(A 3-Module Training Series)


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?

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.