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  • 1. Enhancing Grants Management TA Program Basic Fundamentals of Grants Management Sponsored by FEMA in coordination with the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 2. Overview FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 3. Agenda
    • Legal framework
    • Pre-award processes
    • Environmental and Historic Preservation
    • Post-award processes
    • Group discussion
    • Breakouts
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 4. Introductions
    • Participant introductions and expectations
    • Objectives
    • Overview of the Enhancing Grants Management Technical Assistance Program
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 5. Objectives
    • Participants will be able to
    • Understand/Integrate the Business Process in Grants Management
    • Focus on Critical Events
    • Identify a Team Approach
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 6. Objectives
    • Participants will be able to
    • Problem Solve on Specific Issues
    • Identify and Share Promising Practices
    • Develop Networks Among Grant Staff
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 7. Enhancing Grants Management Technical Assistance (TA) Program
    • Promote promising business practices for grants administration
    • Workshops and Direct TA Deliveries
    • Collaborative effort between FEMA and the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 8. National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
    • Facilitate Coordination for Department of Justice (DOJ) and DHS State Administrative Agencies (SAAs)
    • Policy Support for Recipients and Subrecipients
    • Congressional Monitoring/Legislative Analysis
    • Curriculum Development
    • High Caliber Conferences on Key Issues
    • Website for Workshop Documents and Promising Practices www.ncja.org
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 9. FEMA Organizational Structure Office of the Administrator Administrator– W. Craig Fugate Acting Deputy Administrator – David Garratt Disaster Operations Center for Faith-Based Initiatives and Neighborhood Partnerships Office of Chief Counsel Office of External Affairs Office of Chief Financial Officer Executive Secretariat National Continuity Programs Mitigation Disaster Assistance Logistics Management Disability Coordinator Dotted Lines are Coordination Solid Lines Are Command and Control As of May 18, 2009 Associate Deputy Administrator Law Enforcement Advisor to the Administrator Grant Programs National Preparedness United States Fire Administration Regional Administrators Region I Region II Region III Region IV Region V Region VI Region VII Region VIII Region IX Region X Office of Equal Rights National Capital Region Coordination Louisiana Transitional Recovery Office Office of Policy and Prog. Analysis Management
  • 10. Grant Programs Directorate Organization Chart Grant Operations Eastern Branch Grant Development & Administration Division C. Gary Rogers, Division Director Judy Hampton, Deputy Division Director Grants Management Division Lisa Lewis, Division Director Assistance to Firefighters Grants Branch Transportation Infrastructure Security Branch Homeland Security Grant Programs Eastern Branch Program Development & Information Management Branch Systems and Business Support Branch Accountability, Management, and Oversight Branch Training Branch Office of the Assistant Administrator Ross Ashley, Assistant Administrator Tracey Trautman, Deputy Assistant Administrator Homeland Security Grant Programs Central Branch Homeland Security Grant Programs Western Branch Grant Operations Western Branch Grant Operations Central Branch Office of Resource Management and Business Administration
  • 11. Grants Management Division Mission Statement Grant Programs Directorate Manage federal assistance to measurably improve capability and reduce the risks the Nation faces in times of man-made and natural disasters. Grants Management Division GMD, the driving force for strategic grants management initiatives serving FEMA, its regions, and the grantee community through the delivery of federal financial assistance, policy, training, systems, and data analysis. FEMA To lead America to prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from disasters with a vision of “A Nation Prepared.” FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 12. Grants Management Division (GMD)
    • Five Functional Areas
      • Policy
      • Operations
      • Systems
      • Oversight
      • Training
    • Each functional area plays a different role in the organization, but all require extensive knowledge of the Federal requirements for all grants as outlined in legislation, OMB Circulars, Regulations
    • Every functional area ensures standardization, internal controls and compliance
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 13. Standardization
      • Ensure that FEMA applies Federal requirements evenly across all grant programs
      • Ensure standardization of processes and procedures wherever possible
      • Standardize the implementation, application, review, award/obligation, management and closeout of grants.
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 14. Internal Controls
      • Delegation of authority to obligate FEMA in legally binding non-disaster grant agreements
      • Ensure the proper separation of duties between the program office that determines eligibility and the fiduciary agent that determines reasonableness, allowability and allocability of grant dollars
      • Provide the review, oversight and documentation required by all FEMA offices to legally bind the Federal government in a grant agreement
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 15.
