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Ensuring Allowable Costs Under the OMB Circulars

Presented by Brette Kaplan
Recorded On: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Duration: 90 minutes
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In a time of increased accountability, federal agencies must be increasingly more careful to ensure all costs are allowable. Not only must costs be allowable under the grant or program, but also all costs must be allowable under an entity's applicable OMB circular. 

Are you certain your costs are allocable, reasonable and necessary?

Discover how to make this important determination in our 90-minute webinar featuring Brette Kaplan of Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC. You'll learn the basic cost requirements under OMB Circulars A-87 applicable to state and local governments, A-21 applicable to institutions of higher education and A-122 applicable to nonprofit organizations. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions during the live Q&A portion of the webinar.  

You'll learn:

  • The cost requirements of OMB Circulars A-87, A-21 and A-122
  • Best practices for navigating the applicable circulars
  • Examples of "Selected Items of Cost"
  • Cost principles you need to know

Who Should Attend:

  • Grant administrators
  • Grant program managers
  • Accounting and finance staff
  • Internal auditors
  • Independent auditors
Brette Kaplan Brette  Kaplan
Brette Kaplan joined Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC in April 2008. Ms. Kaplan assists her clients with federal grants management and various federal education programs, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, and the Higher Education Act.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kaplan worked as an associate at a civil litigation firm in Miami, Florida. During law school, Ms. Kaplan was a Certified Legal Intern for the University of Miami’s Children and Youth Law Clinic. As a CLI, Ms. Kaplan primarily represented children in the foster care system in education, health care, disability, independent living and other general civil litigation matters. Additionally, Ms. Kaplan was a member of the Honor Council.

Ms. Kaplan graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies in April 2003 and received her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in May 2006. Ms. Kaplan is a member of the bars of Florida and the District of Columbia.