Member Webinars

This webinar series showcases grants management issues, government affairs information, and interviews with experts in policy and practice. Each webinar in the series is free to NCJA members and employees of NCJA member organizations. Non-members may participate for a fee.

Procurement with Federal Grants: Understanding and Applying the Rules for Success

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For most grantors and grantees, procurement can be the single most time-consuming administrative task in the lifecycle of grants management. And most grantee agencies rely on a procurement office to know, understand and apply the rules and regulations. However, to be successful administrators, we all need to know the federal guidelines and compliance requirements for procuring goods and services with grant money and how to train our subgrantee agencies on these same rules and regulations. During this webinar, we discussed the requirements for federal grant procurement, contracting, vendor selection, internal controls and conflicts of interest, as well as some changes to these areas in the new Omni Circular 2 CFR Part 200 which took effect on December 26, 2014.

Speaker: Lisa Nine Accordini is a former NCJA Senior Staff Association. She provided training and technical assistance to grantees, subgrantees and stakeholders of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FEMA. Ms. Accordini obtained her national credential as a certified Grants Management Specialist from the National Grants Management Association in 2012.

Inside the Beltway: A Look at the State of Criminal Justice Funding and Legislation in DC

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How will the FY15 appropriations process impact your funding? What does current legislation mean for your program? In the world of federal appropriations and legislation you need to know how policy changes and funding impact you and your work. NCJA Director of Government Affairs Elizabeth Pyke, discusses the status of current legislation, the federal budget process and appropriations issues. This webinar includes an overview of the FY15 appropriations bills, a roundup of current criminal justice related legislation, a preview of what the mid-term elections could mean for the future, and tips for working with staff for your congressional delegation.

Speaker: Elizabeth Pyke, NCJA Director of Government Affairs.

A Conversation with Laurie Robinson and Alfred Blumstein

 

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This webinar features an interactive conversation with two criminal justice luminaries: Laurie Robinson, former Assistant Attorney General, and Alfred Blumstein, J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research and Former Dean of the Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University and chair of the Office of Justice Programs Science Advisory Board. Robinson and Blumstein offered their thoughts and answer questions on a wide array of hot button topics, including: smarter use of prison space; moving toward policies that are evidence-based; how to best deal with the mentally ill in the criminal justice system; attaining greater success in reentry; and what’s next for crime and the justice system. Participant questions are highly encouraged.

Moderator: Jim Burch, Assistant Director for Public and Governmental Affairs at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Office of Justice Programs.

Grants Management: Getting to Know the New Omni Circular 2 CFR Part 200

 

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In December 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published new guidelines that significantly reform and strengthen Federal grant-making to improve outcomes for the American people while reducing bureaucratic red-tape. The new guidance effected all new grants awarded after December 26, 2014. The final guidance supersedes and streamlines requirements from OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122; Circulars A-89, A-102, and A-133; and the guidance in Circular A-50 on Single Audit Act follow-up. It is located in Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations, also referred to as the Omni Circular. This webinar highlights the most significant changes in the Omni Circular for the Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audits.

Speaker: Lisa Nine Accordini is a former NCJA Senior Staff Association. She provided training and technical assistance to grantees, subgrantees and stakeholders of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FEMA. Ms. Accordini obtained her national credential as a certified Grants Management Specialist from the National Grants Management Association in 2012.

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