      • Appropriations Statute
      • Authorizing Statute (e.g., Stafford Act, 9-11 Act)
      • Federal Regulations (44 CFR)
      • OMB Circulars (Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit)
      • Terms & Conditions of the grant award
      • Program Guidance (incorporated by reference in the Terms & Conditions)
      • DHS Policy
      • FEMA Policy
    Compliance FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 16. Legal Framework FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 17. Federal Assistance vs. Contracts
    • The Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977
      • Grants
        • Carry out Public Purpose in Law
        • No Substantial Federal Involvement
      • Cooperative Agreements
        • Carry out Public Purpose in Law
        • Substantial Federal Involvement
      • Contracts
        • Acquire Property or Services
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 18. The Stafford Act of 1988
    • Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act
      • Authorizes Federal assistance for disaster response, recovery, preparedness and hazard mitigation
      • Authorizes the president to issue major disaster declaration
      • Authorizes the creation of a Disaster Relief Fund
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 19. 9/11 Commission Act of 2007
    • Primarily affects Preparedness grants
    • Administration and monitoring of FEMA preparedness grants
      • Conduct programmatic and financial monitoring for each State and high-risk urban area not less than once every two years
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 20. PKEMRA of 2006
    • Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act (PKEMRA)
      • Adds Preparedness Assistance to FEMA’s Portfolio
      • Implements a National Preparedness System to set national goals, track progress, and report on the state of preparedness
      • Integrates Mission at Headquarters and Regions
      • Creates the New FEMA Vision
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 21. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
    • The ARRA provides $787 billion in stimulus funds including:
      • $150 million for the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)
      • $150 million for the Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP)
      • $210 million for Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)
      • $100 million for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program
    • Reporting requirements and milestone dates
    • Maximum transparency and accountability in the awarding of stimulus funds under the ARRA
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 22. Authorities: CFR
    • 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) regulates FEMA Programs
      • Common Rules that set conditions for grant authority
      • Have the force and effect of law
      • Non-disaster assistance regulations are in various parts of 44 CFR, particularly Part 13
      • Federal Register Notices are required when regulations do not exist
    • 44 CFR Website:
      • http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_07/44cfrv1_07.html
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 23. Authorities: CFR
    • The regulations in force when the grant was awarded should apply
      • All grants previously awarded through DHS Grants & Training:
        • On or after April 1, 2007, follow 44 CFR
        • Prior to April 1, 2007, follow Department of Justice’s codified regulations, 28 CFR
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 24. Authorities: CFR - ACTIVITY Instructions: Determine when 28 CFR or 44 CFR apply in the following situations.
      • Scenario: A DHS Preparedness Grant is awarded April 1, 2007. What CFR applies?
        • Answer: 44 CFR, FEMA
      • Scenario: A DHS Preparedness Grant is awarded March 31, 2007. What CFR applies to a payment request made on April 1, 2007?
      • Answer: 28 CFR, Department of Justice
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 25. Authorities: CFR vs. OMB Circulars
    • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
      • Permanent Rules
      • Executive Agencies and Departments
      • Published in Federal Register
    • OMB Circulars
      • Rules Apply to All Grants
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 26. Authorities: OMB Circulars
    • Administrative Requirements
    • Cost Principles
    • Audit Requirements
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 27. Administrative Requirements vs. Cost Principles FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009 Administrative Requirements Cost Principles Prescribe standards for grant administration to achieve uniformity and consistency for recipients of Federal Assistance Define allowable costs for different types of recipients; failure to mention a particular item of cost in the Cost Principles is not intended to imply that it is either allowable or unallowable
  • 28. OMB Circulars A-110, A-87, A-21 and A-122 relocated to 2 CFR Website: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_08/2cfrv1_08.html#215 FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009 Summary of Applicable Regulations Grantee Type Admin Requirements Cost Principles Audit Requirements State & Local Governments 44 CFR Part 13 (A-102 ) 2 CFR, Part 225 (A-87) A-133 Colleges & Universities 2 CFR, Part 215 (A-110) 2 CFR, Part 220 (A-21) Non-Profits 2 CFR, Part 230 (A-122)
  • 29. Authorities: Program Guidance
    • Program Guidance includes
      • Funding requirements and eligible applicants
      • Allowable and unallowable costs
      • Program application process and evaluation
      • Application requirements
      • Award and reporting requirements
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 30. Program Guidance
    • HQ Produces and Disseminates via Website
      • http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/index.shtm
      • http://www.firegrantsupport.com
    • Issued for most FEMA grant programs
    • Updated Every Federal Fiscal Year
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 31. Grants Management Putting the Pieces Together FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 32. Business Process = The Grants Cycle Funding Acquisition Program Establishment Application Review Award Monitoring Amendments Payment Requests Reporting Audits Close- Out FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 33. Pre-Award Business Practices Funding Acquisition Program Establishment Application Review FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 34. Post-Award Business Practices Monitoring Amendments Payment Requests Reporting Audits and Close-out FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 35. Business Process = The Grants Cycle Funding Acquisition FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 36. Appropriations and Funding Process FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 37. Overview of Federal Budget Process
    • Phase 1: Budget Formulation
    • Phase 2: Budget Presentation and the Congressional Process
    • Phase 3: Budget Execution
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 38. Budget Formulation
    • FEMA Budgets for Grant Programs
    • FEMA Budget Request
    • DHS Total Budget Request
    • OMB/President’s Budget to Congress
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 39. Appropriations
    • Budget Presentation to Congress
    • Congressional Budget Resolution
    • Appropriation
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 40. Types of Appropriations
    • Annual: Must be obligated within the fiscal year
    • Multiple Year: Available for obligation for a definite period in excess of one fiscal year
    • No-year: Available for obligation without financial year limitations
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 41. Budget Execution
    • Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Apportionment
      • Budget Authority to distribute funds
    • DHS Allotment
    • FEMA Allotment
    • Allocations to Each Grant Program
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 42. Continuing Resolution
    • Applies if new FY and annual appropriation is not passed
    • Continues existing programs until annual appropriation passes
    • Can Impact Internal Operations and Activities
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 43. Business Process = The Grants Cycle Program Establishment FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 44. Establishing Your Program
    • Establish Homeland Security Office
    • HS Structures Vary by Jurisdiction
      • Executive Order…by Governor
        • Office of Homeland Security
      • Legislative Authority…by Statute
        • Department of Homeland Security
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 45. Establishing Your Program
    • Advisory Board Authority and Responsibilities
    • Incorporating National Priorities into State Priorities
      • Includes Local Priorities
    • HS Policy, Program and Grant Administration
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 46. Establishing Your Program
    • HS Roles and Responsibilities
      • Policy, Program and Grants
    • Setting Goals and Priorities
    • Funding Sources: Fed/State/Local/Tribal
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 47. Establishing Your Program
    • Physical Location
    • Information Technology Requirements/Needs
    • Communication…Internal
      • Written Policies/Procedures
      • Regular Staff Meetings
      • Dialogue with Advisory Board
      • Clarify Expectations vs. Requirements
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 48. Establishing Your Program
    • Communication…External
      • Public
      • Media Relations
      • Attorneys…State, County, Other
      • SAAs: Subrecipients…Your Customers
      • Locals: Your Citizens
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 49. Establishing Your Program
    • Information Management
      • Accessible…Shared with All Disciplines
      • Retrievable…eGMS
      • Analyze Data to Improve Decision-making
      • Data Calls
      • Supportable
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 50. Establishing Your Program
    • Strong Financial Management System
    • Staffing Needs and Structure…Key Positions
    • Integrating Policy, Program and Financial
    • Assistance from Other Agencies…MOUs
    • Regionalization of Functions
      • Planners, Regionalize Staff, etc.
