Grants Training

As a part of the CFO Council’s mission to foster more efficient and effective Federal grants management system, the Council coordinates training on key issues related to that mission.

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Grants Training 101 Modules

Grants Training 101 Modules are available on this page. The training is designed to provide Federal officials a basic knowledge training on grants and cooperative agreements.  The training is not designed to provide detailed administrative, accounting and audit requirements that are specific to programs based on their statutory provisions, agency regulations and guidance.  Thus, this training should be supplemented by materials that are specific to agency guidance and requirements.   

Module 1 – Laws, Regulations and Guidance

This module presents the underlying laws, regulations, policies, practices, and guidance for grant or cooperative agreement programs, including their legal order of precedence and their relevance to different recipient types.  Lesson 1 presents the basics for Statutes, Regulations, and Guidance.  Lesson 2 discusses applicability of the governing regulations by recipient type.

Please note: There is no audio used in Module 1. 

Module 1 (Lessons 1 and 2)

Module 2 – Financial Assistance Mechanisms

This module presents the multiple types of Federal assistance programs – the difference between them and the use of specific award instrument.  Lesson 1 describes the types of assistance awards and Lesson 2 describes the appropriate use for each types of award instrument.   

Please note: There is no audio used in Module 2. 

Module 2 (Lessons 1 and 2)

Module 3 – Uniform Guidance Administrative Requirements

This module provides an introduction to the general provisions, pre- and post-award administrative requirements outlined in Subparts A through D of the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) for Federal awarding agencies and award recipients. The module includes examples of how Federal awarding agencies apply these requirements into their day-to-day grants management practices and what is required by the award recipient during the period of performance.

Lesson 1  |  Lesson 2  |  Lesson 3  |  Lesson 4

Module 4 Cost Principles

This module provides an introduction to the cost principles that apply to award recipients outlined in the Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200. This module will outline the general principles governing cost, indirect costs, costs that require prior approval, other highlighted costs, and examples of how agencies apply the costs principles as they are administering grant and cooperative agreements.

Lesson 1  |  Lesson 2  |  Lesson 3  |  Lesson 4  |  Lesson 5

Module 5 Risk Management and Single Audit

This module provides common techniques to manage risk to strengthen compliance with the Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200 and an introduction to the single audit requirements, including recipient and Federal awarding agency requirements.

Lesson 1  |  Lesson 2 |  Lesson 3

Additional Trainings

July 2016: Uniform Guidance: Promising Practices in Implementation

July 2015: OMB Uniform Guidance Training Series hosted by eCIVIS

October 2014: Uniform Guidance Implementation: A Series of Dialogues

January 2014: Training webcast for Uniform Guidance

December 2013: Introducing the Uniform Guidance: Improving Outcomes by Reducing Red Tape for Financial Assistance

February 2013: Roundtable with Federal and non-Federal stakeholders on proposed uniform guidance