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SILC T&TA Center Presents… A National Webinar: Administrative Requirements and Cost Principles for SILCs as Sub-Grantees

August 13, 2020; 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern

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The SILC T&TA Center is offering a new webinar on administrative requirements and cost principles for Statewide Independent Living Councils. Led by John Heveron, a certified CPA with over 40 years working with non-profits, including CILs, and Paula McElwee, ILRU’s Technical Assistance Coordinator, this webinar will cover internal controls, allowable and unallowable costs, DSE monitoring and audits, documentation, tips to simplify your accounting system, and more.

This information-packed webinar will share the essential elements your SILC needs to meet the administrative requirements and cost principles as sub-recipients of federal funds. Sign-up today!

Registration Fee: This event is free-of-charge.

Target Audience: Executive directors, staff, and council members of Statewide Independent Living Councils.

What you will learn:

  • How to have good internal controls that will protect your assets and your reputation.
  • How you can monitor to be sure that your controls are appropriate and working.
  • How the DSE may audit the finances of the SILC as a sub recipient and how to be prepared for those audits.

Your Presenters

John Heveron is a Principal of 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 National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Independent Living 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. She also hosts quarterly calls for CIL financial managers and the staff of Designated State Entities (DSEs). Paula was the first Director of Link, Inc. in Kansas (one of the first IL programs 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 is chair of 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.

The IL-NET National Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Center for Independent Living is operated by ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization). The IL-NET T&TA Center provides training and technical assistance to centers for independent living and statewide independent living councils. ILRU arranges some training activities through the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), peer-to-peer mentoring and youth program support through the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL), and online courses and document development through Utah State University Center for Persons with Disabilities.

The IL-NET is supported by grant numbers 90ILTA0001 and 90ISTA0001 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.


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