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 51. Establishing Your Program
    • Hiring Personnel
      • M&A vs. Planning $
      • Position Descriptions
      • Posting Jobs and Interviewing
      • Background Checks - Time is $
      • Consultant Contracts… Review Committee
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 52. Establishing Your Program
    • Training Personnel
      • Cross-training
      • Retention and Career Development
      • M&A Use for Online Courses
      • M&A Budget…Travel for Staff Training
      • Document and Evaluate Annually
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 53. Creating Policies and Procedures
    • What?
      • Integrate Federal, State and Local Policies
      • Develop Internal and External Forms and Procedures
      • Expectations v. Requirements
      • Publish Formally
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 54. Creating Policies and Procedures
    • Why?
      • Provides Documentation and Authorization
      • Tracks Modifications
      • Provides Accountability and Audit Compliance
    • Who?
      • SAA: Advisory Board, Program Analyst, etc.
      • Locals: Obtain SAA Support Prior to Implementation
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 55. Creating Policies and Procedures
    • All Grant Stages
      • Application
      • Award
      • Administration
      • Monitoring
      • Closeout
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 56. Business Process = The Grants Cycle Application FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 57. Application and Guidance
    • Integrate Priorities
      • National
      • State and/or Local
    • Require Budget and Program Narratives
    • Incorporate Reporting Elements
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 58. Prepare Applications and Guidelines
    • Include Grant Terms and Conditions
    • Require Three Signatures
    • Include Example of Subgrant Application
  • 59. Announce Funding and Priorities
    • Publish Funding Availability and Deadlines
    • Consider Conditional Grant Awards
    • Conduct Grant Application Workshops
    • Encourage Local Advisory Board Consensus
  • 60. Announce Funding and Priorities
    • HQ produces and disseminates via website
      • http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/index.shtm
      • http://www.firegrantsupport.com
    • Information bulletin via ASKGMD (Prep)
    • Issued for each grant program
      • Updated annually (existing programs)
      • Funding Availability and Deadlines
    • DHS Information Bulletin via CSID
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 61. Methods of Solicitation
    • www.Grants.gov
      • OMB Mandated Initiative
      • Find (eFIND)
      • Apply (eAPPLY)
      • All Federal Grant-making Agencies
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 62. Methods of Solicitation
    • http://www.federal.gov/
      • Traditional Methods of Advertising
      • FEMA Requires Publication in Federal Register
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 63. Methods of Solicitation
    • www.CFDA.gov
      • Database of all Federal Programs Available
      • Searchable by Assigned CFDA Number
      • Includes Contact Information for Program Office and Application Guidance
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 64. Methods of Solicitation
    • Recipient
      • Implementing Agency
        • State Administrative Agency (SAA)
        • State Emergency Management Agency
      • Conduct Annual Pre-Application Workshops
      • Electronic Notification
      • Legal Notice Published in Newspaper
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 65. Business Process = The Grants Cycle FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009 Review
  • 66. How are Reviews Conducted?
