Federal Grants Review


Each year the Government spends billions on grants and cooperative agreements – and each year, that number grows.  However, joining the states, universities and private entities that compete for these awards can be more challenging than it sounds.  The regulations surrounding grants are just as complicated as, but also distinct from, the regulations that surround procurement contracts.  Join us for a 6-day comprehensive overview of grants and grants regulations.  This deep dive into the grants world explores grants from both the grantor and recipient point of view, highlighting how grantors can better administer their funds, recipients can better run their programs, and how this environment is similar to and distinct from the world of traditional procurement contracts.  In this full review and update of the grants landscape.

This course may also be eligible for the following credits through The Public Contracting Institute:

  • 28.8 CPEs
  • 2.4 CEUs
  • 24 CLPs
  • 24 CLEs

If CLE credits are needed, the request along with the jurisdiction must be received before the start of the training.

George Mason University Executive and Professional Education (formerly George Mason University Learning Solutions) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417.

+ Features

Section 1: History and Law of Grants           
  • “Federal Assistance.”  
  • The Background of Federal Assistance.
  • Current Events in Grants. 
  • Processes and Players in Federal Grants. 
  • Federal Funding Profiles. 
  • Transparency and External Oversight in Federal Grants.  
  • Federal Grants v. Federal Contracts.  
  • The Constitutional Issues of Grants.
  • The Fiscal Law of Grants. 
  • Agreement and Statutory Interpretation. 
  • The Legal Status of Grants. 
  • Government Liability for Grantees.
Section 2: Grant Award Process     
  • The Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act.  
  • The Statutory Authorities to Award Grants. 
  • Contract or Assistance Award.  
  • Grant or Cooperative Agreement.  
  • Types of Grants. 
  • Grant Regulations. 
  • Competition Requirements for Grants. 
  • The Funding Opportunity Notice.
  • Applying for Grants.  
  • Grant Writing Tips.
  • The Grant Budget.
  • Agency Evaluation for Eligibility and Merit. 
  • Agency Evaluation for Risk.  
  • Performance and Integrity Data Collection. 
  • The Grant Award. 
  • The Full Spectrum of the Grant Agreement. 
  • Rights of Non-Selected Applicants.  
Section 3: Grant Administration and Management                               
  • Internal Control.         
  • Subgrants.       
  • Standards of Financial Management.             
  • Payment Methods.     
  • Shared Resourcing.     
  • Program Income.        
  • Grantee Reporting.     
  • Property Management.          
  • Grant Contracting.      
  • Changes and Prior Approvals.             
Section 4: Costs, Audits, Other Administrative Requirements                          
  • Cost Principles and Selected Items of Costs.  
  • Indirect Costs. 
  • Single Audits and IG/Agency Audits. 
  • Records Management.           
  • Closeout.         
Section 5: Penalties, Grant End, and Bringing Grants into the Real World            
  • Remedies for Grantee Noncompliance.  
  • Terminations and Extensions. 
  • Case Studies.
Section 6: Disputes, Remedies, IP, Grant Fraud and Misconduct, Exclusion, etc.
  • Disputes. 
  • FOIA. 
  • Intellectual Property.  
  • Grant Fraud and Misconduct. 
  • Government Responses to Grant Fraud.
  • Exclusion (Suspension and Debarment).

+ Requirements

100% attendance is required.

Thank you for your interest in this course. Unfortunately, the course you have selected is currently not open for individual enrollment. Please complete the form provided through the Request Information button, and we will notify you when individual enrollment becomes available.  This program is available for group training.  Contact us if your team is interested.

Required fields are indicated by .