Federal agencies are demanding greater accountability from grant recipients on how they spend and manage federal funding. The Uniform Guidance (also known as 2 CFR Part 200) includes even more ways to hold organizations and individuals responsible for when good grants go bad than ever before. This series will show grant writers and grant managers real-lifeexamples of cost dlsallowance and penalties for non-compliance with federal grants. Lucy will analyze key process deficiencies that led to audit findings and demonstrate practical strategies for creating a roadmap to successful grant management at your governmental entity or organization. Benefits include access to additional funding, strengthened program oversight, and better grant outcomes. In Part I of this series, Lucy will give an overview of best practices for writing and implementing policies and procedures. Using examples from audit findings and Office of Inspector General (OIG) reports she will illustrate how missing or weak processes can lead to waste, fraud, and abuse of funding. Participants will learn key concepts for developing and implementing policies and procedures. Grant writers and managers will gain key insights into describing and implementing effective policies and procedures.