Embedding Risk Management in Federal Grant Compliance

Webinar • Tuesday, March 19, 2024 • 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

Are you ready to take your risk management strategy to the next level? Do you want to find out ways to avoid fraud and improper payments that could potentially threaten your entity or organization’s ability to receive federal financial assistance? Join Thompson Grants, Melissa Musser, Partner and Director of Risk & Advisory Services, and Mac Lillard, Senior Manager in Risk & Advisory Services, at GRF CPAs & Advisors for an informative webinar that will arm you with the knowledge and tools to effectively manage risk in federal grant compliance.

Register today for Embedding Risk Management in Federal Grant Compliance.

  • Deepen your understanding of risk management for federal grant compliance.
  • Understand how to identify, assess, and handle risks.
  • Recognize why risk management should be part of your organization's day-to-day operations.
  • Hear practical examples of successful risk management practices.

Attendees will gain insight into federal grant compliance risks, the impact on the audit process/results, and proactive strategies to mitigate risks to federal grant compliance.

Who Will Benefit:

  • C-Suite executives, mid-senior management, and finance/accounting staff.


Melissa Musser Melissa Musser

Ms. Musser is a recognized authority in the field of risk advisory services. She leads GRF’s dynamic risk advisory department, ensuring clients receive strategic guidance and tailored solutions to effectively identify opportunities and manage risks. Her expertise encompasses establishing and maintaining Internal Audit Departments, optimizing internal controls, strategic planning, compliance, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), and cybersecurity programs.

Mac Lillard Mac Lillard

Mac Lillard has been a Risk & Advisory Services Senior Manager, specializing in the nonprofit and International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) industry since 2014. He performs a wide range of client services, providing technical expertise to help organizations build and maintain risk management processes, optimize systems through integration and automation, enhance controls for fraud prevention/detection, and improve their cybersecurity posture. He travels domestically and internationally to provide services to global organizations.

Paul Calabrese Paul Calabrese

Paul Calabrese has hands-on experience with the Uniform Guidance for Federal grants recipients: nonprofits, universities, hospitals, and state/local/tribal units of governments.

His skill-set involves: grant cost accounting, sub-recipient monitoring, preparation of over (100) indirect rates / NICRA for several Federal agencies, developed policies and procedures, medical management systems invoicing to state Medicaid agencies and toolkit for unit cost rates for Ryan White HIV AIDS HRSA awards. Paul has expertise in developing NICRA rates for USAID. He has performed out-sourced CFO duties, annual budgets, cash flow projections, grant draws and budget monitoring. He is a prolific speaker on Uniform Guidance (UG) topics.