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Manage Your Grant Workshops

We host online and in-person workshops to help you manage your grant.

In-Person Workshops Postponed

We postponed all in-person Healthy Grants Workshops until 2021.

Healthy Grants Web Series

HRSA Health Grants Web Series

The Office of Federal Assistance Management (OFAM)'s Healthy Grants Web Series replaced our in-person Healthy Grants Workshops.

The eight-part Adobe Connect series included presentations on our most requested topics.

Past 2020 Web Workshops

September 15, 2020

Webinar Recording & FAQs

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Sessions

Disability Access – How to Meet Your Legal Obligations and Make Your Programs Accessible

  • Is your organization communicating effectively with individuals who have vision, hearing, or speech disabilities?
  • Is your medical equipment accessible to patients with disabilities?
  • Is your facility accessible to individuals with mobility-based disabilities?

For programs and services that receive federal financial assistance, federal civil rights laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. Recipients of HRSA funding must ensure that individuals with disabilities have equal access to all of their programs and activities.

We summarized relevant law, explained your obligations as they relate to disability access, and discussed how you can meet those obligations. We touched on specific topics related to disability access, including physical access, medical access, and effective communication.

Language Access – How to Meet Your Legal Obligations and Make Your Programs Accessible

Federal civil rights laws prohibit discrimination against individuals who are limited English proficient (LEP). Recipients of HRSA funding must take reasonable steps to ensure LEP individuals have meaningful access to all of their programs and activities.

During this workshop, we

  • summarized relevant laws;
  • explained HRSA recipient obligations as they relate to language access; and
  • discussed how you can meet those obligations.

We also

  • reviewed the process of creating a language access plan. This serves as your organization’s roadmap to providing quality language access services.
  • examined common challenges that organizations face when trying to provide language access services and review practical solutions for how to address those challenges.

Cost Effective Accessibility – Practical Strategies to Meet the Needs of Your Service Populations

We focused on strategies designed to provide effective language and disability access to your constituents in a way that makes the best use of your resources.

Following the presentation, we broke intro groups to discuss networking, sharing resources, and highlighting successful practice.

September 1, 2020

Webinar Recording & FAQs

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Sessions

When to Call the HRSA Call Center, Plus an EHB Systems Overview for Grantees

A brief overview of the EHB system. We reviewed recent enhancements, explained functionality and roles, and provided answers to common questions. We featured new self-help tutorials so you can carry your learning back to your organizational site.

Using data.HRSA.gov

The data.HRSA.gov website (previously: HRSA Data Warehouse) provides maps, data, reports, and dashboards to the public about HRSA’s health care programs.

We highlighted resources to help you gather information on HRSA’s grants, loan and scholarship programs, health centers, and other public health programs and services.

Advanced Financial Management Requirements (Financial Management Roundtable)

For a deeper dive into financial management and COVID-19, our panel of experts circled back to some of this year's Healthy Grants Workshop topics. This included tracking funds, utilizing assets, allocation of supplies, salary limitation across grants, and "reasonable" costs.

August 18, 2020

Webinar Recording

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Sessions

Recording and Supporting Grant Expenditures

Understand the requirements of 45 CFR § 75.403. We covered how to record and support grant expenditures. This helps you reduce potential unsupported costs.

Time and Effort Reporting

We provided tools to ensure you comply with time and effort reporting. We debunked the myths on what we require vs. what is a best practice.

What’s New with Objective Review

We highlighted new initiatives and improvements to Objective Review Committees based on grantee feedback. We provided an overview of ‘met requirements’ scoring & how HRSA captures panel discussions. We also explained how to become a reviewer.

August 4, 2020

Webinar Recording & FAQs

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Sessions

Understanding and Submitting Prior Approvals

What you need to know once you receive the Notice of Award (NoA). We focused on common types of prior approval requests and when we require them.

Grant Budgeting

Factors to consider when developing and managing a grant budget. We explored cost principles, NOFO requirements, allowable/unallowable costs, limitations, and the importance of budget justifications. We illustrated common budgeting mishaps and resulting consequences.

July 21, 2020

Webinar Recording & FAQs

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Sessions

Health Center Program COVID-19 Response

The Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) gave an overview of the Health Center Program's COVID-19 Response. They included a review of response milestones and an awards summary.

BPHC also highlighted promising practices in project implementation from health centers.

Evaluating the Financial Health of Your HRSA Grant

We explained the basic requirements of a "financially" healthy grant. This included standards for financial management, Internal Controls, and how to avoid audit findings.

July 7, 2020

Webinar Recording & FAQs

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Session

Changes in Financial Reporting

Reviewed an upcoming change in where you report grant expenditure data. Spoke about the importance of consistent and accurate reporting, including timely submissions of SF-425. Highlighted common SF-425 challenges.

June 30, 2020

Webinar Recording & FAQs

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Sessions

ReInvent Grants Management (RGM)

Part of the ReImagine HHS initiative, RGM focuses on creating a simpler experience for grant recipients by reducing administrative burden and increasing transparency of outcomes.

We gave an update on key RGM activities, including the Notice of Award (NoA). Speakers shared a proof of concept where recipients will have a view of all grants awarded by HRSA and other HHS Operating Divisions.

Understanding the Key Components and Requirements in your Notice of Award

Notice of Award (NoA) overview:

  • Terms and conditions
  • Reporting requirements
  • HRSA staff contacts

We also discussed plans for the future NoA “face-lift” and HRSA-specific information.

Expanding Expanded Authority

Overview of Expanded Authority (EA) provisions for all new and existing grant programs awarded under EA.

Included examples from HRSA’s EA grant programs and explained how these authorities impact recipients’ management responsibilities.

June 9, 2020

Webinar Recording & FAQs

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Sessions

Grants Policy Update

OFAM's Division of Grants Policy summarized:

  • Grants policy updates
  • Legislative mandates
  • Topics that impact HRSA grantees.

HRSA's Office of Regional Operations (ORO): Connecting and Supporting HRSA Grantees and Stakeholders Throughout the Nation

An introduction to HRSA's Office of Regional Operations (ORO):

  • When and how to engage ORO
  • Technical assistance and special initiatives, available through 10 regional offices
  • Response to our partners and stakeholders with a focus on rural health, HIV/AIDS, behavioral health, and tribal affairs
  • Response to COVID-19 in collaboration with other HRSA offices and bureaus

2019 Regional Grants Workshops

2019 Healthy Grants Workshop

 

 

 

Date Last Reviewed:  October 2020


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