R. Brian Tipton, Esq., is a practicing attorney, consultant, and trainer, who works with grant-funded organizations across the United States. Brian is a summa cum laude graduate of the Louisiana State University and the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University. Currently, Brian is Managing Director with The Graham Private Client Law Group in Atlanta, where he heads the firm’s grant-funded, charitable and philanthropic solutions practice. Brian regularly represents educational institutions, Community Action Agencies, Head Start programs, Weatherization providers, and other grant-funded entities in the areas of regulatory compliance, grants law, government audits, funding source disputes, administrative appeals, and litigation. In addition, he consults with organizations on governance, human resources, programmatic, and corporate matters, and develops and presents training programs. Brian is a frequent speaker at local, state, regional, and national conferences.
Head Start and Early Head Start agencies need to keep up-to-date with the latest developments to ensure that they remain in compliance with both program requirements and Office of Head Start expectations. Attend our annual Head Start update to stay in-the-know about Head Start and Early Head Start issues. This session will feature an in-depth […]
Strong fiscal management is as vital for a successful Head Start or Early Head Start as effective program service delivery. However, fiscal integrity requirements (just like programmatic components) continue to evolve. Participants in this workshop will learn about the Office of Head Start’s current fiscal management requirements and expectations for Head Start and Early Head […]
Recordkeeping is a vital but often overlooked part of grants management. Grant-funded organizations must properly document their expenditures and performance and preserve a record of their grant-related activities to avoid problems with their funding sources, clients, contractors, and regulators. This session will explain recordkeeping requirements under the Uniform Grants Guidance (also known as the OMB […]
Grants management requirements are changing. The Office of Management and Budget has released the first comprehensive revision to the Uniform Grants Guidance (also known as the “OMB Super Circular”), but that is not the only change affecting grant-funded organizations. Make sure that you are staying current with the latest developments in grants management by attending […]
Election years can bring special problems for grant-funded organizations. This session will explain the rules restricting lobbying, political activity, and electioneering, by grantees. Attendees will learn about lobbying and election-related restrictions in the Uniform Grants Guidance as well as the Federal tax code, the Hatch Act, and other legislation. This session will explain the differing […]