Distinguishing between subrecipient and contractor

Municipalities creating programs that implement many of the eligible activities authorized under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 will “transfer” some of their funds to other organizations. The rules for these awards require a determination on whether the entity receiving the funds should be treated as a subrecipient or as a contractor. While many municipalities have some experience with these “transfers,” they may be dealing with organizations that typically haven’t been traditional subrecipients – like commercial firms. This webinar will highlight the distinction between a subrecipient and a contractor and help determine the requirements that will guide the awarding process and their corresponding accountability measures. We encourage all municipalities with FRF allocations to attend this session to ensure they utilize this historic funding opportunity appropriately. 

About the speaker  

Robert M. Lloyd is a respected authority on federal policies affecting acquisition, administration and audit of federal grants and contracts. The former Executive Director of the Grants Management Advisory Service, Mr. Lloyd has decades of experience in federal award application, administration and oversight. After extensive work with two federally funded organizations and a national firm, he formed his own consulting practice in Washington, DC in 1982. Since then, he has served as a trainer, consultant or advisor to award and audit units in 17 federal grantor agencies and to grantee, contractor, and independent audit organizations located in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, several U.S. territories and 18 foreign countries. He has broad experience with governmental, university, non-profit organization and commercial clients that assures a unique perspective. The list of clients to which he has provided policy and practice advice is long and diverse and includes some of the largest and most prominent participants in the federal assistance and acquisition community.