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Indirect Costs for Federal Grants: What You Need to Know

Presented by Stacia Le Blanc
Recorded On: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Duration: 90 minutes
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With so many different types of costs, such as salaries and wages, travel, board expenses, supplies and materials, occupancy expenses, communications, professional services and depreciation, it’s understandable why so many grants professionals are perplexed by indirect costs.

If your executive director travels to a regional office for a quarterly organizational update meeting, is that an indirect or direct cost?

What about when a board member travels to/from your board meetings?

Is the salary of your office manager an indirect or direct cost?

What about the salary of your executive director?

Learn the distinctions between indirect and direct costs, applicable federal policies affecting indirect costs and how to prepare an indirect cost proposal in this 90-minute webinar featuring attorney and grants law specialist Stacia Le Blanc. Ms. Le Blanc will provide regulatory insight and best practices to help you navigate the challenging area of indirect costs.  Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions during the live Q&A portion of the webinar.

You’ll Learn:

  • Overview of direct and indirect costs and key differences
  • Current federal policies affecting indirect costs
  • Tips for understanding the applicable policies and putting them into action
  • Best practices for working with the federal government on indirect cost rates
  • Common indirect cost mistakes you’ll want to avoid

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone involved with indirect costs for federal grants
  • Grants Officers
  • Program Managers
  • Financial Managers
  • Accountants
  • Grantwriters
Stacia Le Blanc Stacia  Le Blanc
Stacia Davis Le Blanc’s law practice specializes in the areas of Federal grants, cooperative agreements, grants compliance training, debarments, federal audit defense, and administrative law. She established My Grant Lawyer, PLLC in June 2011. She was a former partner in the Federal Grants Group practice of a D.C. law firm and has 20 years’ experience in the Federal government, serving as the Chief of the Federal Assistance Law Division in the U.S. Department of Commerce. She represents all types of federal grantee entities before a variety of grantor agencies and assists her clients with grant compliance. She provides training by webinar, speaks at a variety of grantee conferences, and provides onsite training for grantee organizations. Ms. Le Blanc is currently the President of the National Grants Management Association and participated in the development of the Certified Grant Management Specialist™ credential and the Grants Management Body of Knowledge™. She is one of the trainers for the association which offers a variety of in-person trainings in Washington, DC and around the country. She is a former Chair of the Federal Bar Association Public Contract Section and former Chair of its Federal Grants Committee.