      • Use evaluation criteria, rating system
      • Evaluate technical merit
      • Objective
      • No Conflict of Interest
      • Confidentiality
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 67. Types of Review * Sequence of the reviews depends on the grant program FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009 Eligibility Review Field/ Independent Review Panel Review Programmatic Review Financial Review
  • 68. Eligibility Requirements
    • Timely submission
    • Complete narrative
    • Necessary contact information
    • Adequacy of information provided
    • Signatures by authorized official
    • Assurances and Certifications complete
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009 Eligibility Review Field/ Independent Review Panel Review Programmatic Review Financial Review
  • 69. Field and Panel Reviews
    • Field/Independent Review
      • Federal or Non-Federal reviewers that work independently, not part of a group
    • Panel
      • A group of several people, or a committee, assembled to review applications
        • Ad Hoc – temporary and for specific short-term task
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009 Eligibility Review Field/ Independent Review Panel Review Programmatic Review Financial Review
  • 70. Field and Panel Reviews  Program Office Review
    • Program Offices review applications after panel or field reviews
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 71. Program Office Review
    • Evaluate:
      • Technical merits
      • Programmatic merits
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009 Eligibility Review Field/ Independent Review Panel Review Programmatic Review Financial Review
  • 72. Program Office  Financial Review
    • Conduct detailed financial reviews
      • Based on Program Office recommendations
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 73. Financial Review
    • Analyze budget and cost
      • Necessary, reasonable, allocable and allowable
        • 44 CFR
        • OMB Circulars
        • Program Guidance
      • May negotiate grant budget with grantee
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009 Eligibility Review Field/ Independent Review Panel Review Programmatic Review Financial Review
  • 74. Financial Review Components
    • A-133 Compliance
    • No Conflict of Interest
    • Applicant’s Standing (Good, Debarred, Suspended)
    • Budget Review
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009 Eligibility Review Field/ Independent Review Panel Review Programmatic Review Financial Review
  • 75. Budget Review
    • Detailed budget and budget narrative
    • Complete, reasonable and cost effective in relation to the proposed project
    • Detailed justification for each cost
    • All costs in appropriate approved cost categories
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009 Eligibility Review Field/ Independent Review Panel Review Programmatic Review Financial Review
  • 76. Budget Review Cost Categories
    • Personnel
    • Fringe Benefits
    • Travel
    • Equipment
    • Supplies
    • Contractual
    • Other
    • Indirect Costs
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009 Eligibility Review Field/ Independent Review Panel Review Programmatic Review Financial Review
  • 77. Indirect Costs vs. M&A Costs
    • Indirect Costs
      • Incurred for common or joint objectives
      • Cannot be readily allocated to a particular award/project
      • Contribute to recipient’s ability to support projects and programs and sustain organization’s daily operations
      • Indirect Cost Rate Agreement
        • Ratio or percentage of total indirect costs to direct cost base
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009 Eligibility Review Field/ Independent Review Panel Review Programmatic Review Financial Review
  • 78. Indirect Costs vs. M&A Costs
    • Management and Administrative Costs (M&A)
      • Direct costs that are incurred to administer a particular program/award
      • Identifiable and unique to each program/award
      • Charged based on the activity performed for that particular project
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009 Eligibility Review Field/ Independent Review Panel Review Programmatic Review Financial Review
  • 79. Examples of Indirect Costs and M&A Costs
    • Indirect Costs:
      • Administrative salaries
      • Supplies
      • Costs of operating and maintaining facilities, equipment, grounds, etc.
      • Depreciation or use allowances
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009 Eligibility Review Field/ Independent Review Panel Review Programmatic Review Financial Review
  • 80. Examples of Indirect Costs and M&A Costs
    • M&A Costs
      • Hiring full-time/part-time staff or contractors/consultants
      • Developing operating plans
        • Responses to DHS data calls
      • Travel expenses directly related to program administration
      • Meeting-related expenses directly related to administration
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009 Eligibility Review Field/ Independent Review Panel Review Programmatic Review Financial Review
  • 81. Application  Award
    • If the application has met all review requirements, the grant is awarded
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 82. Business Process = The Grants Cycle Award FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 83. Award Process
      • Pre-award cost
      • Award process
      • Grant award
      • Award terminology
      • Award Packages and Release of Funds
      • Accept Award and Special Conditions
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 84. Award Packages and Release of Funds
    • Administrative or Implementing Agency
      • Project-Specific Conditions
        • Special Conditions
      • Reporting Forms and Instructions
      • Audit and Close-out Forms and Instructions
      • Policies and Procedures
      • Equipment, Training, Exercises Requirements
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 85. Assurances and Certifications
    • Written confirmation of compliance
      • federal laws policies and regulations
    • Also known as:
      • Certified assurances
      • Terms and Conditions
      • Davis-Bacon Act
      • Nondiscrimination
      • FF 20-16A,B,C
      • Lobbying
      • Debarment and Suspension
      • Drug-free workplace
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 86. Pre-Award Cost
    • Pre-award costs:
      • Cost incurred by the applicant prior to the start date of the assistance agreement
        • Requires prior written approval from FEMA
        • Cost incurred at grantee’s own risk
        • Cost are allowable only if they would be allowable during the life of the award.
        • Eligible within 90 days preceding the start date of the award – GPD may approve on a case by case basis for periods greater than 90 days
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 87. Grant Award
    • What is an award document?
