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Course CategoryGrants

Event calendar iconAugust 28, 2024

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This course will be delivered on-site in Palau.

Registration is open to insular government professionals.

Course Description

Understand the full grants management process, the current regulatory requirements governing grants, and the role of auditors in developing strategies for assessing compliance and performance. Develop audit objectives and procedures to identify issues and recommendations for constructive feedback, corrective action, and accountability. Learn the stages of effective grants management from award, monitoring, audit, and close-out. Practice strategies for auditing, applying cost principles performance measurement, and reporting through each grant stage by using those strategies in case studies.

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the full grants management process and current regulatory requirements governing grants
  • Identify the role of auditors in providing guidance and feedback to grant managers
  • Describe the role of auditors in providing audit recommendations, assistance, and other constructive feedback to grant managers
  • Identify options for audit objectives and procedures that are achievable and will provide timely, useful information
  • Identify issues beyond compliance that need to be audited

Who Should Attend

APIPA conference sessions are intended for island government accountability professionals.  Audit, budget, finance, accounting, and related management and staff members will find interest and value in this presentation.

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For all on-site training in the insular areas, the Graduate School USA's Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) works closely with local training hosts to ensure that participants, instructors, and training support staff enjoy a safe learning experience. Please note the following:

  • Full details of PITI-VITI's health and safety guidelines are available here.
  • Local health and safety guidelines for the government of Palau, which will be hosting this training, is available at
  • Please contact PITI-VITI Admin at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.










August 28, 2024

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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CPEs - 8 Credit Hours

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On-Site, Palau

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Republic of Palau, Palau

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David Rykken

David Rykken

Washington, DC

David Rykken has more than 25 years of experience in public service working with all levels of government. He has worked for HHS at headquarters in DC for the last 15 years as a Supervisory Management Analyst, a Senior Emergency Management Specialist, and a Supervisory Public Health Advisor.