Grants Online Training Classes and Webinars

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Grants Online Training - Meet your instructor Lillian Barnes 

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Federal Program Office Training


Training Schedule

Schedule for FY 2021:
(This schedule is subject to change based on Grants Online workload in FY 2021.)

  • Q1 - November 2-4 NOAA GMAC - Completed
  • Q2 - February 1-3 NOAA GMAC - Completed
  • Q3 - May 3-5 NOAA GMAC - Completed 
  • Q4 - August 2-4 NOAA GMAC 

General training for New Federal Program Officers is normally held 3-4 times per year. All Bureaus are welcome to attend, however the class is currently conducted using the NOAA business process. The next class is scheduled for August 2021.

Program Office users interested in training should contact their GMAC or Bureau representatives to register.

Training Materials:

NOAA: The most recent  New FPO Student Training Package was updated for the May 2021 class. 

NOAA YouTube Channel: New FPO Training Playlist

EDA: The most recent  EDA Project Officer Grants Online Training Package was updated in May 2020. 

EDA YouTube Channel: New FPO Training Playlist

Additional training will be available upon request, however it  must be sponsored by a Program Office.

Federal Grants Management Training


Grants Management: The most recent Grants Specialists and Grants Officers Training Package was updated in 2016.

EDA Staff Webinars (May & November 2017, May 2019, February 2020)

Questions and Answers (updated April 2020)

Video #1 (Recorded May 2017)

Video #2 (Recorded May 2019)
The following topics were discussed during Video #2:
      a. Closeout Processes --> timeline 0:00
      b. Reassignments --> approximate timeline 01:01:03
      c. Amendments -- approximate timeline 01:26:00

Video #3 (Recorded February 2020)
The following topics were discussed during Video #3:
      a. Progress Report Due Dates --> approximate timeline 02:15
      b. The Closeout Process --> approximate timeline 14:58
          * Closeout Notices - how they work in Grants Online
          * Extension to Closeout vs. No-Cost Extension --> approx. timeline 21:20
          * Issues that can prevent a clean Closeout Process --> approx. timeline 34:55
              -- Open Award Action Requests (AARs), including duplicates
              -- Award File in Progress (Amendments)
              -- Unsubmitted Performance Progress or Federal Financial Reports
          * Financial Closeout Process --> approximate timeline 42:15
      NOTE: All ASAP Drawdown AARs must be completed BEFORE the final Federal Financial Report is approved, and only one may be processed at a time.
          * Administrative (Manual) Closeout Process --> approximate timeline 51:45
      c. Tracking Worflow History and Task Location --> approximate timeline 1:05:00
      d. The **NEW** Grants Online Program Management Office website

Additional training will be available upon request, however it  must be sponsored by a Program Office.

 

Grantee Training


Grant Recipient (Grantee) FY 2017 - FY 2019 Webinars
Note: These webinars were sponsored by EDA, however many are applicable to all bureaus. 

Grantee Overview (Power Point) (December 2017)
Webinar Questions & Answers (Last Updated: June 2019)
Video #1 - Grantee Overview (Recorded November 2017)
Video #2 - Grantee Special Interest Topics (Recorded May 2018)
The following topics are discussed in Video #2:
      a. Performance Progress Reports (PPRs)
      b. Federal Financial Reports (FFRs)
      c. Award Action Request - ASAP Drawdown
      d. Attaching a File in Grants Online
Video #3 - Grantee Special Interest Topics (Recorded May 2019)
The following topics are discussed in Video #3:
      a. Introduction --> timeline 00:00
      b. Closeout --> approximate timeline 06:10
      c. Amendments --> approximate timeline 37:15
      d. Reassignments --> approximate timeline 01:01:00

Additional training will be available upon request, however it  must be sponsored by a Program Office.

 

Reviewer Training


Application/Proposal Reviewer's Quick Reference Guide (December 2019)

Additional training will be available upon request, however it  must be sponsored by a Program Office.


Grants Online YouTube Channel

Visit the Grants Online YouTube Channel for our latest videos and recorded webinars. 

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