Welcome to the WSFR Training

The purpose of the WSFR Training Program is to provide national training to develop basic and specialized grants management knowledge and skills resulting in the consistent and sensible application of regulations, processes, and decisions in the WSFR grant programs.

WSFR training courses inform and equip state and federal grant management staff members to deal effectively with grant management processes and issues.

The Training Program also maintains the online WSFR Toolkit  for grant managers and grantees.

Course Catalog

Instructor-led Courses
Advanced Grants Management (AGM)
32 hours
Basic Grants Management (BGM)
32 hours
Lands Grants Management (LGM)
24 hours
Project Leaders Course
12 hours

Distance Learning and Online Courses

Type Duration

Online Project Leader Course



estimated 6-8 hours

Introduction to The Wildlife And Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Program


estimated 30 - 45 minutes

The Grants Management Process



estimated 20-30 minutes

Fundamentals of Real Property Technical Appraisal Reviews

Online through DOI TalentSelf-paced estimated 3 hours
Online Virtual Learning SeriesTypeDuration
WSFR Safety Margins Video Tutorial
This tutorial explains how safety margins in the Wildlife Restoration (WR), Sport Fish Restoration (SFR), and State Wildlife Grants (SWG) financial assistance programs are calculated, as well as provides best management practices for recipients to minimize the potential for reverting funds under these programs. 


35 minutes

Completing the Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs (SF-424A)

This tutorial explains how applicants of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service financial assistance programs should complete the SF-424A when applying for non-construction grants and cooperative agreements.  Click here  to download a written version of the SF-424A tutorial.

35 minutes

Completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425)

This tutorial explains how recipients of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service awards should complete the SF-425 when reporting on the financial status of Federal and matching funds under financial assistance grants and cooperative agreements. Click here to download a written version of the SF-425 tutorial.

29 minutes

Note: When viewing the on-line courses on a PC, it may be necessary to adjust your screen size depending on the web browser you use. For tablet users, it is best to open the URL link on your tablet and create a Bookmark on the Home Screen. Then click on the Home Screen bookmark to open the course.

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Schedule of FY 2020 National Training Events

Advanced Grants Management (Shepherdstown, WV.): October 7-10, 2019

Basic Grants Management (Lakewood, CO.): October 28-31, 2019

Project Leaders Course (Reno, NV.): November 5-6, 2019

Project Leaders Course (St. Petersburg, FL.): November 19-20, 2019

Project Leaders Course (Baton Rouge, LA.): December 17-18, 2019

Hybrid Basic/Advanced Grants Management (Guam): January 14,17, 2020 

Lands Grants Management (Portland, OR.): February 4-6, 2020

Lands Grants Management (Atlanta, GA.): February 19-21, 2020

Lands Grants Management (Phoenix, AZ.): March 4-5, 2020

Lands Grants Management (Hadley, MA.): March 24-26, 202(Postponed)

Basic Grants Management (Shepherdstown, WV.): May 18-21, 2020 (Cancelled)

Advanced Grants Management (Sacramento, CA.): June 8-11, 2020 (Cancelled)

Lands Grants Management (Sacramento, CA.): July 14-16, 2020 (Postponed)

Project Leaders Course (Springfield, IL.): July 28-29, 2020 (Postponed)

Basic Grants Management (Lakewood, CO.): September 14-17, 2020 (Cancelled)

Lands Grants Management (Shepherdstown, WV.): September 29 - October 1, 2020 (Postponed)

Advanced Grants Management (Shepherdstown, WV): October 26 - 29, 2020 (Cancelled)

Lands Grants Management (Hadley, MA): November 17 - 19, 2020 (online delivery)

Contact Information

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Division of Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program 
698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV 25543
FAX 304-876-7757

Debbie Unbehagen
Manager, Financial Assistance Systems and Training Branch 

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