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Introduction to Grants Management

Course CategoryGrants

Event calendar iconAugust 21 - 22, 2023

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This course will be delivered on-site in Pohnpei.

Registration is open to insular government professionals.

Course Description

The Introduction to Grants Management course provides an updated understanding of grants and cooperative agreements. It covers the duties of recipients and the essential tasks that must be completed during the project period. This course is perfect for administrative, finance, and program staff from organizations involved in grant implementation. It is also suitable for new staff members who lack extensive experience in grants management on existing grants.

The course aims to educate participants on how to effectively implement grants and internal controls while providing guidance on finding resources and complying with grant management regulations. The course offers opportunities to create grants management tools and perform program assessments. For offices with specific technical assistance requests, afternoon sessions will be available.

This course will take place on Pohnpei FSM, 2023, Pohnpei time. Monday and Tuesday, August 21-22, 2023 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM. The structure of this course is 3-hour morning sessions over a two-day period followed by two-hour afternoon sessions.  Programs can request to meet in the afternoon after class.

Will learn icon What You Will Learn

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 requirement

Who Should Attend

This training is most relevant for staff involved in a grant's programmatic implementation.

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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 Pohnpei, 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].










August 21 - 22, 2023

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


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CPEs - 10 Credit Hours

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On-Site, Pohnpei

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Pohnpei State Building, Peilapalap, Kolonia Govenor's Conference Room , Pohnpei

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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.