by John Heveron It has been well publicized that accounting for leases is changing dramatically, but most of us are just getting our first hands-on experience with this change. The new rules are being implemented for calendar year 2022 and
Have you submitted your letter of assurance for the Public Health Workforce funding? Due February 25 (updated)!
In November, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that ACL would receive $150 million to expand the public health workforce within underserved communities including the aging and disability networks. Funding will be awarded to 11 grantee networks, including Centers for Independent Living
Lobbying: What can SILCs and CILs do?
The first rule is that you cannot ever endorse a candidate. (This has to do with IRS rules around non-profit status, if you have that, and rules against state entities endorsing candidates if you are not a non-profit.) The second
Can I use grant funding to establish incentive programs? New FAQ released.
Recently our key funder, ACL, released information on using grant funds to purchase incentive items as part of the program of a center. While this FAQ answers the pressing question of incentives related to CDC and ACL funds and COVID-19,
2 CFR 200.216 Prohibition on certain telecommunications and video surveillance services or equipment.
Recently the regulations around how you as a grantee or subgrantee spend money have changed. Here is a new section for your consideration. You are prohibited from using federal dollars to procure or obtain certain equipment manufactured in or sold
Are you ready for the increased costs of a financial compliance audit?
John Heveron gave you some tips a few weeks ago on preparing for your financial audit. Just a reminder — if you spent $750,000 or more in federal funds last fiscal year, or will this fiscal year, you are required
There are very specific rules (in Health and Human Services Uniform Administrative Requirements in 45 CFR 75) about program income, including the costs of generating income and how that income may be used. First, if your award (or approved budget)
How can CARES Act dollars to CILs be spent?
First a little background. What are the CARES Act Funds? The CIL CARES Act funding went to the federally funded (Part C) centers for direct response to the COVID-19 crisis among people with disabilities in their service area. They have
A follow up question on policies supporting your CARES Act decisions
The questions started as soon as the money did. ACL has published a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions document that covers most of them. If you go to our site it is an alphabetical list of resources under ACL FAQs. Everything
CARES Act funds for Part C centers — Spend wisely
The CARES Act funds for COVID-19 relief became available to Part C centers this past week. I would like to suggest some things to think about before you begin spending. If you plan well, your reporting and documentation will be