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SILC-NET Presents… A National Teleconference & Webinar: Uniform Guidance for SILCs

SILC-NET Presents… A National Teleconference & Webinar:

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

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

IL-NET Logo - CIL-NET + SILC-NETThe Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released new rules regarding the expenditure of federal funds. These new rules apply to all SILCs – nonprofit and government entities alike. These new rules, commonly referred to as Uniform Guidance, combine and update the old OMB circulars (110, 122, and 133) for nonprofits, along with guidance for other federal grantees.

Understanding the new Uniform Guidance is critical to spending federal funds appropriately. Continuing to operate and spend under the previous guidelines could cause real problems. Sign up today to make sure you have the latest information.

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: SILC Chairs, Executive Directors, staff, and Council members

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will have knowledge and resources that will enable them to:

  • Describe OMB’s new Uniform Guidance and how it relates to SILCs;
  • Identify which aspects of the new Uniform Guidance have changed and how to address the new requirements at their SILC;
  • Understand key prohibitions in Uniform Guidance to ensure federal expenditures are reasonable, necessary, allowable, and allocable; and
  • Identify resources for further information to implement necessary changes to comply with Uniform Guidance.

Meet Your Presenter

Paula McElwee is the Technical Assistance Coordinator for the IL-NET and SILC Training and Technical Assistance projects at Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU). In addition to providing individualized technical assistance, Paula moderates training calls monthly for new CIL Executive Directors and Program Managers and for SILCs. Her blog is a repository of technical assistance questions and answers from CILs and SILCs. Paula was the first Director of Link, Inc. in Kansas (one of the first states funded through the Rehabilitation Act) beginning in 1979. She worked in the disability field in Kansas for 25 years, and was appointed by two governors to serve three terms on the Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas before moving to California in 2000. 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 provided training, facilitation and consultation with state associations, SILCs, and numerous centers throughout the country.

Presented by 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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