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An intensive two day course on the essentials of federal grants practice, from issues affecting agency decisions, to the award and administration of grants.
A Comprehensive Primer and Update on Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreements. Topics include:
- Essential Background
- Types of Grants
- Laws and Regulations
- Competing for Funding
- Administering the Award
- Financial and Compliance Issues
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Interpretation and Litigation
Each year the Federal Government awards millions of dollars to state and local government, universities, hospitals and non-profits, and corporations. The funding is for a wide variety of purposes: from law enforcement, homeland security and disaster recovery initiatives; infrastructure and housing projects; medical, engineering, energy, agricultural and environmental research; to health care, education and training, and more.
The Government's selection of programs and recipients is not governed by the rules of government contracting. Its authority is from a combination of legislation and regulations that either prescribe or create assistance initiatives or give federal agencies the discretion to enter into assistance relationships. The administration of assistance awards is controlled by unique requirements also. They vary based on the program and recipient, but share common features and requirements with other assistance relationships and contracts.
This seminar is a comprehensive primer on the complicated, diverse, and often agency- and program-specific field of federal grant practice, with emphasis on:
- The laws and regulations governing grants, agency authorities, and programs.
- The interpretation, types, and legal nature of grants and cooperative agreements in comparison to other instruments.
- The funding selection process, with strategies for submitting competitive applications.
- Managing the award, to include compliance with award conditions and the applicable regulations; and Key subjects such as fiscal and intellectual property considerations.
It is designed for those who are seeking federal assistance as well as for those in government who are recently assigned to the field. It is a useful primer, refresher, and update for both new and experienced federal grants professionals.
The insight and experience of the exceptional Course Faculty, together with the materials in the Course Manual, will provide attendees with a background in Federal Grants and resources for future reference.
Dates and Locations
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kenneth J. Allen, now the general counsel for a government contractor, practiced law for the federal government for over 32 years, mostly in contracting and fiscal law. His assignments while in government included Defense and Army information systems commands, medical research and materiel commands, and the Defense Business Management University, where he served as the legal advisor on fiscal law, as well as on fiscal law training and syllabi requirements. For the past fifteen years, Ken has also taught in the government and private sector, and has authored over thirty course manuals on several subjects including government contracting, federal appropriations and fiscal law, contract interpretation, federal grant practice, trial advocacy, and leadership and management. He has taught fiscal law for the American Society of Military Comptrollers (both at the National and Chapter levels), the Army War College, and numerous federal agencies. He is also now (2006-present) an adjunct faculty member of the Naval Postgraduate School, for whom he taught at their campus at Monterey, CA and at sites overseas.
Ken is consistently evaluated by our students as making this subject comprehensible through real-world examples, and praised for his energetic and entertaining approach to a subject that many anticipate as being dull and academic. His fiscal law course manual is a comprehensive fleshed-in textbook that is replete with key laws, case quotes, and citations, making it an invaluable reference resource.
Ken is a graduate of the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, the Army JAG School resident basic and advanced courses, the Army Management Staff College, the Defense Business Management University, and the Army War College.
Jay Winchester is Senior Counsel and patent counsel for the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. Jay has been directly involved in negotiating and drafting thousands of cooperative research and development and patent license agreements. He drafted a model cooperative research and development agreement for material transfer that has been widely accepted by the pharmaceutical industry. Jay has extensive experience with all legal mechanisms for formalizing relationships between federal and non-federal entities, such as grants, cooperative agreements, educational partnerships, cooperative research and development agreements, patent licenses and the various forms of contracts.
Jay has been a speaker at The Judge Advocate General's School for the Army, the annual meeting of the national and international Biotechnology Industry Organization, various federal acquisition conference, and numerous workshops on technology transfer sponsored by U.S. Government agencies, the American Bar Association, universities and local associations. He is a former chairperson for the Legal Committee of the Federal Laboratory Consortium.
Jay graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature and received his Juris Doctor from the Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota. He served on active duty as a Captain in the United States Army in the Judge Advocate General's Corps and received the Meritorious Service Medal.
Robert L. Charles is an attorney at the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA), U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, at Fort Detrick, Maryland, where he is primarily responsible for issues involving Technology Transfer, Assistance Agreements, and Patent Licensing. He currently serves on the Executive Board and as Chairperson for the Legal Issues Committee of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer.
Bob came to the OSJA after an active duty career as a judge advocate with the U.S. Army. Most of his tours were served at Army Medical Department assignments. He was the initial editor and contributed numerous articles over the years to the Army's Medical-Legal Deskbook.
Bob earned his undergraduate degree from the U.C. Berkeley (Economics), and then attended law school at the University of Utah. While in the military, he graduated from the Army JAG resident basic and advanced courses. Bob was also selected by the Army for advanced civilian schooling and earned a Masters in Public Health from the Program in Health and Law for Lawyers, at Harvard University. Bob is a member of the Utah and Texas State Bars.
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Federal Publications Seminars is part of West Professional Development, which is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org
This Program is eligible for: 13.0 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: Basic
Program Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None
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Defense Acquisition Workforce members must acquire 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLP) every two years from the date of entry into the acquisition workforce for as long as the member remains in an acquisition position per DoD Instruction 5000.66. We will provide you with documentation of points awarded for completing the event.
This Program is eligible for: 11.0 (CLP) hours of credit
CLE: CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
States have widely varying regulations regarding MCLE credit. LegalEdcenter is an approved provider in AL, AK, AR, CA, GA, IL, ME, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WV. Credit may be applied for in other jurisdictions on request and in accordance with state MCLE rules.
** Please note that because some states are changing their policy on CLE reporting, you will need to fill out the request for credit from Federal Publications Seminars within 10 business days, or we may not be able to issue credits for the program.
This Program is eligible for:
11.0 (60 minutes), 13.0 (50 minutes)
Basic or fundamental subject matter is covered. Courses are geared to general knowledge or can be taken as a refresher.
Specific topics or issues within a topic area are covered. Students should be familiar with terms of art and general concepts concerning the course topic.
Workshops and class discussions cover specific subject matter in-depth, and participation is strongly encouraged. Attendees should have at least 2-3 years' experience in the area of study.
Courses build upon students' knowledge and experience, and cover complex issues within the subject matter. Should have 4-5 years' mastery of subject for in-depth analysis.
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