Federal Reporting: What Happened to the DATA Act?

September 26, 2018 at 1:00 pm EST

By: Steven Spillan, Esq.

Course Description: During the final years of the Bush Administration, and throughout the 8 years under the Obama White House, federal reporting requirements became the utmost importance.  Between the Sec. 1512 reporting under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Federal Founding Accountability & Transparency Act, and the performance reporting requirements under the Uniform Grant Guidance, grantees and subrecipients have been inundated with data and reporting concerns for the better part of the last decade.  Congress expanded this process with passage of the DATA Act, which called on federal agencies to create expanded, uniform reporting for federal grant funds.  Up to now, the focus has been on federal reporting by the agencies themselves, but the legislation called for expansion out to those expending federal funds under various programs.  Over the course of the next two years, non-federal entities are likely to find themselves with new reporting requirements on all funds spent under a federal program.  This webinar will discuss the requirements of the DATA Act, the actions the federal agencies have taken over the last few year, and what grantees should expect in the coming year.


  • $235.00 for Live Webinar
  • $235.00 for Online Recording (available via internet, no CPE credits awarded)
  • $340.00 for both Live Webinar and Online Recording

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CPE Credits: 1.5 

Who Will Benefit: This webinar is of value to all federal granting agencies, federal grant recipients, and everyone who works with federal grants, including:

  • Grant and program administrators
  • Grant program staff
  • State, district and school personnel
  • Program monitors
  • Auditors

By the end of the webinar, attendees will:

  • Learn what Congress required under the DATA Act
  • Get information on the pilot programs and studies completed by OMB and other federal agencies under the DATA Act
  • Review current data standards used by the federal government
  • Find out when agencies are supported to expand these standards out to all grantees
  • Discuss what grantees should expect under these new standards

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be submitted in writing to webinars@bruman.com at least 48 hours prior to any webinar to receive a full refund.

CPE Information

Duration: 75 minutes of presentation then time for questions (no longer than 90 minutes total).

Prerequisites: None

CPE Credits: 1.5 CPE Credits awarded upon completion of the audio conference (as verified through attendee participation checks throughout the webinar) and post-conference survey.

The CPE credit(s) may be accepted as continuing legal education credits or other applicable credits in your state; however, attendees are responsible for their own credit approval and for meeting any state requirements.  Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC makes no guarantee or assurance that the CPE credits received will apply to any other program or state requirements.

Where: Your office or conference room, per internet connection

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge – Technical

Program Knowledge Level: Overview

Advanced Preparation: None

Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education (CPE) on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.