2016 GMD Workshop

NOAA's Acquisition and Grants Office
Grants Management Division



Partnership in Grants Management


Seattle, WA
February 23, 24, 25 (February 25 for Program Officers Only)
NOAA Western Regional Center 7600 Sand Point Way Seattle, WA 98115 

Silver Spring, MD
March 8, 9, 10 (March 10 for Program Officers Only
NOAA Auditorium and Science Center 1301 East-West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910

Return to Grants Training


Overview of Events

  1. Introduction to Financial Assistance

    This is Grants 101, a heads-up on the essentials of preparing winning applications. We will provide you with a firm grasp on pre-award activities that will set your organization on the right track including an overview of Grants.gov, the difference between competitive and non-competitive awards and budgetary requirements. Our staff will provide engaging lectures and interactive training so you are able to gain full understanding of the preliminary process of Federal Financial Assistance.
  2. Managing a Financial Assistance Award

    Confidence in compliance; we will instruct you on how to develop effective approaches to grant start-up, operation, closeout and organizational alignment with the Department of Commerce Standard Terms and Conditions. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through financial and performance reporting requirements and how the Federal government monitors your award. We will walk you through all the necessities to become a responsible grantee including modifications and amendments to your award and how to draw down funds through the Automated Standard Application for Payment (ASAP).
  3. Accountability of a Financial Assistance Award

    Audits and equipment disposition; these are terms you will become familiar with. Protect your organization from management pitfalls that may impact current and future funding relationships and opportunities. Upon completion of your Financial Assistance Award, the Grants Management Division staff will help provide information assuring you have all the required documents to properly close your award and sustain proper record retention.


Agenda Day 1

7:30 am – 9:00 am Registration  
9:00 am – 9:45 am Welcome / Grants Management Overview
9:45 am – 10:45 am Keynote Address
10:45 am – 11:00 am BREAK
11:00 am – 12:15 pm Find and Apply Open Computer Lab
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm LUNCH
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Award Review Process
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm BREAK
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Post Award
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Meet and Greet

Day 1 Session Details

Agenda Day 2

8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration  
8:30 am – 9:00 am Keynote Address
9:00 am – 10:00 am ASAP Open Computer Lab
10:00 am – 10:15 am BREAK
10:15 am – 11:15 am Reporting
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Audits
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm LUNCH  
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Contracts vs. Grants Open Computer Lab
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm BREAK
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Recipient Contributions External Clients & Hurricane Sandy
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Grants Management Division TRIVIA
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Wrap Up  

Day 2 Session Details