Federal Grants 101 (2022 Edition)

Nicole Bacon
Nicole Bacon | Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

Nicole Bacon, a Partner at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, has been with the firm since 2008 and a practicing attorney since 2003. She is counsel to numerous federal grantee organizations across the country representing her clients in federal litigation as well as providing counsel on compliance and transactional matters.

Live Video-Broadcast: September 15, 2022
Federal Grants 101 (2022 Edition)

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Every year the federal government expends hundreds of billions of dollars on various grant programs to address important issues like public health and safety, the Covid-19 pandemic, unemployment, and education initiatives. This presentation will provide an overview of the federal financial assistance system underlying all federal grant awards. The discussion will include core concepts such as the legal nature of federal grant agreements and cooperative agreements as well as the major requirements. Finally, we will discuss typical agency approaches to oversight and enforcement of federal grant obligations and common disputes under federal grants.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • What is a federal grant (as opposed to a federal contract)?
  • What are the different types of grants?
  • The life cycle of a grant from pre-award phase, award phase, and post award phase
  • Statutory and regulatory requirements governing federal agencies and grantees such as the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards

Date / Time: September 15, 2022

  • 1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Eastern
  • 12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Central
  • 11:00 am – 1:10 pm Mountain
  • 10:00 am – 12:10 pm Pacific

 

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Nicole-Bacon_Feldesman-Tucker-Leifer-Fidell-LLP_myLawCLENicole Bacon | Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

Nicole Bacon, a Partner at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, has been with the firm since 2008 and a practicing attorney since 2003. She is counsel to numerous federal grantee organizations across the country representing her clients in federal litigation as well as providing counsel on compliance and transactional matters.

Her representative activities include reviewing and revising contracts, subrecipient agreements, procurement policies and procedures, and other grant-related documents to ensure compliance with programmatic requirements and other federal regulations. Nicole also advises clients on the federal requirements for grant related construction and renovation projects including issues related to filing notices of federal interest.

Prior to joining the firm, Nicole worked as a legal services staff attorney, representing low-income clients in domestic violence matters, family law issues, public housing and landlord-tenant disputes, and consumer cases.

Agenda

I. Overview and what is a federal grant | 1:00pm – 1:20pm

II. The Grant lifecycle | 1:20pm – 2:00pm

  • Application
  • Pre-award
  • Award
  • Post-Award

Break | 2:00pm – 2:10pm

III. Governing laws and standards | 2:10pm – 2:40pm

  • Statutes
  • Regulations and Guidance
  • The Courts

IV. Typical grant disputes| 2:40pm – 3:05pm

V. Q&A | 3:05pm – 3:10pm