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Grants Management and Evaluation

Duration: 2 Days 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Continuing Education Hours: 16

Workshop Description:

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to successfully manage federal grants for both compliance and results. Discussion and exercises will cover a broad range of topics that engage participants on issues that affect the day-to-day operations and management of grant awards.

Who Should Attend:
  • Participants who are recipients and subrecipients responsible for grant project management and compliance, as well as staff charged with developing and implementing evaluation metrics and performance.
Course/Workshop topics:
  • Understanding the grant life cycle and best practice project management techniques
  • Reading the federal award document and identifying its terms and conditions
  • Describing the significance and applicability of the Uniform Guidance
  • Awarding/sponsoring agency interactions and their role in your project
  • Subrecipient, stakeholder, beneficiary and vendor relationships
  • Understanding the triple constraint (scope, schedule, budget)
  • Examining payment procedures, cost sharing and program income
  • Determining financial/technical reporting, documentation/recordkeeping requirements
  • Monitoring and evaluating grant performance
  • Exploring end of grant issues - closeout or sustainment?
Benefits of Attendance participants will:
  • Gain awareness of the grants-making environment (federal, state, foundation)
  • Learn best practices and processes for the successful management of grant awards
  • Understand the structure and application of the Uniform Guidance for the administration of grants and their requirements
  • Discuss new government-wide forms for financial and progress reporting
  • Determine the evaluation and monitoring of grant performance
  • Apply knowledge gained in the course to exercises and case studies