The ABCs of Compliance: Revisiting the Foundation and Understanding New Changes

Webinar • Tuesday, January 30, 2024 • 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Are you ready to take your grants management compliance capabilities to the next level? Join us for an immersive session that will sharpen your understanding of federal grants compliance and equip you with the tools to prepare for and adjust to impending changes to federal guidance and regulations to ensure you don’t risk losing federal funding. There is a common thread that can make or break your efforts to receive an award, and that can influence your entity’s reputation and financial success: compliance. It's time to master this critical aspect of your work, mitigate risk and secure your organization's future.

During this webinar, we will delve deep into the core compliance areas that underpin federal awards. We'll explore significant changes that have taken place over the past few years, as well as those that are likely to shape recipient’s oversight responsibilities and their audits for the coming year. From responding to the Build America, Buy America Act to identifying budget periods to avoiding prohibited telecommunications purchases, we'll shed light on key requirements and areas of focus that demand your attention. And with the uniform guidance (2 C.F.R. Part 200) set to be amended in 2024, there are numerous changes that likely will alter your daily compliance efforts going forward.
Whether you're a new grants manager seeking to establish a solid foundation of knowledge or an experienced professional looking to identify potential risks, this webinar is designed specifically for you. Our expert speaker will guide you through key topics, helping you develop strategies to bridge any gaps in internal controls or processes that may hinder compliance.

By attending, you will:

  • Gain in-depth insights into current rules governing federal grants compliance.
  • Stay up-to-date on recently proposed regulatory changes and their impact on compliance.
  • Begin brainstorming action steps to address any internal control or process gaps.
  • Identify risk considerations that may affect your plans for 2024.

Who Will Benefit:

  • Grants Managers, Finance Officers, Procurement Analysts, Trainers, Auditors, Compliance Analysts, Risk Analysts, and Internal Control Officers. This is your chance to connect with like-minded professionals and expand your network!

Don't let compliance be a stumbling block on your path to success. Register today for "The ABCs of Compliance: Revisiting the Foundation and Understanding New Changes!”


Eric Russell, CIA, CGAP, CGMS, MPA Eric Russell, CIA, CGAP, CGMS, MPA

Eric Russell is a Director with ENJ PLLC responsible for management consulting and regulatory compliance engagements working primarily with state and local governments and not-for-profit organizations. He specializes in federal grants and contracts, audit readiness and response, asset management, and public financial management. During the course of his 15 year career, Eric has served as a Deputy Finance Director for the City of Columbus (OH) responsible for grants and asset management, a Senior Manager for Crowe LLP leading public sector audit, consulting, business development, diversity, and people development matters, and a budget and management analyst for a large municipal government. Eric has been responsible for and led more than 100 financial and compliance audits conducted on behalf of offices of inspectors general, numerous forensic analysis and risk management/assessment engagements, and internal audit activities for clients within the United States and abroad.

Eric currently serves as the Immediate Past President of the National Grants Management Association’s (NGMA) Board of Directors and is also a member of the Thompson Grants Advisory Board. He is an alumnus of The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs and of Stetson University’s School of Business Administration.