Course

Specialization Certificate: Using Federal Grant Funds

  • Date: 01/19/2023
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 6:00 PM Eastern Time
  • Hosted By: Virginia Association of Governmental Procurement, Inc. Chapter of NIGP
  • Instructor: Mr. Jon M. Walton, NIGP-CPP, JD, CPPO, CPPB, CPM
    Contracts Officer
    Mr. Jon M. Walton, NIGP-CPP, JD, CPPO, CPPB, CPM
    Fax: 503-581-5115
    A good chunk of Jon Walton’s higher education was devoted to environmental and natural resources policy and science, and he helped start a Pacific Northwest conservation group bringing together disparate stakeholders on win-win conservation projects. Jon spent his first five years after college as a wilderness skills instructor working with juvenile delinquent youth. Later odd jobs included FEMA-funded mental health work for victims of natural disasters, and providing leadership training to executives of major corporations. A member of his state bar for 29 years, he always intended to put his legal training toward service in the public sector, and started by working as legislative staff, and then a state agency lobbyist, at his state legislature. Someone obviously having difficulty figuring out exactly what to do when he grows up, Jon came to government procurement in 1997, working in state agencies, and has felt fortunate to handle a large variety of procurements and contracting situations. Jon strives to be a champion for procurement training and certification, has a graduate Certificate in Public Management, is the author of the Public Procurement Guide for Elected Government Official, was Chair of the NIGP Legislative & Position Committee, was the 2015-16 Buyer of the Year, and continues to be heavily involved in NIGP initiatives, task forces and global best practices. Jon is currently serving a second term on the NIGP Governing Board, and is an NIGP Instructor and part of the Radio NIGP team.
  • Level: Advanced Practitioner
  • Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
  • Contact Hours: 7.5
  • CEUs: 0.8

This course provides a framework for understanding the conditions of properly expending federal grant funds. Federal grants have specific requirements and expectations. As such, procurement professionals must be capable of understanding and meeting the unique requirements of the grantor and reconciling local rules with federal rules. Failure to follow the requirements may result in questions from audit findings and even having to repay the grant. This course covers the most predominate federal requirements. However, there are many federal grants that have unique requirements that cannot be reviewed in a general federal grants course.

Pricing:
PriceCostBeginsEnds
Specialization Certificate: Using Federal Grant Funds (Member: Early) $300.00 11/20/2022
Specialization Certificate: Using Federal Grant Funds (Member: Standard)$325.0011/21/202201/15/2023
Specialization Certificate: Using Federal Grant Funds (Non-Member: Early)$400.00 11/20/2022
Specialization Certificate: Using Federal Grant Funds (Non-Member: Standard)$425.0011/21/202201/15/2023
Specialization Certificate: Using Federal Grant Funds (Member: Standard) $325.00
Specialization Certificate: Using Federal Grant Funds (Non-Member: Standard) $425.00
(prices valid until Jan 15, 2023)
Spots available: 2

Objectives

NIGP's Using Federal Grant Funds specialization course creates a dedicated learning experience where students leave with the ability to:

  • Analyze federal grant conditions to ensure federal requirements can be met.
  • Develop the solicitation to meet federal requirements and reconcile local requirements with federal requirements.
  • Facilitate the evaluation, award, and supplier performance to ensure supplier and the contract are following 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.  


Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete the NIGP Specialization Certificate: Using Federal Grant Funds, learners must:

  • Attend and participate in the entirety of the instructional event.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation survey available in Aspire.
  • Complete the final assessment examination.

Competency Alignment

NIGP’s Specialization Certificates require a strong foundation in the Public Procurement Competency Framework and are designed to be more advanced learnings.

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Miscellaneous

Post-Course Assessment

As outlined above, all students must successfully complete a timed post-course assessment upon completion of the learning experience. Assessments can be taken up to three (3) times to achieve a passing score. If a learner is unsuccessful in achieving a passing score within these attempts, they will be required to take the course again. For the Specialization Certificate: Using Federal Fund Grants, students will have 90 minutes to complete all questions in the assessment, with any questions not answered being marked “Incorrect” within Aspire. Once learners receive access, they will have ten (10) calendar days to complete the assessment. Students who do not complete the assessment within this time frame will be required to retake the course.


Length

  • 1 day virtual course. 

Payment Information

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

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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:Jianchong Luo
Phone:804-501-5688
Email:LUO001@henrico.us

Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment must be received 24 hours prior to the course 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 RegistrationInfo@nigp.org. No refunds are given for cancellations received within 24 hours 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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Specialization Certificate: Using Federal Grant Funds

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