      • Official document used for FEMA assistance
        • Establishes legally binding arrangement between FEMA and recipient
        • Establishes Period of Performance
        • Contains or references Terms and Conditions of the grant or cooperative agreement
        • Obligates Federal Funds
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 88. Terms and Conditions
    • Also known as:
      • Agreement Articles
      • Special Conditions
    • Details award project specific conditions and general terms and conditions
      • Reporting requirements
      • Governing provisions
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 89. Award Notification & Acceptance
    • Award Notification
      • Email
      • Grants Management System
    • Award Acceptance
      • Sign and return award
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 90. Getting Started… Financial Management Systems
    • Organizing for Receipt of Federal Funds
    • Program v. Financial-Not Mutually Exclusive
    • Understanding Federal Requirements
    • Establishing Policies and Procedures
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 91. Financial Management Systems
    • Minimum Requirements for Financial System
      • Provide Financial/Performance Data
      • Associate Grant Expenditures to Specific Funding Source
      • Provide Clear Audit Trail
      • Manage Cash Effectively
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 92. Financial Management Systems
    • “ Adequate” Accounting Systems Require
      • Internal Controls
      • Ability to Test Internal Control
      • Chart of Accounts
      • Compliance with CMIA
      • Procedures Minimizing Federal Cash-on-Hand
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 93. Financial Management Systems
    • “ Adequate” Accounting Systems Require
      • Track Expenditures on Accrual Basis (Budget Control)
      • Track both Financial and Program Budgets
      • Ensure Allowability of Costs Charged to Grants
    FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 94. Financial Management Systems
    • “ Adequate” Accounting Systems Require
      • Documentation for All Grant-related Expenditures
        • Broken Down by Award
      • Fulfill Government-required Financial Reporting
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  • 95. Financial Management Systems
    • Must Record and Report Grant Funds
      • Receipt
      • Obligation
      • Expenditure
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  • 96. Fiscal Matters FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 97. Fiscal Matters…Proceed with Caution
    • Allowable vs. Unallowable Costs
    • Prior Approval Costs
    • Renovations and Construction
    • Travel Authorizations
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  • 98. Fiscal Matters…Proceed with Caution
    • Time and Effort
    • Overtime and Backfill
    • Direct Costs
    • Indirect Costs
      • (F&A Higher Education)
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  • 99. Fiscal Matters…Proceed with Caution
    • Supplanting
    • Consultants (HS Staffing)
      • Fair Market Value-cautious on sole sourcing contractors
    • Interest Earned/Program Income
    • Match
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  • 100. Fiscal Matters…Proceed with Caution
    • Cash Advance
      • Interest Earned (CMIA)
    • Outstanding Purchase Orders
    • Excessive Spending Near End of Grant Period
    • Records Retention
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  • 101. Fiscal Matters…Procurement
    • Identify Conditions Requiring Prior Approval
    • State Administrative or Implementing Agency
      • Develop Forms for Prior Approval
    • Understand Differences Between Types
      • Competitive
      • Federal (GSA) or State Contract
      • Sole Source
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  • 102. Fiscal Matters…Procurement
      • Sole Source-Use is Discouraged Except
        • Emergency
        • Only One Source (Provider) (Uniqueness/Compatibility)
        • After Solicitation, Competition Deemed Inadequate
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  • 103. Fiscal Matters… Procurement
      • Sole Source for “Inadequate Competition”
        • Definition from 44 CFR, Part 13
          • “ After Solicitation from a Number of Sources, Competition is Deemed Inadequate”
          • Solicitation Likely through Competitive Bidding Process
          • Inadequate … Only One Source/Provider
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  • 104. Fiscal Matters…Procurement
    • Sole Source
      • Recommend Project Director and Local Procurement Official Signatures
    • Contractual Services…Use Review Checklist
    • Coordinate with State Procurement Assn.
    • Include Procurement Officer during Monitoring
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  • 105. Business Process = The Grants Cycle Monitoring FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 106. GMD Financial Monitoring Visit Mission: Ensure Stewardship over Federal Funds Awarded FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 107. What is Monitoring?
    • Oversight and Stewardship of Federal funds
    • Assessment of performance and progress
    • Quality assurance and control
    • Compliance to Regulations, Administrative Requirements, OMB Circulars
    • Not a one-time event, but an on-going process
    • Requires Technical Assistance (TA)
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  • 108. Why Monitor?
    • Assess progress of grantee
    • Identify problems early
    • Work with Grantee to correct problems
    • Prevent waste, fraud and abuse
    • Ensure good performance and success
    • Develop relationships
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  • 109. Who Monitors?
    • Programmatic
      • Strategic and Objectives-based
      • Technical
      • Performance
    • Financial
      • Business and financial administration
      • Evidence of expenditures
      • Compliance with Federal financial rules and program requirements
    • Monitoring should be a partnership between program and financial staff
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  • 110. Types of FEMA Monitoring
    • Cash Analysis
      • Financial Monitoring
    • Desk Reviews
      • Financial and Programmatic Monitoring
    • Site Visits
      • Financial and Programmatic Monitoring
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  • 111. Cash Analysis
    • Reconciling grant records on a quarterly basis and comparing them with the Federal Financial Report (FFR)
      • Reconcile data
      • Compare reconciled data to financial and progress reports
      • Take appropriate follow-up action
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  • 112. Cash Analysis
    • What the Analysis Indicates
      • Up-to-date information on the grantee’s expenditures
      • Cost share requirements
      • Grant status
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  • 113. Desk Reviews
    • Desk-based
    • Verifies grantee compliance
      • Federal regulations
      • Terms and conditions
    • Identifies exceptions and potential issues
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  • 114. Desk Reviews – Financial
    • Desk-based financial monitoring is a review of all transactions
    • Grants reviewed on a regular basis
    • Core review of a grantee’s general management practices
    • May require further scrutiny through on-site financial monitoring
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  • 115.
    • On-site review
    • Ideally conducted by a team
      • Program Office staff (programmatic)
      • Grants Management Specialist (financial)
    • Assess grantee’s capability, performance and compliance against administrative regulations and public policy requirements
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  • 116.
    • What are some common findings?
      • Recipient has no written procedures
      • Lack of documentation
      • Inadequate/untimely submission of reports
      • Inventory Management Deficiencies
      • Inadequate Subrecipient Monitoring
      • Period of Performance expired with no prior approval for an extension
      • Inadequate time and effort records
      • Lack of competition during procurement
      • Conflicts of interest
    Examples of Financial Monitoring Findings FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 117.
    • What are some common findings?
