Objectives 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.
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.
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.