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Type: Instructor-led classroom training 

Duration: 32 hours

Description:
This course provides a conceptual and working knowledge of advanced administrative and financial issues in managing grant programs administered by Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Program. Emphasis is placed on complying with administrative and financial rules and regulations relating to the Acts, CFRs and OMB Circulars. Advanced topics include managing and monitoring funding sources, accounting for expenditures and reimbursements, financial reporting requirements and audit requirements. This includes the use and knowledge of the Service Manual, regulations, rules and other guidance.

Who should take this course:
Persons responsible for the coordination and/or financial administration of WSFR grants, especially state coordinators and accountants and WSFR regional staff. Persons attending this course are required to have basic knowledge and experience managing WSFR grants or have attended the Basic Grants Management Course.

Objectives:

  • Describe the funding sources and methods in which funds are distributed for various grant programs administered by WSFR Program, and the Acts, Rules and Regulations governing the programs.
  • Identify administrative compliance requirements including subrecipient monitoring.
  • Become familiar with managing and monitoring grant funds, spending mandates and grant awards.
  • Describe the roles, responsibilities, communication and issues involved in the audit process.
  • Build a network of professional contacts across state and regional boundaries to assist in solving grant administrative and financial issues.

Availability: 

2019/2020:

October 7 - 10, 2019 at NCTC, Shepherdstown, West Virginia (Sunday, October 6 and Friday October 11 are travel days)

June 8 - 11, 2020 at the WSFR Region 8 HQ Office in Sacramento, CA.  (Sunday and Friday are the travel days).  Registration is not yet open for this class!

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to providing access to this course (event) for all participants. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services, close captioning, or other accommodation needs to Julie Schroyer, 304-876-7927, julie_schroyer@fws.gov, TTY 800-877-8339.

Enroll/Register:

AGM Registration-NCTC, Shepherdstown, WV (October 7-10, 2019)

Financial Assistance Toolkit:

Persons attending the Advanced Grants Management course will be required, prior to the class, to download the current version of the Financial Assistance (FA) Training Toolkit onto either a work electronic device (tablet or laptop computer) or personal device and bring with to the class.  We will use the Toolkit as a resource throughout the class to review statutes, regulations, policies, and guidance.  For directions on how to download the FA Training Toolkit, please click here (make this a hyperlink to the Financial Assistance Training Toolkit space).  

Questions:

Contact Phil King at 304-876-7469 or Ryan Oster at 304-596-3641

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