Government Impact: Q3 2023

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    Federal lease accounting standard: Challenges for federal agencies

    While the new lease accounting standard, SFFAS 54, Leases, was issued back in April of 2018, the deadline is now approaching for federal agencies to implement. All federal agencies are required to adopt SFFAS 54 for the periods beginning after Sept. 30, 2023 if leases are material to the agency. Learn more.

    Want to learn even more about the federal lease accounting standard? Watch our on-demand webinar.

    Key CohnReznick Governmnet Advisory engagements

    City of Atlanta

    The City of Atlanta has engaged CohnReznick to develop and administer funding through the humanitarian portion of FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (ESFP-H) from kickoff to closeout.

    CohnReznick also supports the City of Atlanta by performing financial reconciliations, project management, application review, and environmental assessments of their annual entitlement grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These are the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG); the Home Investment Partnership program (HOME); the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG); and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program.

    Louisiana Compliance, Monitoring, and Oversight Vendor of Choice

    Since 2017, CohnReznick has supported the Louisiana Office of Community Development by providing QAQC services for a variety of federally-funded programs, totaling $2.93B, including CDBG-DR Homeowner Assistance and Small Business Loan, ERAP, and HAF programs.


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    Frank Banda

    CPA, CFE, PMP, Managing Partner – Government and Public Sector Advisory

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