      • Failure to manage audit results
      • Inadequate accounting procedures
      • Inaccurate Federal Financial Reports (FFR)
      • FSR Fail To Agree With Accounting Records
      • Questioned Expenditures
      • Excess Cash on Hand
      • Commingling of funds (See handout)
      • Supplanting (See handout)
    Examples of Financial Monitoring Findings FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 118. ________ _________ _ GMD Financial Monitoring Visit
    • GMD Does Not Conduct Audits
    • GMD Does Conduct
      • Cash Analysis
      • Desk Reviews
      • Site Visits
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  • 119. Subrecipient Program and Financial Monitoring FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009 Getting Started…Take the Temperature
  • 120. Subrecipient Monitoring Purposes
    • Periodic Monitoring Required
    • Information Sharing and Gathering
    • Status of National and State Goals
    • Reinforce Priorities and Policies
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  • 121. Subrecipient Monitoring Benefits
      • SAA Provides TA to Customers
      • Subrecipients Identify/Showcase Successes
      • Ensure Projects are on Track
      • Improve Communications/Process
      • Correct Shortfalls and Offer Solutions
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  • 122. Subrecipient Monitoring Different Approaches and Types
    • Desk
      • Provides Documentation
      • Used When SAA Staff Size is Limited
      • Short-Term Approach
      • Captures Limited Information
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  • 123. Subrecipient Monitoring Different Approaches and Types
    • Site Visits
      • SAA Staff/Team Approach
      • Direct Contact with Stakeholders
        • Projects and Players
      • Visual Project Status…Big Picture
      • Requires Follow-up by SAA and Subrecipient
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  • 124. Subrecipient Monitoring Tools and Resources Used by SAA
    • Federal Guidelines
      • Program Guidance (by Federal Fiscal Year)
    • Monitoring Checklist…for Consistency
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  • 125. Subrecipient Monitoring What to Expect from the SAA?
    • SAA Determines General “Health”
      • Project Goals and Project Management
    • SAA Staff Make Advance Notes
      • Areas Needing Special Attention
    • All SAA Staff Talk (Policy, Program and Financial)
      • Most Recent Status
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  • 126. Subrecipient Monitoring What to Expect from the SAA?
    • Pre-Monitoring Letter/Email
      • Confirm Location, Date and Time
      • Name of SAA Staff Conducting Monitoring
      • Subrecipient Representatives Required
        • Project Director and Financial Officer
        • Authorized Official…SAA Staff Meet
        • Procurement Official(s)
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  • 127. Subrecipient Monitoring What to Expect from the SAA?
    • Pre-Monitoring Letter/Email
      • Monitoring Objectives
      • Materials/Equipment Necessary for Monitoring
        • Inventory Inspection…Location
        • Grant File(s)
        • Programmatic and Financial Records
        • Grant-funded Personnel
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  • 128. Subrecipient Monitoring What to Expect from the SAA?
    • Compare Grant Files…Yours and Theirs
      • Signed Grant Award
      • Final Application (Program/Financial Pages)
      • Met Special Conditions
      • Personnel Status…Position Descriptions?, Interviewing?, Hiring?
      • Status of Procurement, Revisions, etc.
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  • 129. Subrecipient Monitoring What to Expect from the SAA?
    • Review Grant File(s) Folder
      • Previous Monitoring Reports/Correspondence
      • Compliance with Deadlines
      • Progress and Financial Reports
      • Fiscal Information
        • Invoices, Payments, Backup, POs
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  • 130. Subrecipient Monitoring Suggested Grant File Format Label each tab 1. Correspondence 2. Blank Forms, POC Info. 3. Financial-Payments-Special Cond. 4. Application, Signed Award, GANs 5. Review & Audit Resolution 6. Progress & Monitoring Reports 1. Correspond . FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 131. Subrecipient Monitoring What to Expect from the SAA?
    • Post Monitoring Letter (Desk or On-site)
      • Agreed-upon Modifications
      • Remaining Compliance Issues
      • Recommendations for Improvements
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  • 132. Subrecipient Monitoring What to Expect from the SAA?
    • Post Monitoring Letter (Desk or On-site)
      • Recognition of Progress and Successes
      • Deadline for Response, if Applicable
      • Copied to Authorized Official
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  • 133. Monitoring versus Auditing
    • Monitoring is preventative
    • Auditing is corrective /
    • curative
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  • 134. Business Process = The Grants Cycle FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009 Amendments
  • 135. Amendments = Change
    • Also known as:
      • Modifications
      • Revisions
      • Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN)
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  • 136. Amendments = Change
    • An amendment is a change to the Award and/or Terms & Conditions that requires prior written approval from FEMA in accordance with OMB Circulars, 44 CFR and the Program Guidance
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  • 137.
    • Require prior approval from Funding Agency
    • Must meet original program intent
    • Comply with Grant Terms and Conditions
    • Allowable costs from FY Program Guidance
    • Strong justification for approval
    • Allowable, Allocable, Reasonable
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  • 138.
    • Types of amendments:
      • Extend the Period of Performance
      • Change the Budget
      • Change the Scope or Objectives
      • Change Authorized Representative
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  • 139.
