​​2019 Annual Grants Conference

Join us on Monday, October 21, 2019 in College Park, Maryland at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center for the 15th Annual Governor's Grants Conference.


The objective of the conference is to bring together 600 + statewide grant professionals for affordable, targeted professional development to increase capacity for grant awards and compliance. Presentations will be educational in nature. Check out the draft agenda​.

Additional information will be posted here as details become available. Please check back frequently for information on agenda, speakers, logistics and more!

  • One full-day of presentations, panels, networking and technical assistance
  • Luncheon Keynote Address: Robert T. Grimm, Jr, Director of the Do Good Institute (UMD, School of Public Policy), Levenson Family Chair in Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks included in registration

Marriott is offering a special group rate:

Start date: 10/20/19
End date: 10/21/19
Last day to book: 9/30/19

  • College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center for 179.00 USD per night - Book NOW!

Sponsorship Application​

Now accepting applications for sponsorship opportunities at the following levels: Platinum ($7500), Gold ($5000), Silver ($2500), Bronze ($750), Contributor ($500). Application and benefits package available by clicking the Sponsorship Application title above.

Our Sponsors

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Call for Presenters​

Are you a dynamic speaker with a passion for grants? Are you interested in connecting with over 600 grants professionals from all over the state of Maryland? The Governor's Grants Office (GGO) is seeking interested presenters for this year's event. Please submit your application for consideration by June 28, 2019.

A list of suggested topics has been created to assist you in the development of your applications. Topics should not be limited to those outlined but merely aid in your creative thinking as you prepare your subject matter.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain knowledge on the full grants lifecycle.
  • Identify existing and emerging requirements impacting the field of grants management.
  • Apply best practices in grants management.
  • Analyze new concepts and strategies for improving compliance and organizational efficiencies in the field of grants management.

Suggested Session topics (specify beginners or advanced; and preferred sector audience):

  • Federal and State trends that impact grants management
  • Grant writing training, tips and epic failures
  • What gets funded and why?
  • Current and Emerging grant availability and technical assistance for completing specific federal, state, foundation grant applications and processes
  • Using grants.gov and grants.maryland.gov
  • President’s Cross Agency Management Goal 8
  • Focused exploration and application of Uniform Guidance (pre award, post award, closeout)
  • Cost principles
  • Time and effort reporting
  • Subrecipent v. Contractor determination
  • Subrecipient Risk Assessment
  • Working with Researchers
  • Subrecipient Monitoring
  • Single Audit
  • Developing Indirect cost proposals and cost allocation plans
  • Foundation funding
  • Corporate funding
  • Community Foundation
  • NGMA Membership, certification and GMBok Guide