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How to Build Budgets That Strengthen Federal Grants Applications

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


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Subject: Grants Development & Management

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

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In today’s performance-driven federal funding environment, the budget you include with your grants proposals can make or break or your application. That is 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 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 How to Build Budgets That Strengthen Federal Grants 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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