Winning and Managing Federal Grants (GRNT8005)


Winning and Managing Federal Grants


During this course, Winning and Managing Federal Grants, learners will gain an understanding of fundamental Federal grants topics and terminology, roles and responsibilities, and best practices to implement pre-award, post-award, and closeout phases of a federal grant. Learners discover federal application best practices, grant management fundamentals, and auditing principles to develop the essential professional attributes to secure and maintain Federal grant funding. Learners will engage in dialogue to analyze common compliance problem areas through guided interpretation of 2 CFR 200 and other relevant federal regulations. Learners will apply best practices and potential solutions that apply to a broad range of federal grant recipients.

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for employees of Non-Federal Entities (NFEs) who are or anticipate being recipients of federal grant funding and their roles require them to apply, manage, or audit the grant application process, post-award, and closeout fiscal and programmatic reporting.






1.2 CEUs

Class Type:

This course is currently being offered in the following training modalities:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Analyze fundamental elements and concepts of grant management. (Reconfigured the module learning objectives so this objective can now stand as a one-day Intro to Grants course offering)
  • Federal Grant Appropriation & Budgeting Process
  • Use guidelines and resources to successfully submit federal grant applications.
  • Apply best practices for the pre-award phase.
  • Apply best practices for the post-award phase.
  • Apply best practices for the closeout phase.

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Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction to Grant Management
  • Understand the importance of effective grant management in achieving organizational goals.
  • Differentiate between various types of grants, such as government, foundation, and corporate grants.
  • Explore the history and legislative events that led to the implementation of 2 CFR 200
  • Review the major Subparts of 2CFR 200
  • Grant Monitoring and Compliance
  • Understand the basic principles and concepts of federal appropriation and budgeting within
  • Federal Budget Formulation
  • Federal Budget Execution
  • Performance Assessment and Reporting

Day 2

  • Introduction to Federal Grant Application Procedures
  • Navigating Grant Application Guidelines
  • Preparing a Comprehensive Grant Application
  • Submission and Post-Submission Procedures
  • Introduction to Pre-Award Negotiation
  • Preparing for Negotiations
  • Negotiation Techniques and Strategies
  • Post-Negotiation and Documentation
  • Introduction to Post-Award Best Practices
  • Compliance and Reporting
  • Financial Management and Accountability
  • Performance Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Introduction to Closeout Best Practices
  • Financial Closeout and Accounting
  • Reporting and Documentation
  • Transition and Knowledge Transfer

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