Contracting with Federal Funds/Grants Intermediate

Jul 8, 2015, 17:28 PM
These educational activities meet UPPCC’s criteria for 'Continuing Education – Non-Accredited'

Contracting with Federal Funds/Grants "Intermediate"

Duration:  2-Day Course

**Check the Course Catalog for required attendee minimums

Contact hours: 16 hours

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2 day courses:

Standard pricing:

Institute Members - $500

Non-Members - $700

** Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course.  A late fee of $50 will be assessed for those registrations received within 30 days of the course.


General Description

Too often the procurement professional is left out of the grant-writing process and is then asked to complete the acquisition process after the grant monies are received. This can be disastrous to the creation of sole source procurements, lead to potential conflicts of interest, and increase the cost of paying fines. Participants learn how to gain eligibility and apply for grant funds; how to integrate the procurement regulations into the grant; how to build a team with grants, finance, and procurement personnel to effectively manage the funds; and how to avoid the pitfalls of later liability leading to unallowable costs.


Intended Audience

Open to all purchasing and procurement professionals, grants personnel and finance personnel interested in learning how to become eligible and receive grants and manage federal money expenditure.





Course Objective and Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:


  • Find and apply for grants that help the agency meet its needs to deal with emergency programs, disasters, public support, and local program enhancement.
  • Design grants to meet procurement rules, thus reducing unallowable costs that are not reimbursable
  • Explain the grants process to meet federal requirements


Course Outline

Day One

  • Learn Procurements role and leadership in organizing the right type of grants team
  • Understand the difference between entitlements and competitive grants
  • Find grants that fit the agency and having direct input into the grants process
  • Get tips on writing grants
  • Understand the Federal Appropriations Laws
  • Discuss solicitation or purchase requirements in the grants process
  • Prepare the grant for successful administration to meet federal requirements

  •         o State and Local
            o Educational
            o Non-Profit

Day two

  • Prepare for audit and how to get reimbursement

  •         o Files and documentation
            o What the auditors look for
  • Understand “Government Administrative Requirements”
  • Understand the differences in various grants and how to develop administration for success

  •         o  FEMA (Emergency Management Grants)
            o  HUD Grants (CDBG, Housing, Low Income)
            o  HHS Grants (Medicare, Medicaid, etc.)
            o  DOI Grants
            o  Other Grants
  • Reports and Monitoring of Work
  • Summary

This outline may be modified slightly at the course instructor’s discretion.


NIGP Course Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 30 days prior to the seminar start date. After this time, registrations will be based on space availability.  A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee will be given for cancellations made in writing 31+ days prior to the seminar date by emailing No refunds are given for cancellations received within 30 days of the seminar start date. There are no refunds for no-shows. If the seminar is cancelled for any reason, NIGP's liability is limited to the registration fee only.

Attendee substitutions within the same agency may be done at any time with email notification to NIGP. If attending via scholarship, please provide documentation verifying the scholarship issuer’s name and contact information in lieu of payment information.

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