      • Change the Budget
        • Cumulative transfers that exceed 10% of the current total approved budget whenever FEMA’s share exceeds $100,000
        • Transfer of funds from direct to indirect costs
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  • 140. Business Process = The Grants Cycle FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009 Payment Requests
  • 141. Payment Requests
    • Cash Management Improvement Act (CMIA)
      • To improve the transfer of Federal funds to Grantees
        • Efficiency
        • Effectiveness
        • Equity
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  • 142. Payment Requests
    • ADVANCE
      • Up to 120 days
      • Minimize time between transfer of funds and expenditure
    • REIMBURSEMENT
      • Grantee should periodically draw down funds throughout Period of Performance (POP)
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  • 143. Payment Requests
    • Not to exceed Federal share of total grant award
    • Costs must be allowable, allocable, reasonable and necessary
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  • 144. Payment Requests
    • Funds Disbursed as Costs Incurred
      • Limit Cash on Hand
    • Based upon Immediate Disbursement and Reimbursement
      • Minimize Time between Transfer of Funds from
        • U.S. Treasury to Recipients (i.e. SAA)
        • SAA to Subrecipients
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  • 145. Payment Requests
    • Interest earned is due quarterly
    • Interest Bearing Account
      • Grantees and subgrantees shall remit interest earned at least quarterly
      • May keep up to $100 per year for administrative expenses
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  • 146. Payment Systems
    • SmartLink
    • Payment and Reporting System (PARS)
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  • 147. Systems
    • SmartLink
      • Processes payments through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) computer link with the U.S. Treasury Department
      • If Grantee does not have SmartLink account a request can be processed via the SF 270
    • Payment and Reporting System (PARS)
      • Allows Grantees to make online payment requests and submit quarterly SF 269 report
      • Interfaces with FEMA accounting system
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  • 148. Subrecipient Reimbursement
    • Subrecipient Requests for Reimbursement
      • Include Procurement Documentation
      • Provide Proof of Payment
        • Invoices Submitted with the Signed Request
        • Copy of Cancelled Check
        • Computer-Generated Report
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  • 149. Things to Consider
    • SAA Provides Written Guidance to Subrecipients
        • Grant Award Paperwork
        • Monitoring Visits
        • Annual Grant Financial Workshop
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  • 150. Things to Consider
    • SAA Advises Subrecipients
      • Invoices
      • Purchase Orders
      • Requests for Reimbursement
      • Unallowable Costs, etc.
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  • 151. Things to Consider
    • Withhold Payments: Reimbursement
      • Subrecipient’s Inability to Submit Reliable and/or Timely Reports
      • Improper Engagement of Administering Subawards
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  • 152. Business Process = The Grants Cycle FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009 Reporting
  • 153. Reporting FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009 Required Reporting Federal Financial Report Financial Performance Report Programmatic
  • 154. Reporting
    • Reports required semi-annually; no more than quarterly
      • Individual program reporting requirements vary
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  • 155. Financial Reporting Accurate Data
    • Federal Standards
    • Recipient: Required to Expend and Account for Grant Funds
      • State Laws/Procedures
      • Internal Accounting System
    • The Federal Financial Report (FFR) or SF 425 will replace the Financial Status Report (FSR) October 1, 2009.
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  • 156. Reporting
    • Where do you find reporting requirements for a particluar grant?
      • Terms & Conditions
      • Program Guidance
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  • 157. Programmatic Reporting
    • FEMA Preparedness
      • Categorical Assistance Progress Report (CAPR)
        • Due no later than January 31 and July 31 and at Close-out
        • Type “See BSIR” in Narrative Section for SAAs
        • Complete Narrative Section for Direct Recipients (including Ports)
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  • 158. Programmatic Reporting
    • FEMA Preparedness
      • Grant Reporting Tool (GRT)
        • Biennial Strategy Implementation Report (BSIR)
          • Due no later than January 31 and July 31 and at Close-out
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  • 159. Business Process = The Grants Cycle Audits FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 160.
    • Audits
    • Requirements and Types
    • State/Local Agency Financial Audit
    • Compliance with OMB Circular A-133
      • Statewide Single Audits
    • DHS IG Performance Audits
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  • 161. Audits State/Local Agency Financial Audit
    • Must Follow the Requirements in A-133
    • State Agencies and Local Governments
      • Auditor’s Office Will Test Grant Programs but Focus on
        • Financial Compliance
        • Financial Statements
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  • 162. Audits State/Local Agency Financial Audit
    • How Do I Prepare for the Financial Audit?
      • Follow All Rules and Regulations Set Forth
      • State, Local, and Federal Regulations
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  • 163. Audits Compliance with OMB Circular A-133
    • Review of All Federal Grant Programs and Requirements
    • All Non-federal Entities are Required to Comply with OMB Circular A-133
      • Government, Education, and Non-profit
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  • 164. Audits What is a Statewide Single Audit ?
    • Exempt vs. Non-exempt
      • Exempt
        • Non-federal Entity that Expends Less Than $500K in Federal Funds in their Fiscal Year
      • Non-exempt
        • Non-federal Entity that Expends $500K or More in Federal Funds their Fiscal Year
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  • 165. Audits What is a Statewide Single Audit ?
