Contracting with Federal Funds/Grants "Intermediate" VIRTUAL CLASS

  • Date: 05/17/2021 - 05/18/2021
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM Central Time
  • End Time: 5:00 PM Central Time
  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Hosted By: Wisconsin Association for Public Procurement Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Mrs. Vonda F Melchior, C.P.M.
    Director of Purchasing
    Mrs. Vonda F Melchior, C.P.M.
    Phone: 813-253-7107Fax: 813-253-7561

    Vonda Melchior has worked in purchasing and contracting since graduation from Florida State University. Prior to her current position as purchasing director, she worked in city, county and federal government procurement and in procurement for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG).

    She has held Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) designations.

    She has served as President of the National Association of Educational Procurement Florida Region, President, of the Tampa Bay Area Chapter of National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) and chair of the Council of Purchasing Professionals (COPP).

    Vonda graduated from FSU with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing with a concentration in Purchasing and Industrial Management and has over 500 hours continuing education in Purchasing, Contracting, Federal Grant Procurement, Legal Aspects of Purchasing and Administration of Government Contracts.

    She currently serves on the COPP Grants Subcommittee for the State of Florida College System Colleges.

  • Level: Advanced
  • Format: In-Person
  • Contact Hours: 15

This course has been converted to Virtual delivery

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.

Contracting with Federal Funds/Grants "Intermediate" (Institute Member: Early)$485.00 03/18/2021
Contracting with Federal Funds/Grants "Intermediate" (Institute Member: Standard)$510.0003/19/202105/12/2021
Contracting with Federal Funds/Grants "Intermediate" (Non-Member: Early)$585.00 03/18/2021
Contracting with Federal Funds/Grants "Intermediate" (Non-Member: Standard)$610.0003/19/202105/12/2021
Spots available: 0


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. 

Intended Audience

This offering is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:  

  • Mid-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as senior buyers, managers, directors, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.   

  • Non-procurement managers and supervisors who either provide procurement functions that support entity programs under delegated authority, or who already have a good understanding of basic procurement principles but wish to get more in-depth, hands-on training.   

  • Professionals who are employed by local governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly funded or created entities) who either serve within or manage the procurement function.  

  • Supplier managers and supervisors seeking to understand the public procurement function from a more in-depth holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.  


Course Outline

Day 1

  • 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
    • State and Local
    • Educational
    • Non-Profit

Day ​2:

  • Prepare for audit and how to get reimbursement
    • Files and documentation
    • What the auditors look for
  • Understand “Government Administrative Requirements”
  • Understand the differences in various grants and how to develop administration for success
    • FEMA (Emergency Management Grants)
    • HUD Grants (CDBG, Housing, Low Income)
    • HHS Grants (Medicare, Medicaid, etc.)
    • DOI Grants
    • Other Grants
  • Reports and Monitoring of Work
  • Summary


  • Two Day, in-person classroom experience

Registration Information

** Receive a $25 early registration discount by registering 60 or more days in advance of the course. 

Payment Information

  • Register online with credit card
  • Register online and upload a Purchase Order
  • Register by fax and download the print & fax form


Methods of Payment Accepted: Check (make checks payable to NIGP), Purchase Orders (via print and fax form or online), and Credit Cards (Master Card, Visa, and American Express).

If paying by check, please make check payable to NIGP and send payment to:
NIGP, Attn: Seminar Registration
2411 Dulles Corner Park, Suite 350
Herndon, VA 20171

Local Contact

Name:Brenda Derge


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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Contracting with Federal Funds/Grants "Intermediate" VIRTUAL CLASS

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