Federal Grants Management 



Using engaging visual design, light animation, and recorded online demonstrations, Grants Works takes the learner through the federal grant lifecycle using training designed to be recipient-centered.

What is it about?

The Federal Grant Management Training series is a self-guided, three-video training series designed to provide government grantees with the information needed to ensure the successful and compliant management of federal grants and cooperative agreements. This is the third module in the training series. 

Did you know that recipients of federal grants can sometimes negotiate certain variables of the award because sometimes the grant award amount is different from the application budget?  We cover this and more in this training.

We will also take another look at the Terms and Conditions of the award, the guidelines that govern the award, and take another look at the Order of Precedence. 

This training will help you develop an internal grant management plan, build collaboration around compliance, and, hopefully, avoid any surprises. 


This training is divided into 3 modules:

(This is MODULE 3)


Federal Grants Basics


Notice of Award, Award Budget, and Subrecipients 


Federal Grant Management 

Our staff has managed over $129 million in government grants from: 

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • City of Atlanta, DeKalb and Fulton counties, Georgia 
  • Georgia Department of Community Affairs
  • King County, Washington
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Park Service
  • National Science Foundation
  • U. S. Agency for International Development
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U. S. Department of Justice

Who is this training for?

  • New or seasoned grant managers with little or no experience with government grants
  • Consultants and business development specialists with clients interested in pursuing government grant funding
  • Nonprofit executive leadership interested in pursuing government grants to fund programs and services 
  • City, county or state government employees with little or no federal grant management experience
  • Grant writers who want to expand on their knowledge of government grant writing and applications

What will you learn from this training?

Get to Know the Award

You will be able to understand critical steps grantees must take in the early stages and throughout the post-award phase of the grant.


You will be able to understand the relevance of preparing and submitting timely programmatic and financial reports. 


You will also understand the need to establish an internal process of validating drawdowns from the Payment Management System.

Proactive Grant Management

We will review how to request and prepare prior approval requests for a carryover of funds and a no-cost extension.


We will also review awardees’ audit requirements. 


You will understand why it is important to stay abreast of all award closeout requirements initiated by the Federal agency and ensure important documents are retained per Federal record retention requirements.


Frequently Asked Questions

Meet Patrice 

My name is Patrice Davis and I am the founder and CEO of Grants Works, a grant consulting company, and the lead trainer for Grants Works Academy.

I have over 13 years of experience managing or overseeing federal grants for large and small nonprofits, a top research university, and I reviewed grant continuation applications when I was employed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

I managed federal awards as a recipient, subrecipient, pass-through entity and my work as a federal employee helped inform my experience.

Since 2005, I successfully administered over $129 million in federal, state and county grant funding from 17 city, county, state and federal agencies.

I provided training on Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), HHS’ adoption of Uniform Guidance (45 CFR 75) and managing grant-funded travel. I am also a fiscal consultant during site monitoring visits of federal recipients of grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

I am a member of the National Grant Management Association, Grant Professionals Association, and Georgia Grant Professionals Association.

The total investment? Just $349

You get instant access to a well-designed and animated training video, The ULTIMATE Government Grant Application Checklist, The ULTIMATE Grant Wordbook, a class workbook and more.

You will learn how to develop an internal grant management plan and build collaboration around compliance.