COVID-19 has resulted in additional funding for Health Centers. As frequently happens with new federal funding, the compliance environment evolves with the latest frequently asked question (FAQ) updates, new reporting guidelines, and documentation standards. While the environment is changing, that does not mean Health Centers can wait passively for a perfect future date to begin taking compliance seriously. In this session, we will provide an update on the current grant management environment. We will share what we know, what we do not know and provide insight into how the compliance environment is evolving. We can be certain that things will continue to change, but this session will provide confirmation for some, ideas for many, and motivation for others. Compliance is a required part of this funding, and ignorance is not an excuse that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) accepts. We are entering the phase of accountability for this funding, and we want you to be prepared.
Update attendees on key COVID-19 related funding streams compliance requirements
Address high risk compliance elements associated with the additional COVID-19 funding.
Provide a summary on the updates to the Uniform Grant Guidance regulations that serve as the basis for Federal grants management best practices and recommendations for improving the COVID-19 funding compliance for your Health Center.