The Notice of Award, Award Budget and Subrecipients



Using engaging visual design, light animation, and recorded online demonstrations, Grants Works takes the learner through the federal grant lifecycle with 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 second module in the training series. 

If you have ever been stymied by the requirements of a government grant, this is the training that will help simplify the process. 

Successful federal grant management begins with understanding the terms, conditions, regulatory, statutory and other requirements of the award. We will review central sections of a standard Notice of Award, understand the difference between a budget period and a period of performance and review the award budget.

We will also review the Terms and Conditions of the award. 

That is where you will find relevant Federal regulations and policies, critical information such as your reporting requirements, and general requirements such as when you are required to seek prior approval, award termination guidelines, and general instructions on how to initiate drawdowns.


This training is divided into 3 modules:

(This is MODULE 2)


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?

Take the First Post-Award Step to Grant Management Success

You will be able to understand the Notice of Award, terms and conditions of the award, and relevant regulations.

Explain the roles and responsibilities of key personnel in the grant and the grant management process. 

You will know the post award responsibilities of the award recipient and the federal agency.

Understanding Award Budgets

You will review grant budgets and understand how to monitor grant-funded expenses.

You will explore direct costs, indirect costs, and program income.

You will look at allowable and unallowable costs.

Subrecipient Monitoring

You will 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


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.

Managing a government grant—simplified.