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Federal Funding Blueprint: Finding and Managing Federal Grants in a Changing Environment

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


If your organization is planning to apply for one of the tens of thousands of major grants the federal government will award in the coming year, you need to know about the many changes that have already been or may be made in the coming year. Join us for an engaging webinar where we will discuss recent changes to SAM.gov and Grants.gov, best practices in grants management, and potential legislative changes to single audits, indirect rates and more.

Who Should Attend: Charitable organizations new to the world of federal grants, those looking for best practices in federal awards management, and current grantees interested in federal grant reforms.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Illustrate how to search and apply for sources of federal awards through the Grants.gov website.
  2. Summarize the Uniform Guidance that governs federal grants policies.
  3. Identify common grants management procedures and pitfalls to avoid.
  4. Share proposed legislative changes to federal grants management.
Derick Dreher
Government Funding Department Leader, Your Part-Time Controller, LLC

Derick Dreher was recruited to YPTC in 2022 to lead its Government Funding Department. Prior to joining YPTC, Derick served as the Director of the Rosenbach Museum & Library for over twenty years, and as the Vice President of Special Collections at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Trained as an art historian, Derick now deploys his research and writing skills in the service of helping nonprofits find and apply for institutional funding. Derick has also given back to the nonprofit community through board service for the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries, the Atlanta-based library technology consortium Lyrasis, and the Independence Foundation, among others. Derick has given numerous talks on topics ranging from collections stewardship to literature to governance. He resides in Philadelphia with his wife and son.

Hatsy Cutshall, CPA
New England Market Leader, Your Part-Time Controller, LLC

Harriet (Hatsy) S. Cutshall, CPA, joined YPTC in 2011 and is the New England Market Leader. Prior to leading that market, Hatsy spent two years opening YPTC’s Phoenix office and seven years as a Senior Manager in the Washington, DC market. In addition to being a member of YPTC’s Federal Awards Management Group, she is a frequent trainer and presenter, most recently co-hosting YPTC’s “Staying Afloat” webinars. Hatsy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the College of William and Mary and later a certificate in Accounting from the University of Virginia. Prior to YPTC, Hatsy served as Director of Finance and Administration for the Rural Community Assistance Partnership, and as CFO for the American Society of Appraisers, and for America Abroad Media. She is a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPA’s Nonprofit Accounting and Auditing Committee and served on the Greater Washington Society of CPA’s Nonprofit Symposium planning committee. She is a past presenter for the AICPA Not-for-Profit Industry Conference and the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) Conference.

Denzel Blount
Manager, Your Part-Time Controller, LLC

Denzel Blount is a Manager with Your Part-Time Controller, LLC (YPTC) and a Certified Public Accountant with a depth of knowledge in nonprofit accounting for 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) charitable organizations, and 501(c)(6) associations in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. His experience also includes federal awards management in compliance with OMB A-133 and Uniform Guidance for federal grants. Prior to serving clients at YPTC, Denzel worked with a national public accounting firm, where he performed financial statement audits and federal compliance single audits for health care providers including hospitals and health systems, post-acute care, skilled nursing facilities, 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, and employee benefit plans.