Online Grants Training Courses
About this training
Thank you for your interest in the fundamental fiscal requirements of U.S. Department of Education grant programs. If you have recently received a grant award, or you manage the implementation of grants in your agency, congratulations! You have been entrusted with the oversight of public funds, and we hope to help you safeguard those funds in the best ways possible.
As grant recipients, administrators, sub-recipients, or persons involved in grants-related activities and responsibilities, these courses are designed to provide you with general background information on grant fiscal management topics. While the topics focus primarily on fiscal issues, there are important concepts included in the trainings that are applicable to anyone involved in grants activities, either programmatic or fiscal.
This training is presented at a level at which both novice and more experienced grants staff will benefit from completing the courses, either by acquiring new information, or reinforcing key concepts. Interactive knowledge checks are included in the training to actively engage the learner in the application of the course contents.
This series of grant training courses is intended to align with and complement the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as well as associated regulatory, administrative, and reporting requirements of State educational agencies (SEAs) and their local educational agencies (LEAs). This training will provide a framework for continued consideration of fiscal requirements not included within the ESSA, but key to the effective management and oversight of federal funds. More information on the ESSA
These courses, where appropriate, have been updated to reflect the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance for Federal award programs, OMB Uniform Guidance: Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Guidance). The Guidance supersedes and streamlines requirements from OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, A-122, A-89, A-102 and A-133 and the guidance in Circular A-50 on Single Audit Act follow-up. It is a key component of a larger Federal effort to focus Federal grant resources more effectively on improving performance and outcomes, while ensuring the financial integrity of taxpayer dollars. More information on the Uniform Guidance
While these courses include references to the Guidance, Department staff is undertaking a comprehensive review of all policies, procedures, non-regulatory guidance and the relevant sections of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) to determine areas where conforming changes need to be made. Once identified, the courses will be updated as necessary to incorporate any EDGAR changes.
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