Thompson Grants a division of CBIS


Wednesday, November 30, 2016 • 1:00 pm ET/12:00 pm CT/11:00 am MT/10:00 am PT

Webinar Details

Subject: Pre-award and Post-award

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Advanced Preparation: None

Duration: 90 minutes

Location: Your office or conference room, per telephone connection

Course Description:

When federal grants reviewers look over your proposal, they’ll be evaluating very specific factors: how does your proposed budget compare with proposed work? Do you have the right structure in place to support the work? Will “performance and management” appear strongly in the proposal—and in the actual execution of the grant?

Plus, from the way you write a risk evaluation, to how you incorporate previous work to show acceptable performance, you may be surprised at what does (and doesn’t) impress today’s reviewers.

Now, let a federal grants expert help you strengthen your win rate by “pre-reviewing” your proposals through the eyes of federal funding officials and their whole new set of expectations.

Register now for Your Grant Through the Eyes of a Federal Reviewer — What They Really See.

In this 90-minute webinar, Sandra Swab—one of the grants community’s most respected consultants—shows you how to handle everything from risk evaluations to past performance (good and bad). Step by step, you’ll learn how federal reviewers will evaluate your proposal, especially in areas that OMB says applicants must consider when submitting a proposal.

Merit review vs. risk evaluation . In addition to helping you pinpoint potential shortfalls with proposal content or format, the webinar will explain what applicants must understand about the difference between merit reviews and risk evaluations. You’ll also discover what reviewers look at when comparing your budget information to proposed work. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now and start writing proposals that present what reviewers want to see, including how to:

  • Use the right solicitation framework and sections to identify specific requirements associated with meeting eligibility, performance and risk criteria
  • Address performance and risk evaluation criteria using internal management operational policies
  • Build performance and management procedures into your proposal’s overall narrative
  • Make sure the proposed budget is compatible with the proposed work for the project
  • Clearly state project goals and specific deliverables tied to the program’s requirements
  • Demonstrate that your organization has the right structure in place to support the work of the government through good financial and program management

By learning how to see your proposal through the eyes of federal reviewers, you’ll know how to strengthen every proposal you submit. Don’t miss such an important opportunity to increase your win rate!

Register now for Your Grant Through the Eyes of a Federal Reviewer — What They Really See. 

Who Will Benefit

This webinar is of value to non-profit and for-profit organizations that submit applications for federal grants, including:

  • Universities other educational organizations
  • State and local governments
  • Tribal governments
  • Environmental groups
  • Research and development organizations
  • Training service providers
  • Housing organizations
  • Community development organizations
  • Family and health support organizations

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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