2015 GMD Workshop Agenda


Session Descriptions


Good morning and welcome back! NOAA’s Grants Management Division’s staff is ready to help you sign in for another exciting day of bringing you Into The Current.


Recap of Day One with Q & A - Day Two Introduction and Overview

We’ve read your surveys from Day One and our talented panel of specialists, officers and branch chiefs are ready to clarify any inquiry. Additionally, we’ll show you the exciting and informative sessions planned for Day Two.

Department of Commerce Standard Terms and Conditions, Policy   

Along with the new Omni Circular 2 CFR Part 200 the Department of Commerce updated their Standard Terms and Conditions package to meet the new Omni Circular requirements. Branch Chief Debbie Chen and Policy Specialist Lamar Revis will discuss the changes that DOC has implemented to comply with new OMB regulations.

Department of Commerce, Ethics   

Join Senior Counsel for Ethics for the Department of Commerce, Arthur Warren, as he provides an overview of government ethics rules for both grants administrators and grantees.

ASAP Drawdown - Treasury
Presentations 1: Controls and Presentations 2:Enrollment
(Located in the Main Plenary Room)  

The Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP), is a secure, web-based all electronic payment system designed for Federal Agencies and their recipients. Join our ASAP Specialists as they demonstrate how this system saves money and improves Financial Management. They will demonstrate how ASAP reduces the cost and liability of having funds held outside of the Treasury.

Risk Assessment - Do Not Pay & System Award Management (SAM)  
(Located in the Breakout Room)  

Do you know if you owe the Federal Government money? We do. Join Grants Management Division’s Policy Specialist Lamar Revis as he provides insight into the new Department of Treasury’s Do Not Pay system in regards to Executive Order 13520 - Reducing Improper Payments and Eliminating Waste in Federal Programs

Department of Commerce, Office of the Inspector General - AUDITS   

Come hear National Marine Fisheries Service S-K Program Manager Daniel Namur explain the big picture of a NOAA grant award.  Learn what requirements are needed for your grant applications. Find out how your applications are reviewed, selected and processed by the NOAA staff.


Grants Management Division TRIVIA    

This fun and interactive session will test your knowledge and comprehension of everything grant related. Raise your hand and see if you have what it takes to win Grants Trivia!

Question and Answer Session  

Remember day three of this workshop is reserved for program officers only. Let’s collectively utilize this last session to ask the questions that benefit everyone from program officers to current and potential grantees. Our knowledgeable staff is here to field the toughest inquiries you have.

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