    • Audit Report Is Due 9 Months after the End of the Fiscal Year
    • Local Governments
      • Not Subject to Statewide Single Audit
    • Submit the Audit Package to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC) in Jeffersonville, Indiana
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  • 166. A-133: Most Common Audit Findings
    • Activities allowed or unallowed
    • Allowable costs/cost principles
    • Cash management
    • Equipment and real property management
    • Period of availability of funds
    • Procurement
    • Real property acquisition and relocation assistance
    • Reporting
    • Subrecipient monitoring
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  • 167. Audit Resolution
    • Awarding Agency Responsibility
      • Resolve Audit Finding of Direct Recipients
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  • 168. Audit Resolution
    • Review and analyze the A-133 Audit Report:
      • Audit Resolution staff within GPD’s Office of Resource Management & Business Administration (RMBA)
      • Coordinate with Regional Grants Management Specialists and Program Office at Headquarters
    • If there are findings:
      • RMBA, Program Office, and Regional Grants Management Specialist work collaboratively with grantee to develop Corrective Action Plan
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  • 169. Audit Resolution
    • Recipient (SAA) Responsibility
      • Audit Submission to FAC
      • Monitoring and Resolution of Subrecipient Audit Findings
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  • 170. Audit Resolution
    • Review and Analyze the Audit Report
    • If Findings, the Audited Recipient
      • Should be Contacted
      • Corrective Action Plan Should be Requested
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  • 171. Audit Resolution
    • Corrective Action Plan (CAP) Should Include:
      • Description of Each Finding
      • Specific Steps to be Taken to Implement the Recommendation
      • Timetable for Performance of Each Corrective Action
      • Description of Monitoring to be Performed to Ensure Implementation of the CAP
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  • 172. Audit Resolution
    • Audited Recipient
      • Generate Response to CAP Request within 30 Calendar Days of Request
    • Primary Recipient
      • Analyze Response
      • Follow-up on Action Taken
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  • 173. DHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Performance Audits
    • Rotating Schedule of States, Locals, Programs
    • Conducted by OIG Staff or Contract Support
    • Compares Expenditures to Program Impact
    • Evaluates State HS Strategy Goals and Objectives with Activities
    • Reports posted on OIG Website at http://www.dhs.gov/xoig/rpts/
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  • 174. Examples of IG Audit Findings
    • Financial reporting
    • Questioned costs
    • Monitoring and oversight
    • Procurement practices
    • Measurable program goals and objectives
    • Needs assessments
    • Personal property controls
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  • 175. Findings
    • Findings in common:
      • Monitoring
      • A-133 Audits
      • Inspector General (IG) Audits
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  • 176. Business Process = The Grants Cycle Close-Out FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009
  • 177. Recipient Closeout
    • Due within 90 Days after End of Award or any Approved Extension
    • Final Progress Report (CAPR/BSIR)
    • Final Federal Financial Report (SF 425)
        • No Unliquidated Obligations
        • Indicate Exact Balance of Unobligated Funds
        • Remit Check to FEMA for Excess Funds
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  • 178. Subrecipient Closeout
    • Final Request for Reimbursement
      • Submitted to State Administrative or Implementing Agency
      • Due Pre-determined Number of Days after End of Grant Period
    • Final Fiscal Report (Deobligation Report)
      • Generated by State Administrative or Implementing Agency
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  • 179. Subrecipient Closeout
    • Final Fiscal Report (Deobligation Report)
      • Includes Total Expenditures
        • Federal Amount
        • Subrecipient Amount (if applicable, for Match…EMPG)
        • Investment Type
        • Strategy Goal/Objective
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  • 180. Recipient Closeout
    • Final Fiscal Report (Deobligation Report)
      • Mailed after Final Request is Approved and Processed
      • Requires Signature of Authorized Official and Return to State Administrative or Implementing Agency
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  • 181. Inventory Control
    • Requirements for Grants Awarded
      • After April 1, 2007 (44 CFR, Part 13)
      • Prior to April 1, 2007 (OJP Financial Guide)
        • http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/financialguide/part3/part3chap6.htm
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  • 182. Inventory Control
    • After April 1, 2007 (44 CFR, Part 13)
      • Part III-Chapter 6: Property and Equipment
        • (a) Title
        • (b) Use
        • (c) Disposition
          • ( 1) Retention of title
          • (2) Sale of property
          • ( 3) Transfer of title.
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  • 183. Inventory Control
    • Prior to April 1, 2007 (OJP Financial Guide)
      • 13.31   Real property.
        • 1. Title
        • 2. Use
        • 3. Management
        • 4. Disposition
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  • 184. Retention of Records
    • Retention of Records
      • 6.3 Years for FEMA
      • Recipient or Subrecipient for 3 Years after Submitting Final Federal Financial Report
        • Records must be retained until resolution of any action such as litigation, claim, negotiation, or audit
    • Obligated to Protect Records
    • Authorized Access to Records
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  • 185. Conclusions
    • You Understand the Business Processes
    • You Know the Critical Events
    • You Recognize Need for Team Approach
    • You Problem Solved on Specific Issues
    • You Shared Promising Practices
    • You Developed Networks
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  • 186. Direct Technical Assistance Delivery
    • Identify Areas of Need in Grants Management
    • Submit DHS TA Request Form
      • to the SAA (subrecipient)
      • to the Program Analyst (direct recipient)
    • DHS TA Catalog Form
      • Email: [email_address]
  • 187. Grants Management TA
    • GMD Training Branch
      • Vanessa Pert , Section Chief
        • Email: [email_address]
        • Office: (202) 786-9564
      • Sherry Wilder , Grants Management Specialist
        • Email: [email_address]
        • Office: (202) 786-9861
  • 188. Grants Management TA
    • National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) www.ncja.org (202) 628-8550
      • Lisa Nine Accordini , Senior Staff Associate
          • Email: [email_address]
          • Cell: (202) 421-7693
  • 189. Questions??? FEMA Basic Grants Workshop Central Grantees Chicago, Illinois May 27-28, 2009