Grant Cost Rules Certification: 2 CFR 200 Mastery

Federal grant cost expert Rex Porter will provide hands-on insights into applying cost rules and using indirect cost rates. You will learn detailed indirect cost information and guidance found in very few other places.

Sessions Include:

  • Allowable Costs
  • Indirect Cost Rates And Cost Allocation Issues: Best Practices Under 2 CFR 200
  • Advanced Indirect Cost Allocation: Optimizing Your Preparation And Reducing Risk
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Wednesday, January 17 - Friday, January 19, 2024;: 1:30 PM Eastern or Tuesday, February 27 - Thursday, February 29, 2024; 11:30 AM Eastern or Tuesday, April 9 - Thursday, April 11, 2024; 11:30 AM Eastern or Tuesday, May 28 - Thursday, May 30, 2024; 11:30 AM Eastern

3 Sessions scheduled for 90 minutes including question and answer period.

Training Overview

Build and Show your Expertise with a Grant Cost Rules Certification.

In September 2023, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposed substantial changes to 2 CFR 200 (Uniform Guidance), which sets the rules nonprofits must follow when tracking federal grant expenses. In 2024, organizations are undergoing compliance audits.

You must comply with the complex requirements for making, tracking, and documenting purchases. Spending federal grants in allowable ways is a top responsibility of nonprofit leaders. You must avoid missteps to protect your funding.

To help you address the must-know rules, best practices, and hard-to-find tools, we have arranged a three-session certification series:

Grant Cost Rules Certification: 2 CFR 200 Mastery

Session 1: Allowable Costs

  • Strings attached to federal grant funds
  • U.S. government cost principles
  • Responsibilities of financial officers, project managers, and project partners to manage the use of grant funds
  • Building budgets
  • Purchasing decisions and expenditures
  • Audit preparation

Session 2: Indirect Cost Rates And Cost Allocation Issues: Best Practices Under 2 CFR 200

  • Best practices for documenting indirect cost activities
  • Federal rules for cost allocation
  • Indirect cost rates and entity types
  • Typical areas of focus for government auditors

Session 3: Advanced Indirect Cost Allocation: Optimizing Your Preparation And Reducing Risks

  • Specific examples of how to apply the indirect cost allocation rules
  • Preferred rate types
  • Appropriate use of the de minimis 10% rate
  • Direct cost base options
  • Pooling indirect costs
  • Negotiating a federal rate
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Nonprofit chief executives
  • Executive directors
  • Board members
  • Chief financial officers
  • Controllers
  • Legal counsel
  • Senior management
  • Program directors
  • Financial staff
  • Contracting specialists
  • Business and program managers
  • Grant managers
  • Compliance officers
What's included
Training includes
  • Grant Cost Rules Certification
  • All resources and training materials

Expert Presenter

Rex L. Porter
  • Principal and founder of Porter Group LLC, a premier national federal grant funding and compliance consulting service
  • 25-year career in federal grants management
  • Served as a federal grants official, grant-funded organization executive director, and local government project manager
  • Retired Air Force officer
  • Holds master of business administration and master of science in systems management degrees
  • Certificates in nonprofit management, and program and contract management