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Government Grant Reforms: What Nonprofits Need to Know to Be Reimbursed for Indirect Costs – Morgantown

August 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is a free training for nonprofits on OMB Uniform Guidance.

BESTGood news came to nonprofits in December 2014, when the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published the Uniform Guidance governing government grants and contracts for nonprofits that receive federal grant funds, either directly or passed through state and local entities. Among many changes in the rules, governments are now required to reimburse nonprofits for reasonable indirect grant and contract costs (also called “overhead”—but you’ll find out why that’s inaccurate) when federal dollars are part of the funding stream—even when the federal money first passes through state and local governments. Since most state and local grants and contracts contain federal money, the benefit for nonprofits can be substantial.
Beth Bowsky, Policy Specialist, Government-Nonprofit Contracting at the National Council of Nonprofits and one of the country’s leading experts and advocacy voices on this issue, will provide a hands-on review of key elements of the new Guidance and how your organization can start benefiting from these rules.

Workshop Highlights:
•    Indirect, Overhead and Administrative Costs – Definitions and Difference
•    Understanding the Costs in Your Nonprofit
•    Indirect Cost Rates and Different Methodologies
•    Whether and How to Negotiate a Federal Indirect Cost Rate
•    Public policy implications
•    And more

Who Should Attend?
•     Nonprofit executive directors and CFOs with state or federal grants/contracts and any nonprofit staff with responsibility for budgeting, accounting, or grant/contract compliance.

Beth-HS-1Presenter: Beth Bowsky is the Policy Specialist for Government-Nonprofit Contracting at the National Council of Nonprofitd (NCN) where she manages the NCN’s program to promote fairer and simpler contracting processes and procedures across the country. Beth has a passion for convening diverse groups of people from the public and private sectors to expand the capacity of charitable nonprofits to deliver better services and value. Her career in the nonprofit arena began while she was earning a degree in social work at the University of Cincinnati. She was one of the youngest people in Ohio to become executive director of a multi-service, nonprofit agency, and served as Chair of Public Policy for the Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies. Beth’s work as president of her own consulting firm included helping the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund reorganize and streamline collaborative funding efforts in each of the state’s 88 counties. As a National Leadership Consultant for Arlington, Va.-based National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI), Beth assisted state organizations across the country build and implement strategic plans for growth, governance, and advocacy, while also serving as a speaker and trainer at state and national conventions.


The OMB Uniform Guidance Training is approved for 3 CECNPM. This is up on the CECNPM website where CECNPM participants can get their reporting form.


August 10, 2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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West Virginia Nonprofit Association


American Red Cross
1299 Pineview Drive, Suite 300
Morgantown, WV 26505
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