Type: Instructor-led classroom training

* If you would like to consider an online version of this course click this link: Online Project Leaders Course 

Duration: 12 hours

This course is an instructor led classroom training opportunity offered at the regional level for multiple states within each Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) region. The instructor led classroom course provides a basic overview of grant requirements and processes for WSFR grant project leaders (state agency staff) with emphasis on the knowledge and use of the Service guidance, regulations, rules and supplemental documents in writing grant proposals, project statements, and annual performance reports. The course also covers practical issues relating to budgeting, compliance issues, inventory control, outreach and interaction with state and federal grant managers. Course is conducted at locations selected by each WSFR regional office. 

Who should take this course:
Persons responsible for planning, implementing, reporting and/or overseeing agency projects/activities receiving WSFR Program's grant funding. 


  • Understand and apply general and specific grant program related guidance.
  • Describe the basic administrative and fiscal processes of WSFR Program's grants management.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the federal and state partners.
  • Identify state and federal compliance issues related to WSFR Program's grants.
  • Write project statements, grant narratives and reports.

Offered annually in most WSFR Regions. Training dates for Federal FY2019 (October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019): 

Region/LocationStart dateEnd Date
R4 Guntersville, AL10/02/1810/03/18
R5 Exeter, RI11/27/1811/28/18
R3 Springfield, IL (CANCELLED DUE TO FEDERAL HOLIDAY)12/05/1812/06/18
R3 Columbus, OH02/05/1902/06/19
R2 Phoenix, AZ02/12/1902/13/19
R1 Salem, OR03/12/1903/13/19
R1 Salem, OR03/14/1903/15/19
R6 Lincoln, NE03/26/1903/27/19

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.


Region 4 Project Leaders Course (October 2 - 3, 2018)

Region 5 Project Leaders Course (November 27 - 28, 2018)

Region 3 Project Leaders Course (December 5 - 6, 2018) - Cancelled due to Federal holiday (National Day of Mourning) to Honor President George H.W. Bush

Region 3 CMS Project Leaders Course  (February 5-6, 2019)

Region 2 Project Leaders Course (February 12 - 13, 2019)

Region 1 Project Leaders Course (March 12 - 13, 2019)

Region 1 Project Leaders Course (March 14-15, 2019)

Region 6 Project Leaders Course (March 26 - 27, 2019)


Contact WSFR Training Branch at 304-876-7927

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