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How to Prepare an Indirect Cost Rate Proposal

IL-NET Logo - CIL-NET + SILC-NETCIL-NET Presents… A National Teleconference

February 3, 2016; 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern

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

As you know, the US Department of Health & Human Services sent notification to all Centers for Independent Living receiving federal funds that they would need to submit an indirect cost rate proposal instead of the cost allocation plans required by the US Department of Education. Hopefully you participated in our introductory call on indirect cost rates in October. Join us in February for a hands-on teleconference to help you prepare your indirect cost rate proposal for HHS.

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?

  • Any organization that has more than one cost objective (a cost objective is a service or set of services for a single population).
  • Fund development is considered to be a separate cost objective, and because CILs are expected to do fund development, all CILs should have at least two cost objectives.
  • Participants should have a general familiarity with cost allocation plans, and / or indirect cost rate proposals, or have participated in the webinar on Preparing for Your Indirect Cost Rate Proposal, or have reviewed the outline from that webinar.

Who to Bring

  • A member of your management team and your inside or outside accountant.

What to Bring

  • Your most recent year-end financial statements and Form 990

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this teleconference, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the most efficient and effective way to submit an indirect cost proposal and to submit required follow-up information.
  • Prepare and submit an initial indirect cost rate proposal.

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.

Presented by CIL-NET and SILC-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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