section on Sub-Recipient Monitoring
  • The new Procurement standards
  • Micro Purchase Threshold – Up to $3,000
  • Small Purchase Procedures – $3,000 to $150,000
  • Competitive Proposals – > $150,000
  • Proposals by Sealed Bid – > $150,000
    Sole Source Procurements

    Subpart E – The Cost Principles

  • What has changed with indirect rates
  • What are the new time reporting rules
  • A categorized list of the 55 cost principles

Public accountants that are involved with Single (old A-133) Audits; Consultants that need updated understanding of the new rules; All public accountants that require a refresher course that covers all of the critical elements; Executive Directors, COO, CFO, director of grants or finance that have a significant amount of Federal awards, grant administrators, Principal investigators (PI) and other program personnel charged with managing grants with nonprofits; hospitals; institutes of higher education; state and local, tribal units of government; Federal personnel; even commercial firms engaged with Federal awards

Accounting (Gvmt)
Auditing (Gvmt)


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