January 30, 2014

COFAR Posts Training Webcast on Federal Grants Reform Uniform Guidance

On January 27, 2014, the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR), held a training webcast on the major updates to the Office of Management and Budget’s recently reformed guidance on Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 C.F.R. 200). COFAR is now providing recordings of the webcasts.

The Uniform Guidance will be implemented one year from publication on December 26, 2014. OMB and COFAR will continue to engage federal and non-federal stakeholders over the next year to facilitate a smooth implementation process.

Participants in the webcast included:
  • Norman Dong, Interim Controller Office of Management and Budget
  • Kathy Bialas, Assistant General Counsel, from the Department of Housing and Urban Development 
  • Jean Feldman, Head Policy Officer, Division of Institution & Award Support, National Science Foundation
  • Stephen Daniels, Director of the Division of Policy, Review and Resolution, Department of Labor 
  • Terry Ramsey, Senior Technical Advisor, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Laura Watson, Associate Deputy Administrator, Department of Labor
Uniform Guidance 1/27/2014 Training Webcast:
Training Webcast Presentation Slides:

February 12, 2014 Update: COFAR Releases Frequently Asked Questions
January 2, 2014 Research Advocate: OMB Publishes Federal Grants Reform Guidance
December 19, 2013 Research Advocate: OMB to Issue “Super Circular” Grant Reform Guidance