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Building and Strengthening Budgets for Federal Grant Applications

Tuesday, June 14, 2016  

Webinar Details

Subject: Grants Management

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

Duration: 90 minutes

Location: Your office or conference room, per telephone connection

Course Description:

In today’s performance-driven federal funding environment, the budget you include with your grants proposals can make or break or your application. That’s why making sure budget calculations are accurate and reasonable is just the first step.

Your budget must support “the performance narrative” of your entire program. The way you calculate and categorize costs should highlight your accountability. Reviewers should have a clear roadmap through proposed spending, plus matching funds, subawards, and contracts. The way the budget is presented should help justify not only costs but potential ROI.

Exactly how do you go about creating a budget like this? With help from a federal grants expert!

Register now for How to Build Budgets That Strengthen Federal Grants 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’ll show you how to identify and calculate costs and pull everything together into a budget that’s 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’ll learn how to factor in additional revenue potential, such as matching funds. You’ll 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’ll have the chance to ask your own questions.

Reserve your space now for the know-how to use to stronger 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. Don’t miss this chance to give your own proposals a budget that gives your program the edge!

Register now for How to Build Budgets That Strengthen Federal Grants Applications.

Who Will Benefit

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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