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Federal Grants Funding & Management Summit

Federal Grants: Accessible, Approachable, and Possible

Atlanta, GA | March 28th, 2024

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Federal Grants Funding & Management Summit

Federal Grants: Accessible, Approachable, and Possible

An In-Person Federal Grant Summit Created With YOU In Mind

Atlanta, GA | 03.28.2024

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 According to recent reports, local government officials fear that many communities will be left out of the unprecedented federal investment in infrastructure, climate, and environmental initiatives.

 

 Federal grants and other funding from the Inflation Reduction Act has "supercharged the EV industry" and is leading the US towards a "clean Industrial Revolution." Among other investments, the law authorized funding that is spurring rural development, providing historic funding for environmental justice initiatives, and expanding clean energy, clean building, clean domestic manufacturing, and conservation programs.

 

These  investments in clean energy can be beneficial for small businesses, including minority- and women-owned businesses.

Unfortunately, many eligible recipients will not apply for funding.  

SOME OF THE REASONS?

They are unaware the funding exists

 

 

Some believe the federal grant application process is too complicated
Some lack the in-house capacity to apply

 

Once awarded, they lack the in-house capacity to manage the award

WE WANT TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION...

By hosting the Federal Grant Funding and Management Summit in Atlanta.

We want to make federal and other grants accessible, approachable, and possible for organizations and businesses that can responsibly use the funding to positively impact people and communities.

And we mean all communities.

 

For one full day, Grants Works Consulting and our partners will provide relevant actionable training, so you leave informed and empowered.

EVENT DETAILS

When: Thursday, March 28, 2024

Where: Commerce Club ATL, Lane Room A

191 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30303

Time: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm ET

Attire: Business Casual

(Online attendance option available)

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WHAT YOU'LL GET

 

  • One day of training sessions about federal grants created with YOU in mind


  • Guided work sessions


  • Connections with other nonprofit and business leaders


  • Light a la carte breakfast


  • Buffet lunch and desserts


  • Summit Swag Bag


  • Attendee-only access to our newest downloadable tool designed to help you for your next (or first!) single audit


 

THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO NETWORK AND LEARN ABOUT FEDERAL GRANT FUNDING TO BUILD CAPACITY AND DEEPEN YOUR IMPACT

 SESSIONS


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

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SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS

James Mosely (he/him) is a Management and Program Analyst in the Minority Business and Workforce Division under the Office of Economic Justice and Equity for the U.S. Department of Energy. James serves the energy community as a workforce professional with a focus on federal funding at DOE. Previously, James worked for the State of Georgia’s Department of Labor for seven years as a Disabled Veteran Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialist.
Within Emory University, Nobles leads the research administrative and compliance departments including Clinical Research, Environmental Health and Safety, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Institutional Review Board, Research Administration – IT, Research Administration Services, Research Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Research Grants and Contracts, Sponsored Programs, Strategic Operations and Training and Technology Transfer with more than 450 team members providing outstanding services that catalyze research and operational excellence. In fiscal year 2023, Emory received over $1 billion in total research funding awards.

SESSION PRESENTERS AND PANELISTS

(Additional presenters and panelists will be announced)

