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CIL-NET Presents… A National Teleconference & Webinar: Applying Your Indirect Cost Rate at Centers for Independent Living

March 22, 2017; 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Register online or by using the printable registration form (PDF)

IL-NET Logo - CIL-NET + SILC-NETYour CIL has an approved indirect cost rate from the US Department of Health & Human Services. Great. Now what?

Join us in March to learn how to apply and use your indirect cost rate. Our presenters will walk you through how to prepare drawdowns and vouchers, how to monitor your rate through the year, and how to resolve variations in actual expenses. If implementing the rate has been difficult, or if you initially elected the de minimis 10% rate and that now seems inadequate, this call is perfect for you.

Sign-up today and read below to see who and what you’ll want to bring to the call to make sure you’re prepared to get the most out of the presentation.

Registration Fee: $75.00. Fee is per site (connection) and does not apply per participant. Registrants are encouraged to gather as many individuals as desired to participate by telephone. 

Target Audience

  • CIL and SILC executive directors, financial and program managers, and other staff involved in accounting and management of CILs receiving federal awards.

Who should attend?

If your center has an Indirect Cost Rate or plans to have one in the future, this is for you. Participants should have a general familiarity with indirect cost rate proposals, or have participated in the webinar on Preparing for Your Indirect Cost Rate Proposal, or have reviewed the archived copy of that webinar.

Who to Bring: A member of your management team and your accountant.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will know:

  • How to prepare drawdowns and vouchers using your indirect cost rate.
  • What documentation you should have for drawdowns and vouchers.
  • How to determine whether you are on target with your indirect cost rate and what to do if you are not.
  • What will happen if your provisional indirect rate is too low or too high.
  • How to simplify annual indirect cost rate reporting.
  • If you elected the 10% de minimis rate, how will that affect you.

Meet Your Presenters

John Heveron is a Principal with Heveron & Company CPAs. He has been serving non-profit organizations, including centers for independent living, small businesses and individuals since 1969 with design of financial reporting systems, entity planning, planning and reviewing audits, compliance audits and other audit services and assistance with indirect cost rates, as well as assisting with strategic planning. John keeps his technical skills sharp through writing and teaching. He has authored a CPA conference manual on Mastering the Nonprofit Environment – Accounting, Auditing and Taxation – for 19 years. He also authors Nonprofit GPS, a quarterly newsletter with current information for nonprofits. John also presents seminars on non-profit issues for Independent Living Research Utilization, the National Council on Independent Living, the Foundation for Accounting Education, United Way of Greater Rochester, and many others.

Paula McElwee is the Technical Assistance Coordinator for the IL-NET project at ILRU. She previously served on the board of Resources for Independence of the Central Valley and served as interim executive director for four CILs in California, assisting the boards to transition to their next executive director. Paula has consulted with the California state association, California Foundation for Centers for Independent Living, and numerous centers throughout the state of California and the nation.

Presented by CIL-NET: A program of the IL-NET national training and technical assistance project for Centers for Independent Living (CIL-NET) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILC-NET). The IL-NET is operated by ILRU, Independent Living Research Utilization, in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL).

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