​​2019 Annual Grants Conference

Thank you for attending the 15th Annual Governor's Grants Conference​ on October 21, 2019 in College Park, Maryland at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

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The objective of the conference was to bring together 600 + statewide grant professionals for affordable, targeted professional development to increase capacity for grant awards and compliance.sessions​

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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


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