June 27, 2024: Federal Grants and Compliance Management

This presentation will serve as an overview of federal grants financial and compliance management. We’ll delve into the essential components of compliance, including the Uniform Guidance, the Single Audit process, and the intricacies of allowable costs. We’ll also explore the nuances of direct and indirect administrative costs, the significance of prior approval, sub recipient determination and monitoring processes, procurement, and other crucial aspects to ensure successful grant management.

With 15 years of experience in federal grants management, Melanie brings a deep understanding of the entire grant lifecycle. Her experience spans renowned hospitals such as Boston Children’s, Boston Medical Center, and Dana Farber, institutes of higher education such as Harvard School of Public Health, consulting firms, and nonprofits, where she has honed her skills in grant writing, program implementation, and post-award management. She currently works as the Grants Operations Manager at Mass Audubon, where she has developed systems and processes to streamline post-award grant management, ensuring compliance and maximizing impact. This diverse background equips her with unique insights into the complexities of federal grants management.