Contracting with Federal Funds/Grants Intermediate

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.

Course Availability:

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September 7, 2021 - September 8, 2021
Contracting with Federal Funds/Grants "Intermediate" (Institute Member: Standard) $510.00
Contracting with Federal Funds/Grants "Intermediate" (Non-Member: Standard) $610.00
(prices valid until Sep 1, 2021)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Central Time
Instructor: Mrs. Vonda F Melchior, C.P.M.
Level: Advanced
Virtual Instructor-Led
November 9, 2021 - November 10, 2021
Contracting with Federal Funds/Grants "Intermediate" (Institute Member: Early) $485.00
Contracting with Federal Funds/Grants "Intermediate" (Non-Member: Early) $585.00
(prices valid until Sep 10, 2021)
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Central Time
Instructor: Mrs. Vonda F Melchior, C.P.M.
Level: Advanced
Virtual Instructor-Led


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 course 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. 

Delivery Formats Available


Virtual Instructor-Led

Contact Hours



2 Day



Designed for public procurement professionals who have at least five years’ experience

Available in these learning formats...

 Virtual Instructor-Led

This format combines the best of in-person learning by offering live participation with instructors and peers.


Instructor led discussion style classroom setting for those who prefer focused learning with maximum in-person interactions with instructors and peers.

2 Day Course


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