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Detecting and Preventing Fraud in Grants

Course ID


Continuous Learning Points (CLPs)


Course Length

2 Days





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This two-day, elective course is focused on grants professionals and providing participants with the basic skills needed to perform fraud detection, oversight measures, and reporting, if necessary. These tools need to be in the hand of the employees who write and review grants.
Fraud can appear in two forms:
1. Predators who pose as false US grants in exchange for personal information of citizens and;
2. Fraudulent applicants to legitimate US grant opportunities. Fraud can take many forms such as embezzlement, theft, bribery or false claims and statements.
This course will lay out examples and case studies for group discussion and debate. This hands-on course will help participants detect fraudulent applicants before award, and fraudulent awardees, as well as help identify scammers. This course will provide job aids with details on where to turn when fraud is suspected or detected.

Learning Objectives

• Employ technical writing methods to grant creation, learn ways to craft language that will mitigate fraud and fraudulent respondents
• As the first line of defense, coach employees to detect potential fraudulent responses
• Identify key laws and regulations that address fraud, waste and abuse, and ethical considerations in government grants
• Document and monitor the awardee’s progress, costs, and management for fraudulent behavior
• Resources for suspected fraud or to detect fraud
• Identify criminal, civil, and administrative remedies for contract fraud
• Learn more about the responsibilities of entities that receive Federal grant funds