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Grants Management Overview

Course CategoryGrants

Event calendar iconFebruary 27 - March 01, 2023

Event time icon8:30 a.m.

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This course will be delivered on-site in CNMI.

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Course Description

The Grants Management Overview course will provide updated information about grants and cooperative agreements, including the responsibilities of recipients and key tasks that must be completed during the project period.  This course will be informative for administrative, finance, and program staff from organizations that are involved with grant implementation.  It will also be relevant for new staff on existing grants who do not have extensive experience in grants management.

This 3 day course will provide information about how to implement grants and put internal controls in place. You’ll learn how to find resources and learn about what is necessary to stay in compliance managing grants.  This course “builds” from each day to the next.  Participants should plan to attend the entire course or risk becoming lost because they have skipped a session. There will be opportunities to create grants management tools as well as conduct program assessments. 

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After successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the key roles and responsibilities of grantor staff and recipients.
  • Describe organizational processes that must be put in place to effectively manage the grant.
  • Be aware of the tasks that must be performed during the lifecycle of the grant
  • Implement effective strategies for managing your grant
  • Execute post-award amendments
  • Understand the financial requirements for implementing grants
  • Complete a continuation application (Forms, Budget and Progress)
  • Gain awareness on how to update their project/program narrative
  • Locate federal regulations applicable to grant recipients
  • Identify common financial management issues
  • Get updates on reporting and audit requirements

Who Should Attend

This training is most relevant for staff who are involved in the programmatic and/or financial management of a grant.

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For all on-site training in the insular areas, the Graduate School USA's Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) works closely with local training hosts to ensure that participants, instructors, and training support staff enjoy a safe learning experience. Please note the following:

  • Full details of PITI-VITI's health and safety guidelines are available here.
  • Local health and safety guidelines for the government of CNMI, which will be hosting this training, is available at
  • Please contact PITI-VITI Admin at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Info icon Tuition Fees

With funding support from the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs, courses are available free of charge for government accountability professionals within the insular areas. The course fee is waived and there is no cost to register and attend, Professionals who do not meet the above criteria, please contact [email protected].










February 27 - March 01, 2023

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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CPEs - 20 Credit Hours

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On-Site, CNMI

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Multi-Purpose Center - Beach Rd, Susupe, Saipan 96950, CNMI

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David Rykken

David Rykken

Washington, DC

David Rykken has more than 25 years of experience in public service working with all levels of government. He has worked for HHS at headquarters in DC for the last 15 years as a Supervisory Management Analyst, a Senior Emergency Management Specialist, and a Supervisory Public Health Advisor.