Subrecipients and Vendors: Ensure Proper Classification

Presented by Bonnie Little
Recorded On: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Duration: 90 minutes
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An incorrect classification of a subrecipient or vendor could lead to improper program implementation, as well as monitoring and audit findings.  Therefore, it is critically important to understand not only the distinction between subrecipients and vendors, but also the legal requirements involved in each relationship.

In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn the differences between these entities and how to make this important determination. Attorney Bonnie Little of Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC will discuss the differences and best practices for subgrants and contracts. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions during the live Q&A portion of the webinar.  

You’ll Learn:

  • Differences between a subrecipient and a vendor
  • When you can subgrant
  • When you can contract
  • Best practices for awarding subgrants and contracts
  • How to monitor subgrants and contracts

Who Should Attend:

  • Grant administrators
  • Grant program staff
  • Accounting and finance staff
  • Internal auditors
  • Independent auditors
Bonnie Little Bonnie Little
Bonnie J. Little joined Brustein & Manasevit in 2009. Ms. Little actively represents grantees and subgrantees in the resolution of adverse audit and program review determinations, as well as local charter schools in Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) due process litigation. Ms. Little also works closely with clients on issues pertaining to “high risk” grantee and subgrantee designations.

Ms. Little regularly assists her clients with the requirements of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circulars and other administrative regulations, such as the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). Ms. Little also works with clients on the requirements of IDEA, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and Title IV of the Higher Education Act.

Ms. Little graduated summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky with Bachelor’s Degrees in Finance and Public Relations in 2004 and graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Little worked as an associate at a corporate firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ms. Little is a member of the District of Columbia bar and the North Carolina bar.