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Grants 101

Federal grants have unique and complex qualities that may appear daunting to someone who is new to federal grant writing or federal grants management. This series of training modules is designed to provide someone new to federal grants with an introduction to the basic information needed to understand the federal grant process.

Overview

Grants 101

Understanding the Federal Grants Process From Start to Finish

Led By Elizabeth Gombash

Participants will receive 7 GPCI Credit

Are you new to the Grants world or looking for Grants training for your staff? If so, you're in luck! In this online course, even the newest staff members (like you!) will learn how to make a valuable contribution throughout the federal grants process, and beginning immediately! From writing compelling—and compliant—proposals that support post-award success, to working effectively with personnel in federal granting agencies, participants learn the basics (and the secrets) for success in today’s highly regulated and intensely competitive grants arena.
 
eLearning is perfect for busy, geographically dispersed members of the grants team, like you! Learners move at their own pace and are in complete control over when and where they engage with the training. Learning can take place 24/7 and participants can pause, rewind and re-access any part of the training at any time. 

Are you looking for a online training that you can take at your own pace or does a more structured course fit your needs better? This eLearning course provides  you with the option to participate at your own pace with on-demand eLearning or participate on a weekly schedule with other students by signing up for one of our seasonal courses.

2020 Winter Session: January 6 - February 24 | Enter WINTER at checkout

2020 Spring Session: April 6 - May 25 | Enter SPRING at checkout 

2020 Summer Session: July 6 - August 24 | Enter SUMMER at checkout

2020 Fall Session: October 5 - November 23 | Enter FALL at checkout

On-Demand eLearning: No Promocode needed at checkout

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the difference between grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements.
  • Consider the interrelationship between the chronological phases in the life of a grant.
  • Learn where to search for grants.
  • Become familiar with typical grant requirements and how they impact applying for and managing Federal grants.
  • Write a realistic “measurable objective” and design realistic deliverables, outputs, and outcomes following a logic model format.
  • Understand the steps a Federal agency takes and the different roles that Federal staff play both before and after issuing a grant award.
  • Learn what questions to ask and how to follow-up after grant submission

Who Should Take This Course?

This online course is essential for grant recipients, federal agencies, third-party companies and consultants that provide (or want to provide) pre-award or post-award services involving federal grants. Those new to the grants community will benefit most, including:  


  • Grant writers
  • Grant administrators
  • Grant managers
  • Grant project directors
  • Grant auditors


Pricing

Course Pricing

Students 1-9: $395 each
Students 10-24: $195 each
Students 25+: $95 each

Course Availability

2020 Seasonal courses are now available for students to participate on a weekly schedule with other students. This is an 8-week course and takes place over the course of the following weeks:  

Winter Session: January 6 - February 24 | Enter WINTER at checkout
Spring Session: April 6 - May 25 | Enter SPRING at checkout 
Summer Session: July 6 - August 24 | Enter SUMMER at checkout
Fall Session: October 5 - November 23 | Enter FALL at checkout 

On-Demand eLearning: No Promocode needed at checkout

You also have the option to participate at your own pace with on-demand eLearning, which gives you and your team complete control over when and where you choose to engage with the training.

Syllabus

Module 1: An Introduction to Grants

  • Learn the difference between grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements
  • Understand how Federal grants are “born”
  • Finding Federal grant opportunities
Module 2: The Grant Lifecycle

  • Discover different options for viewing the interrelationship between the chronological phases in the life of a grant
  • General introduction to the Federal grant lifecycle
Module 3: Grant Legislation

  • Become familiar with key legislative matters that drive today’s Federal grant requirements
Module 4:  Pre-Award Phase

  • Understand what occurs during Pre-Award (grant writing, proposal submission)
  • Write a realistic “measurable objective” and articulate the impact it will have on performance through a logic model format
  • Design realistic deliverables, outputs, and outcomes, as they relate to federal performance expectations
Module 5: The Award Phase

  • Understand the steps a Federal agency takes before issuing a grant award (proposal processing,   review, recommendation, award processing)
  • Discover how to learn from a proposal that does not get funded
Module 6: The Post Award Phase

  • Understand common Post-Award responsibilities pertaining to performance, project management, compliance.
  • Understand the potential consequences of non-compliance.

Instructor

Elizabeth GombashElizabeth Gombash is the CEO/Managing Member of G Team Communication, LLC, an education consulting company that provides grant lifecycle support services to higher education clients. Liz is a nationally recognized authority in grant writing and grants management, rooted in over 30 years of practical experience. She has spent most of her grants career working in higher education, most recently retiring as Associate Vice President of Strategic Grants Planning and Development at Seminole State College of Florida, but also having worked as a federal grants management specialist. Grants written by Liz have been funded for over $120 million by numerous federal, state, and private sources, including grants from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. She has maintained an average annual funding rate of approximately 75% throughout her career. In addition to grant writing and strategic concept development, Liz specializes in developing institutional grants management capacity to keep pace with evolving funder regulations and interpretations relating to internal control systems and compliance. She has delivered numerous training workshops and conference presentations around the country, and written many articles for professional publications. Liz has served as a director on the national boards for the National Grants Management Association and the Council for Resource Development, and currently serves on Thompson Grants’ Editorial Advisory Bo