Training & Technical Assistance Initiative for Tribes, U.S. Territories and Insular Areas
National PETE is no longer be able to offer the Tribal, U.S. Territories and Insular Areas Administrative and Financial Guidance for U.S. EPA Assistance Agreements EPA Grants Management training. The program ended December 23, 2013. EPA is going to continue to offer the training materials through their site http://www.epa.gov/ogd/training/recip_train.htm under "Grants Management for Tribal Organizations." The materials will be available on the EPA website starting in January 2014. This website will also remain active during early 2014, however it will not be updated.
Administrative and Financial Systems & DBE Rule
Supported by: EPA OGD & OSBP
The National Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE) has entered into a multi-year contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop a nationwide Tribal training program for the Office of Grants and Debarment (OGD) and the Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP). This cutting-edge program involves a multifaceted approach to provide Tribes, U.S. Territories and Insular Areas with training in the proper management of EPA funds through assistance awards, and OSBP’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Rule (DBE) rule.
National PETE provides instruction and technical assistance nationally through interactive training available through workshops, webinars, and an asynchronous web course. National PETE has designated United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) as a satellite Tribal College Training Center for Grants Management and the DBE Rule Implementation for Tribal Government personnel and potential DBE contractors. UTTC provides face-to-face training sessions within EPA Region 8 as well as webinar training nationally. National PETE serves as a training entity working to disseminate the training in U.S. Territories and Insular Areas, and in EPA Regions 1-7, 9 and 10.
The Tribal, U.S. Territories and Insular Areas Administrative and Financial Guidance for U.S. EPA Assistance Agreements training consists of 10 Modules:
Module 1: HOW IT ALL STARTS: THE GRANT MANAGEMENT PROCESS
Module 2: ASSISTANCE AGREEMENTS
Module 3: FEDERAL FUNDING ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY ACT (FFATA)
Module 4: GRANTS MANAGEMENT TRAINING
Module 5: ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEM COMPONENTS
Module 6: FINANCIAL SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Module 7: ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Module 8: SOURCE DOCUMENTATION FOR PROCUREMENTS AND PURCHASING
Module 9: DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (DBEs)
Module 10: ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT MONITORING AND CLOSEOUT
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