There are no prerequisites.

Course Description

The administrative rules for federal grants cover a lot of ground and can be notoriously difficult to decipher. Yet for all parties in the federal grant community understanding the set of authoritative rules set out in the Uniform Guidance for Federal Grants is critical.

This course covers the latest administrative rules published in the Uniform Guidance for Federal Grants with experts Sefton Boyars and Bill Allen guiding you through the requirements and providing insights into the trickier, unexpected clauses. With this course, you will gain knowledge of the uniform administrative requirements and gain the confidence to apply these requirements in the current federal grants environment.


Sefton Boyars, CPA, CFS, CGFM, CIA

Sefton Boyars, CPA, CFS, CGFM, CIA, was the U.S. Department of Education’s regional inspector general for audit in regions IX and X until he retired in 1996. During his 35-year career, Sefton worked for a variety of federal and local government audit agencies. He’s a member of the California Society of CPAs and was a long-time chair of his chapter’s combined committee on accounting principles and auditing standards and government accounting and auditing.

Sefton is a past chair of the Western Intergovernmental Audit Forum and often served as chair or cochair of its subcommittees and roundtables. He’s also an experienced trainer and has taught for numerous organizations, including federal, state, and local governments; professional associations; the USDA Graduate School; and Management Concepts, Inc. Sefton received the Association of Government Accountant’s National Education and Training Award for 1998.

William T. Allen, CPA (ret.)

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Bill has 30 years of federal audit and contract monitoring experience. He served as the U.S. Department of Education’s Regional Inspector General for Audit for Regions VII, VIII, and X. Mr. Allen also served as Region IX’s Assistant Regional Inspector General for Audit. In these capacities, he managed the planning, performing, and reporting for performance and compliance audits of public and private (nonprofit and for-profit) educational and health-related organizations.

He has led a peer review for a major government department and, throughout his career, has participated on numerous projects designed to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State University, East Bay. Mr. Allen was a CPA, licensed in state of Missouri from 1990-2007 (currently inactive).

Mr. Allen served as an instructor for the Graduate School (formerly USDA-Grad School) and the Association of Government Accountants. Mr. Allen served as president of the Sacramento AGA Chapter, co-chair for the Mountain and Plains Intergovernmental Audit Forum, and a member of the Executive Committee Mid-America Intergovernmental Audit Forum.

Course Specifics

Jul 31, 2018
There are no prerequisites.

Compliance Information

Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Chapter 1

  • Cite the regulations underlying the uniform administrative requirements applicable to state and local governments and nonprofits.
  • Identify key government regulators and their related acronyms.
  • Differentiate among the four layers of regulations regarding federal award administration.

Chapter 2

  • Identify terms used in the uniform administrative requirements.

Chapter 3

  • Identify the General Provisions in 2 CFR 200.

Chapter 4

  • Identify the pre-federal award requirements in 2 CFR 200.
  • Identify the contents of federal awards as set out in 2 CFR 200.

Chapter 5

  • Determine the post federal award requirements regarding financial management.
  • Identify the post federal award requirements regarding program management.

Chapter 6

  • Determine the post federal award requirements regarding property standards.

Chapter 7

  • Determine the post federal award requirements regarding procurement standards.

Chapter 8

  • Identify the requirements regarding performance and financial monitoring and reporting.
  • Differentiate among the rules related to recipient record retention and access.
  • Contrast the characteristics of a subgrantee with those of a contractor for the purposes of subrecipient monitoring and management.

Chapter 9

  • Identify remedies for noncompliance.
  • Determine when an award may be closed out and what is affected by the award closeout.

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