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Everything You Need to Know: FEMA Grants, Preventing Inspector General Findings & Disallowance

April 20, 2020
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Grace Fuentes
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On March 13, 2020 the President declared the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic a National Emergency. This declaration makes available an array of Federal disaster grant funding to help defray the costs associated with the ongoing response to COVID-19. 

The strain on your organization in dealing with a public health crisis of this magnitude is compounded by unexpected expenses. This webinar will tell you not only what Federal funding opportunities are available to your organization to recover from this event, but how to ensure these dollars stay with your organization through an Inspector General audit—because it’s not about the dollars received on the front end, but what is maintained at the back end.

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  • Identify the types of Federal disaster grants that are available and their eligibility requirements, with an emphasis on COVID-19 grants.
  • Understand the application process for Federal disaster grants available to housing authorities.
  • Recognize common pitfalls that result in audit findings and how to reduce these risks.
Andrea Wilson, Partner | Community and Organizational Resilience Advisory
Andrea Wilson leads BDO’s tax exempt practice and advises clients on a wide range of issues including compliance matters, cost allowability and recovery issues, cost accounting, procurement, and internal control and operational assessments. Andrea has assisted organizations respond to changing regulatory requirements and governmental audit inquiries and suspension and debarment proceedings. Her extensive experience includes a wide range of USG funding agencies and private foundations.

Having significant forensic accounting and internal controls evaluation experience, she has led numerous investigations involving matters related to employee misconduct, embezzlement, misappropriation of funds, bribery, self-dealing, kickbacks, Ponzi schemes, fraudulent financial reporting, and whistleblower complaints. Andrea has conducted fraud risk assessments and implemented policies and procedures to address fraud risks.

Andrea has presented at numerous conferences on such topics as regulatory compliance, internal controls, cost allowability, fraud prevention, risk assessments, and corporate governance. She is an accomplished finance and operations advisor with more than 18 years of experience providing leadership and improving compliance, financial, procurement, operations, human resource, budgeting and management systems. Her experience is achieving superior performance by designing and implementing operational systems and internal controls to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, accuracy and compliance.

Natalie Enclade, Director | Community and Organizational Resilience Advisory
Natalie Enclade leads BDO’s Community and Organizational Resilience Advisory Services, where she advises States, Local, Territories, Tribes, and Community Based Organizations how to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions so they continue to provide critical services.
Natalie joins BDO from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) where she was appointed the Director of Individual and Community Preparedness. As Director, she oversaw programs that partner at all levels of government, the private sector, and community organizations to increase individual and community preparedness to encourage the development of disaster resilience across the Nation. Natalie has an established career in the field of public administration as a Chief Policy Advisor and Senior Program Analyst for the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, where she provided strict oversight, audit services, and program evaluation of all aspects of FEMA’s public assistance, preparedness, and training grants programs.