(A 3-Module Training Series)


This three-module training goes beyond the basics and teaches you what federal grants are and how to apply for, manage, and comply with your award.


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.

This training is rated 4.5/5 stars by over 340 public health officials.

What is it?

Grants Works created this three-module federal grant management training to help grantees understand federal grants from the basics to grant closeout.

The training series is divided into 3 modules:

  • Module 1: Federal Grant Basics
  • Module 2: Notice of Award, Award Budget, and Subrecipients
  • Module 3: Federal Grant Management

Using engaging visual design, light animation, and recorded online demonstrations, Grants Works takes the learner through the federal grant lifecycle in a cohesive manner that was designed to be "recipient-centered."

We believe that recipient-centered training goes beyond teaching grantees how to submit one report or use a system to complete a task, we designed this training to help you understand how the tools and resources can be used in the real world.


This training is divided into 3 modules:


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?

In Module 1, learners will:

  • Know what a federal grant is
  • Know the difference between discretionary and formula grants
  • Understand the grants lifecycle from the perspective of the awardee and the federal agency.
  • Understand the federal grant application process.
  • Learn how to review a solicitation to identify some of the key areas
  • Review all of the online tools and portals 

In Module 2, among other objectives, learners will:

  • Be able to understand the Notice of Award, terms and conditions of the award, and relevant regulations.
  • Review grant budgets and understand how to monitor grant-funded expenses.
  • Better understand the role of subrecipients, the pass-through entity or primary recipient’s oversight responsibilities, and determine how to classify a subrecipient from a contractor

In Module 3, among other objectives, learners will:

  • Understand critical steps grantees must take in the early stages and throughout the post-award phase of the grant.
  • Understand the relevance of preparing and submitting timely programmatic and financial reports.
  • Understand awardees' audit 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.

Get lifetime access to all three today for just $799

You get instant access to 3 well-designed and animated training videos, 3 module-specific workbooks, The ULTIMATE Government Grant Application Checklist, The ULTIMATE Grant Wordbook, a class workbook and more.

Learn all about federal grants from the basics to closeout.


CPE eligibility under consideration.

Grants Works' Federal Grant Management Training Series (3 Modules) has been registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.