Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Seattle, Washington - Feb 01, 2018 - The Western Grants Forum, the region’s annual grants management training conference, will return to Seattle, Washington, this April. Nationally known grants authority Brian Tipton will lead a special program explaining the unified cost principles for Federal grants and subawards. This “Cost Principles Deep Dive” edition of the Western Grants Forum will be held at the downtown Sheraton Seattle Hotel on April 5-6, 2018. Full details and registration information for the event can be found on the Nonprofit Law Training website at http://www.nonprofitlawtraining.com.
This year will mark the third time that the Western Grants Forum has been held in Seattle, but the 2018 conference program is a departure from past events. Previous editions of the Western Grants Forum have looked broadly at management of Federal grants under the Uniform Grants Guidance, which is more commonly called the “OMB Super Circular.” The 2018 Western Grants Forum will feature a focus on costs and how grantees can properly charge their costs to Federal grants and subawards under the cost principles that are part of the Uniform Grants Guidance.
Brian Tipton, the trainer leading the conference, is a practicing attorney as well as a frequent speaker on grants management topics. “The Uniform Grants Guidance or Super Circular made many changes to the cost principles,” said Tipton. He continued, “Unfortunately, many grantees are still discovering these changes to the cost principles, but failure to follow these revised cost principles can have serious consequences. Grantees can be forced to pay back funds or even lose their grants.” According to Tipton, “The goal of this training is to provide grants professionals the information about direct, indirect, and other costs, they need to successfully navigate Federal requirements.”
The goal of this training is to provide grants professionals the information about direct, indirect, and other costs, they need to successfully navigate Federal requirements.
Registration is currently open for the 2018 Western Grants Forum: Cost Principles Deep Dive training conference, which will be held in Seattle on April 5 through 6. An early bird discount is available until March 5, which is also the hotel reservation cut-off date. For more information about the Cost Principles Deep Dive conference, including how to register, please visit Nonprofit Law Training at http://www.nonprofitlawtraining.com.
About Nonprofit Law Training
The Western Grants Forum is sponsored by Nonprofit Law Training, a service stared by attorney Brian Tipton. Nonprofit Law Training offers training solutions for 501(c)(3) and other tax-exempt nonprofits, governmental units, and grant-funded entities. The mission of Nonprofit Law Training is to make quality training on legal, governance, and grants management topics more affordable and accessible to the public and social sectors.
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