Why I Should Attend?

The federal government’s grant deadline “Rush Hour” traditionally runs from December through March. Grant writers that are the most successful at winning grants recognize that grant writing is about effective program development, implementation and management–not just a pursuit for grant dollars. The OMB Super Circular provides extensive rules that apply directly to discretionary grants that tribal governments, tribal organizations, and non—profit organizations must learn and apply to their grant applications and grant awards.

This course will help participants to develop realistic and justifiable budgets to make sure the tribe or organization is not “saddled” with having to fund the new projects. Many federal grant programs require a “match”. This course will provide participants with creative solutions to help meet the grant matching requirements. Federal agencies also require some evidence of community planning. This course will also inform the participants of the new OMB Super Circular, and how it will affect your grant awards.

OMB Super Circular rules differ from rules under the Indian Self-Determination Act, yet there are similarities. Instructors will identify the differences and similarities between federal awards under the Indian Self-Determination Act and discretionary grants. KIVA developed unique cost principles matrix that combines cost principles under the OMB Super Circular and the Indian Self-Determination Act. The cost principles matrix is a valuable tool for tribal governments and tribal organizations because Indian tribes and tribal organizations are very unique in how they operate their programs which affects how they spend federal funds under their federal awards.

Who Should Attend?

Tribal planners, tribal grant writers, tribal program directors and managers, tribal finance and accounting staff, non-profit organizations.

What Will I Learn?

  • How to register under SAM.gov and get your DUNS number
  • How to develop highly competitive grant proposals that obtain fundable scores from grant review panels
  • How to organize a grant document
  • How to align the budgetary and administrative capacity with available grants
  • How to search for the right grant
  • Methods for researching and analyzing NOFAs and RFPs
  • Techniques for building and utilizing partnerships and coalitions and leveraging influential supporters
  • How to develop and create a budget document to ensure you are requesting sufficient funding for your project
  • Problem identification and problem-solving techniques
  • How to write goal statements, objectives, and action plans
  • How to identify the resources that may be applied to your proposals that require matching funds
  • How to create a realistic timeline that reflects how you propose to achieve your grant objectives
  • Overview of how indirect cost rates affect grant budgets
  • Detailed instruction on new OMB Super Circular rules; and how it affects grant applications, grant administration, grant budgets, grant matching requirements, cost principles, financial reporting requirements, annual audits and grant closeouts
  • Special instruction on cost principles and how the principles impact tribal governments, tribal organizations; and how OMB cost principles compare with cost principles under the Indian Self-Determination Act