Mid-Course Workshop for BTOP Awardees
More than 533 representatives from more than 150 BTOP grants attended the October 5-7, 2011, in Cleveland, Ohio. Over the course of the three days, BTOP recipients, Federal officials, and leaders in broadband and adoption participated in discussions covering key topics pertaining to broadband infrastructure deployment, tools for program evaluation, and strategies to drive broadband adoption. Attendees also were able to share best practices and lessons learned on topics like outreach tactics, partnership development, diversified funding, compliance, and close out procedures.
- Compliance Requirements, Common Compliance Pitfalls, and Related Recipient Best Practices - Review of BTOP compliance requirements, common mistakes, and tips for following policies and procedures.
- Grants Management Compliance - Review of grants management requirements and payment methods for BTOP recipients.
- U.S. Dept. of Commerce Office of Inspector General: Recovery Act Oversight - Review of audit requirements, OIG procedures, and project management tips for documentation and monitoring.
- Recovery Act Oversight Program Fraud Prevention Training - Review of regulations and procedures for prevention of misappropriating Recovery Act funds.