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Webinar • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET


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$249.00 How to Build Budgets That Strengthen Federal Grants Applications (OnDemand)

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Webinar Details

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

The budget you include in your grant applications can be your program's greatest competitive advantage in winning you more awards – or it can be your Achilles' heel. 

What makes the difference?

For starters, you need to build a budget that demonstrates accuracy and accountability with how you calculate and categorize costs. It must present costs not only as reasonable, but justifiable, given the expected outcomes. Reviewers should have a clear roadmap through proposed spending, plus matching funds, subawards and contracts. This way, reviewers can actually see award dollars at work. Ready to build all of this into your own stronger budget?

Register now for Better Budgets Mean Better Grant Applications.

Can you really learn how to build stronger program budgets in just 90 minutes? Yes—when your guide is Sandra Swab, one of the nation’s leading experts on winning and managing federal grants. Step by step, she will show you how to identify and calculate costs and pull everything together into a budget that is accurate, justifiable and a clear reflection of your approach and performance potential.

Address costs and other sources of funding. In addition to mapping out program costs, you will learn how to factor in additional revenue potential, such as matching funds. You will also get guidance on using today’s best practices to include subawards and contracts in your budget. Plus, during the Q&A portion of the webinar, you will have the chance to ask your own questions.

Reserve your space now for the know-how on strengthening budgets to create stronger grants applications, including how to:

  • Make sure your budget complies with federal requirements
  • Include the right federal award spending categories in your budget
  • Use new ways to calculate costs
  • Address matching funds and define subawards and contracts within the budget

Remember, a strong budget is more than just a list of costs. Done well, it becomes a competitive differentiator— underscoring your accountability—and even a negotiating tool for winning federal awards. Do not miss this chance to give your own proposals a budget that gives your program the edge!

Register now for Better Budgets Mean Better Grant Applications.

This webinar is of value to organizations receiving federal awards or anticipating applying for federal funds.

Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Grant administrators
  • Organization executives
  • Program managers
  • Financial managers


Sandra Swab

Sandra Swab is a leading independent consultant focusing on grants, data standards and performance measurement.  She most recently retired from the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board where she served as its Data Manager and Senior Advisor for Grants, Performance and Data Standards.  She has also worked as a senior manager at KPMG and SiloSmashers after having worked at the Office of Management and Budget as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Office of Federal Financial Management. She has over 30 years of government experience in grants, finance and program management.

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