Each 2-day seminar begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. Certificates are only given to participants who fully complete the 2-day training.
Who Should Attend
The seminars are designed for persons responsible for the financial administration of formula and/or discretionary grants and cooperative agreements awarded from Federal grant-in-aid programs administered by DOJ and OJP Bureaus and Offices.
Who Can Attend
Seminar attendance is open to those who have not attended a live seminar in the past two calendar years. All registrations are reviewed against this criterion, and individually approved. Notices indicating full approval to attend a seminar are emailed to registrants approximately 2 to 3 weeks after registration.
Seminars will cover the formula/discretionary grants and cooperative agreements awarded by DOJ/OJP program offices. Knowledgeable and experienced OCFO officials will introduce seminar topics, serve as primary seminar presenters, and facilitate seminar discussion. Topics to be covered include:
- Application review process
- Grantee financial reporting requirements
- SF-425 Federal Financial Report (FFR-425)
- SF-1512 Reporting
- Payment methods
- Matching fund requirements
- Indirect cost methods
- Monitoring responsibility
- Grant fraud awareness
- Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA)
- Grant closeout process
Federal regulations and requirements governing the recording and expenditure of program income, procurement, lobbying, compliance with drug-free workplace requirements, supplanting, and audits will also be reviewed.
There is no registration fee for the seminars. Seminar attendees are responsible for all costs associated with their participation in the seminar, including transportation, lodging, and meals.
All the 2013 regional financial management trainings are taking place in one of the DOJ offices in Washington, DC. Seminar participants must be able to provide identification to access each training (government issued ID is recommended). The facility requires participants to submit to a personal inspection prior to accessing the seminar, and personal belongings are inspected and passed through an X-ray machine.
Facility personnel are provided with a list of approved participants in advance of the first day of the seminar. Only pre-approved participants whose names appear on the registration list are permitted to attend the meeting. There is no onsite registration or walk-ins allowed.
Participants are invited to dress casually.
Logistics and Hotel Accommodations
The locations page on this website offers several lodging suggestions that are logistically near the seminar facility. DOJ has not pre-arranged a block of sleeping rooms for attendees; it is the responsibility of each attendee to find lodging. Attendees presenting government identification may be exempt from some of the taxes; check with the hotel when you make your reservation. Attendees traveling on grant funds are required to book lodging at or below the government lodging per diem for Washington, DC.
Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation. As noted on the locations page, the DOJ training location is within easy walking distance of a Washington Metro (subway) station.
Attendance for each seminar is limited, so register early. First-time attendees will be given priority. To ensure the training is available to as many participants as possible, please attend the training no more frequently than once every 2 years. Each person planning to attend the seminar must register.