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Funding Admin and Overhead Costs in Government Grants and Contracts - Making the Uniform Guidance Work for Your Nonprofit


Learn how your organization can get the maximum benefit from the Uniform Guidance, OMB’s new rules for federal agencies and state and local government pass-throughs that fund nonprofits including sexual assault programs. The new rules define four possible methods for nonprofits to get paid for their essential administrative and overhead costs. This webinar is designed to help each participant evaluate which method will work best for their organization.  The session will include step-by-step guidance for making the changes needed in your systems and contracts to get the maximum benefit from the new rules.

Topics will include:

  • Your current approach to charging administrative, overhead, shared, or indirect costs to governmental awards and contracts
  • New opportunity to use the 10 % de minimis rate to recover “indirect” costs
  • Pros and cons of negotiating a federal indirect cost rate
  • Using cost allocation (direct charging) rather than an indirect rate
  • How to choose the best method for your organization and implement your choice


Kay Sohl

Kay Sohl has provided financial management training and consultation for over 6,000 nonprofits throughout the country. Kay draws upon her experience as an executive director, consultant, auditor, and Board member to create trainings designed to help nonprofit leaders communicate across barriers of accounting jargon and financial anxiety. Kay has worked extensively with sexual assault and domestic violence programs and is committed to helping community based nonprofit organizations understand and benefit from the recent changes in federal financial management requirements in the Uniform Guidance.

Recording and Materials

(Note: there is audible background noise in recordings until 12 minutes.)

Reviewed: July 28th, 2016