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Scheduled Program
About the Certification Program
Certification Process
Testing Information
Adjunct Faculty


Date: December 7 - 11, 2020
Time: 12:30 p.m. EDT; 11:30 a.m. CDT; 10:30 a.m. MDT; 9:30 a.m. PDT; 8:30 a.m. AKDT
Duration: 4 Hours/Day
Tuition:   $1,569

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Attend this LIVE, ONLINE TRAINING presented by our expert, who will be using all the interactive training tools used in the classroom and more. Youíll be able to ask questions, respond to polls, and collaborate with others. Donít let anything interrupt your training needs. Join us online and experience a different way of learning! Please click here for Virtual Training FAQs.


Successful completion of this 4 1/2 day in-depth certification program demonstrates that you're equipped with the tools needed for successful implementation of grant programs. You'll learn everything you would in our Introduction to Grants Management course, plus you'll receive more granular training on project management, evaluation and goal setting, strategic planning and regulation analysis. You'll also build and strengthen your understanding of fiscal aspects of grants management, including understanding the Common Rule, navigating audits and learning to know when expenditures and activities are allowable and can be allocated and whether costs are reasonable under the OMB Super Circular.

By passing our online qualifying exam, you'll demonstrate that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective tribal grants manager.

RESOURCES: We strongly suggest students use a webcam and microphone to ensure the best possible learning experience. Click here for a webcam option.

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
Grants Management Fundamentals
  • Definition of grants management
  • Types of grants
  • The seven core competencies of grants management
  • Understanding federal requirements in regulation
  • Translating a proposal into a program plan and using it
  • Managing budget and finances
  • Using management systems
  • Keeping records and documenting progress
  • Addressing weaknesses
Glossary of Terms
  • Common definitions
  • Terms you'll commonly find with grants management
Project Management
  • Monitoring plan development
  • Performance measures
  • Performance-based budgeting
  • Strategic implementation planning
  • Logic models, GANTT charts
  • Monitoring and avoiding scope creep
  • Avoiding fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement
  • Cognizant federal regulations
  • Project evaluation planning
  • Managing risk
Professional Ethics
  • Code of ethics and professional conduct
  • OMB Super Circular, reports, budgets and close out
  • Budgets and costs
  • Audits (internal and external)
  • Reports (interim program and SF-425)
  • Grant monitoring techniques and job tools
  • Prior approvals
  • Reviewing progress reports and providing feedback
  • Conducting programmatic sites visits
  • Avoiding high risk designation
  • Enforcing award terms and conditions
  • Closeout checklists
Required Reports
  • Performance and progress reports
  • Property reports
Role of Strategic Planning
  • Applying for funds that match your mission and goals
  • Relating this to funding sources
  • Providing a summary of your strategic plan
  • Staying focused throughout the process
Matching Share Issues
  • Soft and hard matches
  • Defining and documenting in-kind contributions
  • Not using the Federal Funds Rule
  • Right to use funds under P.L. 93-638 awards
  • Tips on how to record hard match
  • Is IDC a match?
Funding Issues
  • Program income and how it's handled
  • Carryover
  • Indirect Cost

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Become certified by completing these simple steps:

The Falmouth Tribal Grants Management Certification Program can also be delivered as an Onsite Program for organizations seeking to certify at least seven participants. To discuss onsite training opportunities, please call Falmouth at 800-992-4489, ext. 119.


To receive your Tribal Grants Management Certification, you must pass the online qualifying exam.*

*Testing accommodations are available to those with a documented disability. Please contact Falmouth at 1-800-992-4489 or info@falmouthinstitute.com to discuss your particular situation. You must request accommodations when you register for the Certification Program for accommodations to be guaranteed.


Falmouth takes pride in its exceptional faculty. We only work with outstanding trainers who have years of specialized Indian Country experience and who are experts in their fields. You can expect your instructor(s) for this program to deliver top quality training suited to your unique needs as a tribal grants manager.