OMB Uniform Guidance

COFAR: Promising Practices

In July 2016, COFAR teamed with several federal, state and non profit experts to discuss promising practices in implementation in several key areas. We've linked to those videos on this page. To see all the videos go to the COFAR website.

Panel 1: Risk Assessment (14:43) 

Resources:
EDUC Entity Risk Report Example: http://go.usa.gov/x34pk
DHS Vulnerability Risk Assessment: http://go.usa.gov/x34dW
DHS Site Visit Checklists and Guidelines: http://go.usa.gov/x34dd
DHS FAPO Risk Assessment Tool Chart: http://go.usa.gov/x34dF

Panel 2: Contract and Subaward Determination (9:57)

Panel 3: Sub-recipient Monitoring (19:01)

Resources:
AGA Contractor vs. Subrecipient Checklist: http://go.usa.gov/x34mJ

Panel 4: Personnel Services (10:21)

Resources:
REPORT: Labor Effort Reporting under the Federal Demonstration Project’s Pilot Payroll
Certification Program at George Mason University, Report No. 15-1-017 http://go.usa.gov/x3WyJ

REPORT: Labor Effort Reporting under the Federal Demonstration Partnership Pilot
Payroll Certification at Michigan Technological University http://go.usa.gov/x3WMd

Panel 5: Indirect Cost Rates (15:20)

Panel 6: Single Audit and CAROI (13:51)

Resources:
CAROI Playbook: http://go.usa.gov/x34cB
AGA CAROI Guide: http://go.usa.gov/x34cY
AGA Tools: http://www.agacgfm.org/tools

 

Trainers

Panel 1

  • Andrea Brandon, Director, Financial Assistance Policy and Oversight, Department of Homeland Security and COFAR Co-Chair
  • Phil Maestri, Director, Risk Management Service, U.S. Department of Education
  • Moderator: Rhea Hubbard, Policy Analyst, OMB

Panel 2 & 3

  • Merril Oliver, Director, Governor’s Grants Office, State of Maryland
  • Carol A. Kraus CPA, Director, Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit, State of Illinois
  • Kim Moreland, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs, University of Wisconsin – Madison.
  • Moderator: Rhea Hubbard, Policy Analyst, OMB

Panel 4

  • Laura Rainey, Director (Acting), Financial & IT Audits, Office of Inspector General, National Science Foundation
  • Moderator: Gil Tran, Policy Analyst, OMB

Panel 5

  • Beth Bowsky, Policy Specialist, Government-Nonprofit Contracting, National Council of Nonprofits
  • Carol A. Kraus CPA, Director, Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit, State of Illinois
  • Moderator: Gil Tran, Policy Analyst, OMB

Panel 6

  • Rich Rasa, Director, State and Local Advisory and Assistance, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Education
  • Merril Oliver, Director, Governor’s Grants Office, state of Maryland
  • Moderator: Gil Tran, Policy Analyst, OMB

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