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Introduction to Grants Management

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Course overview

Gain an overview of federal grants topics and terminology, roles and responsibilities, and rules and regulations. Delve into administrative requirements and basic financial compliance requirements, including common problem areas and potential solutions. Learn about elements common to most grants as well as identifying some of the revised requirements stated in the new OMB Omni-Circular.This course is part of the Certificate of Accomplishment in Grants Management.

Who should attend?

Anyone involved with administration of grants or grant-funded programs.

Learning outcomes

  • Define common types of grants and grant-related terminology
  • Interpret common administrative and cost requirements
  • Develop a procedure for tracking grant requirements for multiple grants
  • Identify high-risk requirements for your organization and more

Course outline

Syllabus -- Organizational Study and Design, PGMT7100D, Grad. School, USDA

Day One
Section 1 - Overview
What are Grants?
Brief history and purpose of grants
Types of grants
Order of precedence of statutes and regulations
Flow of funds
Roles, relationships, and responsibilities
Grantors
Grantees
Host Organizations
Terminology and regulations
Most commonly misused/misunderstood
Practice using OMB resource material

Day Two
Section 2 � Administrative Requirements
Universities, Hospitals, and Non-profits: 2 CFR Part 215 Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Organizations (formerly A-110)
State and Local Governments
A-102 � Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments
Common Rule for each agency (formerly attachments to A-102)
Discuss selected administrative requirements and most common problems found

Day Three
Section 3 � Cost Principles
Educational Institutions: 2 CFR Part 220 Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (formerly A-21)
State and Local Governments: 2 CFR Part 225 Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments (formerly A-87)
Non-Profit Organizations: 2 CFR Part 230 Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations (formerly A-122)

Day Four
Section 4 � Effectively Ensuring Compliance
Identify key steps that can help to ensure compliance with grant related requirements
Create a plan for evaluating existing policies and procedures
Section 5 � Case Study
Introduce case study and work through a series of team exercises to identify:
lack of performance in roles and responsibilities, administrative compliance issues
cost principles; compliance issues; and appropriate next steps to prevent or detect future issues.

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