Grant Management for Public Safety and First Responder Agencies – Tuition $400

This interactive and comprehensive training was developed for and targeted specifically at First Responders and Emergency Services Providers and is focused on imparting the skill sets needed to properly manage grant programs specific to those career fields. The class is taught by a current public safety grants administrator for a large state agency and is taught in a style and manner that is easily understood by the agency or public safety professional; from the administrator to the line officer.


Grants Management, Made Easy

The majorities of people who will attend this class have already been awarded a grant and have carried out the tasks outlined in their grant application. The student will be provided with the knowledge, skills and abilities (known as KSAs) to successfully mange and administer single or multiple grant programs within your agency.


 What Will I Learn?

This course covers the skills and strategies essential to managing grants with heavy emphasis on First Responder and Public Safety grant programs specifically. It will give you the basics you need to successfully manage and administer grants from corporate, nonprofit or governmental entities. The goal of this class is to provide the student with valuable tools and lessons learned is order to implement an effective and efficient grant management system within their own organization. The training will provide you with helpful hints and ideas on improving their grants management process and will focus on alleviating circumstances of mismanagement when and if the time comes for an audit of the grant funds. The course will cover the full grant life-cycle from pre-award to close-out and retention. You will learn how to:


  • Appropriately start your grant management efforts
  • Develop a TEAM approach
  • What grant managers shod be looking for
  • Obtain support and buy-in from key executive staff in your agency
  • Develop the fundamental steps in good grants management
  • Look into the future for succession and long term planning
  • How to avoid the pitfalls of audit "findings"
  • Alleviate instances of waste or money dumps as your grant comes to an end


Learn by Example and Doing

Our attendees will be shown examples of successful manuals and web-based folder systems that have assisted this instructor in being among the "top five" of large law enforcement agencies nationwide, as it relates to grant administration and management as stated by an inspector during a federal audit by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).


Topics Covered

  • Foundations for grants management – Introduction
  • Problem identification- Understanding risks – Getting Organized
  • Understanding requirements
  • Managing the grant process
  • Monitoring your grants
  • Staying complaint: What you need to know about financial management for grants
  • Monitoring the money- Budgeting and forecasting grants
  • Evaluation
  • Reporting performance : Your message is key
  • Grants closeout and audit


Who Should Attend

  • Any person from a first responder or emergency services providers with interests or tasked with properly managing grant programs that their agency has been awarded, even if it is for just one grant.
  • Experienced grant writers interested in upgrading their skills for managing public safety specific grants so as to advance up their career ladder of responsibility.
  • Seasoned grant writers that wish to increase their own personal levels of knowledge in grants administration.
  • City managers/ local governing board members seeking a better understanding of the current arena of performance based grants management, administration and reporting.


Important - 7-10 days prior to attending a class you will be sent an email from (be sure when registering to give us an accurate/active email and set spam filters to allow email from us).That email will have a zip file of PDF and MS-Word.doc documents which are the handouts for your class. You should print those handouts and bring them to the class as printed handouts will not be available in the class.


Available resources for additional purchase at class:


CD- FRG Grant Management manual – Coming soon


Grant Writer's Handbook for Successful Public Safety Grants – This is a recently published 200 page reference handbook, authored by Kurt Bradley & Margaret Stark giving a complete 5-step process for successful public safety grants writing. This book is not available for purchase at the class; it must be purchased through the publisher. Order


Added Bonus Value

Students who signs up for our Annual Grant Services Package (AGSP) within 30 days of attending a class will receive a 15% discount off the normal price of $1,300 for their first year's worth of support services—only $1,100.


Tuition and payments

Tuition for this class is $400 per student. Payment can be accepted via Purchase Order, check, or any major credit card and is due and payable on the first day of the class. Courtesy billing/invoicing is available upon request.


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