Patrice Davis is the founder and CEO of Grants Works and lead trainer of Grants Works Academy, an online source of on-demand federal grant management training. She has managed over $200 million in primary and sub-awards from 20 local, state, and federal agencies as a recipient, subrecipient, and pass-through entity. Patrice is a former CDC public health analyst, she served as a fiscal consultant during site monitoring visits of federal grantees, she develops and delivers federal grant management training, and she is a Certified Grant Management Specialist.
Leith Smith has 25 years of experience managing the federal grants department of a national nonprofit organization. She oversees a team of eight grant managers responsible for conducting reviews of subrecipients' financial and other reports. Leith also conducts both online and in-person training on subrecipient program implementation, financial management, and cost allowability.
Kelly has coordinated compliance initiatives at a health-focused global development non-governmental organization, advised internal clients on compliance with contract and grant regulations, and led the project team to overhaul award management and compliance tracking systems. She also has program and grant oversight experience for an international disaster response organization. In that role, she provided remote compliance and capacity-building support for five disaster management offices.
Dr. Taneisha, has over 15 years of expertise in program evaluation and educational program development, with a focus on diverse initiatives funded by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies. She is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University (GSU) having earned her PhD in Educational Policy Studies from GSU. Her current research focuses on trauma-informed interventions for urban youth, STEM persistence at HBCUs, and innovative practices in computer science education.
Angelia Johnson has worked with local government agencies since 2017. She earned her Bachelors of Business Administration from Mercer University and recently earned her GPC (Grant Professional Certified) designation in 2023 demonstrating her proficiency and expertise in the field of grantsmanship. Angelia has helped secure the acquisition of over $40 million in federal, state, and local funds. She specializes in a diverse range of sectors including emergency management, law enforcement, transportation, natural resources, and human services.
Veronica Kulon, MNM, embarked on her career as a grant professional in 2012, following the completion of her Master's in Nonprofit Management. She has over a decade of dedicated service in the realm of grantsmanship, she has cultivated an impressive track record, securing upwards of $20 million from esteemed foundations, corporate entities, and governmental sources for poverty alleviation, homelessness mitigation, education enhancement, workforce development, community enrichment, mental health advocacy, and criminal justice reform.
Blanca Ramos' expertise includes grants/contracts accounting and management, auditing, accounting, reconciliation of sub ledgers and general ledger, audit, financial statement preparation and analysis, regulatory requirements reporting, closing accounting periods and consolidation, multi-currency accounting, coordination of audit, research and interpretation of GAAP, and development of financial policies and procedures.

  YOUR AGENDA


7:00 – 8:15 | Breakfast and Check-In

8:15 – 8:45 | Opening Statements

8:45 – 9:45 | Session 1

9:45 – 10:45 | Session 2

10:45 – 11:45 | Session 3

11:45 – 12:00 | Break

 

12:00 – 1:00 | Lunch (Included)

1:00 – 2:00 | Session 4

2:00 – 3:00 | Session 5

3:00 – 4:00 | Session 6

4:00 – 4:30 | Closing Statements

4:30 – 8:00 | Networking and Dinner (On Your Own)

 

YOUR HOST

 

  • Grants Works Consulting, an Atlanta-based firm that specializes in federal grants


  • Obtained and managed over $200 million in federal grants as a recipient, subrecipient, and pass-through entity


  • Creator of the Federal Grant Management Training Series; rated 4.5/5 stars by 468 training participants


  • Founded Grants Works Academy, an online source of recipient-centered federal grant training


  • Created the Federal Grants Simplified Bootcamp,  certified for nine (9) Grant Professionals Certification Institute (GPCI) and Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Education education points 


  • We serve universities, for-profits, nonprofits, and  local and state government agencies


  • Founded by Patrice Davis, a Certified Grant Management Specialist with 16 years of federal grant experience, speaker, creator and lead trainer for Grants Works Academy, and member of two grant advisory boards


 

   THE SURVEY RESULTS ARE IN!   

 Our community was asked to share their biggest challenges with federal grants. 

Here are some of the responses:

Federal grants require intense paperwork!
  The documentation is overwhelming!  
Lack of experience and being a new organization that hasn't done that before
We lack the manpower and the experience!

OUR CONTRIBUTION

 

We're offering all-access, live, in-person training about how to improve your grant writing skills, prepare for post-award management of your grant, manage and monitor your subrecipients if you are a pass-through entity, and prepare for your single audit. Online registration option is also available.

 


 
 
 

   Here's what you'll pay:  

IN-PERSON

$599 USD

20% OFF UNTIL MARCH 15, 2024
USE DISCOUNT CODE: SUMMIT03

ONLINE ATTENDEE

$499 USD

20% OFF UNTIL MARCH 15, 2024
USE DISCOUNT CODE: SUMMIT03

JOIN US IN ATLANTA!

WHEN: Thursday, March 28, 2024

WHERE: Commerce Club ATL, Lane Room A

191 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30303

TIME: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm ET

 

REGISTER NOW