Grants Training and Management Resources
Online Grants Training Courses


Training Courses:

The Department is in process of creating new grant trainings that are posted below as they become available.

Cash Management

This 45-minute course provides an overview of cash management guidelines, regulations and requirements on grant draw-downs and accrued interest, and consequences for non-compliance. An interactive exercise is included to engage the learner in the decisions required of a grant recipient related to cash management procedures. At the end of this course, learners will be able to explain:

  • Identify and apply the cash management regulations for payments.
  • Identify the legislation applicable to different types of grantees.
  • Apply the requirements of minimizing the time between the drawdown of federal funds and the disbursement of those funds for grant activities.
  • Apply, depending on the grantee type, the requirements for remitting earned interest.

Discretionary Grants Administration

This 45-minute course provides an overview of discretionary grant recipients' responsibilities for grant administration and introduces references and additional resources that are available to support grantees. The course will provide key information that can be found in the Grant Award Notification, addresses how to apply the cash management requirements when drawing down funds, addresses ED's Monitoring Practices, explains when administrative changes require approval, explains when an independent audit is required, explains common audit findings, and explains the requirements for performance reporting and records retention.

  • Apply the cash management requirements when drawing down funds from the G5 System.
  • Identify ED’s Monitoring Practices.
  • Identify administrative changes that do and do not require prior approval.
  • Identify when an independent audit is required.
  • Identify common audit findings, and the consequences of unresolved findings.
  • Identify the requirements for performance reporting and records retention.

Human Subjects Research

This one-hour course provides an overview of the Human Subjects Research requirements and concepts, the importance and application of Human Subjects Research requirements to the discretionary grants pre-award process, and the responsibilities of program staff regarding the evaluation of proposed grant award activities related to possible Human Subjects Research. At the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Define Human Subjects Research requirements and concepts, including 34 CFR 97.
  • Describe the importance and benefit of Human Subjects Research requirements in the grant lifecycle.
  • List key laws and regulations that guide Human Subjects Research.
  • Identify what are allowable and unallowable activities associated with Human Subjects Research.
  • Explain how to avoid unallowable activities and uses of grant funds in Human Subjects Research.


   
Last Modified: 03/24/2021