Frequently Asked Questions

You offer three types of classes, Grant Writing, Grant Management and Managing Subawards. What's the difference?

Grant Writing (researching the funders, writing a successful proposal), Grant Management (following the rules and regulations, staying in compliance, surviving an audit after you have received the funding), and Managing Subawards (for any agency that issues, monitors and manages subawards to understand pass-through entities responsibilities).  Do these properly and you are likely to receive the grant and keep your agency ontrack, grant makers and auditors happy, and greatly increase your chances of receiving continued funding.

How much do your workshops cost and what do I get for my money?

The grant writing tuition is $495 and includes everything: two days of terrific instruction, a workbook, and access to our Alumni Resource Center that’s packed full of tools, helpful articles and a collection of sample grant proposals.

The grant management class tuition is $595 and includes two days of world-class instruction, an extensive participant guide and reference binder, and access to our Alumni Resource Center that’s packed full of tools, helpful articles and a collection of sample grant proposals..

Graduates often comment the Alumni Resource Center alone is worth the cost of admission. It is included at no additional cost!

What information do you cover?

The Grant Writing Class covers how to write grant proposals start to finish and how to locate and track relevant grant opportunities.  Federal, state, local and non-governmental, private sector grants are covered.  You’ll learn everything you need to know to get started writing grants.  View class learning objectives here.  Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies, subawardees, as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.

The Grant Management Class is for government grant recipient organizations.  As such, in this class you’ll learn how to manage your federal, state or local government grants in accordance with laws and mandatory compliance guidelines.  View the course content here.

The Managing Subawards Class is for every organization that manages subawards. The Office of Management and Budget just released extensive updates to the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards Unform Guidance.  View the course content here.


Are the classes for beginning or experienced participants?

Both. Beginners learn what they need to be successful.  Experienced attendees gain new insights, sharpen skills, affirm their knowledge and value, and leave with a sense of renewed confidence in their abilities and mission.

How and when can I pay my tuition?

Government Agency

  • Submit payment within 30 days following the workshop.
  • Payment by Credit, Debit or Check are accepted.

Individuals, Private Corporations and Non-Profits

  • Payment is due prior to attending the workshop unless you have made other arrangements with our Client Services.
  • Payment by Credit, Debit or Check are accepted.

If you have questions or need to make other arangements please call our Customer Care line at 800-814-8191

Who should attend?

Our workshops are for government and nonprofit professionals. Staff, administrators, grant managers and makers, subawardees, consultants and board members are welcome. For-profit businesses seeking grants to fund workforce development and training, research and development for the advancement of technology, medicine and/or national security are welcome, as are individual grant seekers such as artists, filmmakers and researchers. Faith-based organizations are encouraged to attend.

Our workshops are not suitable for for-profit businesses seeking start-up capital or any other infommercial-alleged sources of “free money.” If you’re looking for college tuition grants, you don’t need us, you need a college finance counselor. If you’re not sure if we’re for you, please ask. We’ll respond with a straight answer.

What about special services for people with disabilities?

As a small business we will work with you to facilitate requests for reasonable accommodation. For our hard of hearing friends, give us a 30-day notice and we can make accommodations through our Zoom Classes for Closed Captioning. If you are visually impaired we can print your book in LARGE LETTER FORMAT and include it when the books are shipped. Again please give us a minimum of 30 days notice prior to your class. If you have mobility challenges, or for any other reason need a special seating location, let us know prior to the class and we will have our instructor reserve your desired place in the classroom.

Do I have to register in advance?

Yes. After you decide which event you want to attend, please register online. It takes less than five minutes.

Do I have to buy anything else to be a successful grant writer or grant manager?
No, although having web access at your place of work is necessary as nearly every part of the grants process is in some way dependent on the web.
I heard about other grant classes - is yours different?

As different as night and day. If you didn’t read the homepage, please do. It’s worth 30 seconds of your time. Then check out graduate testimonials. Their opinion is far more objective than ours.

What's the itinerary?

Grant writing class: both days, 9 a.m. sharp to not later than 4 p.m. with lunch on your own from noon ’til 1:20 P.M. Dress casual and comfortable.

Grant management class: both days, 9:00 a.m. sharp to not later than 4:00 p.m. with lunch on your own from noon ’til 1:00 P.M. Dress casual and comfortable.

Who teaches the workshops?

Our instructors each have more than twenty years experience. They must exceed rigorous personal and professional standards before they’re invited to join our team. Meet our trainers.

You don't have a workshop scheduled in my area. Why? Any plans to?

We schedule workshops where we’re invited.  Once that happens, we seek a local host to assist in the preparations.  Got a suggestion?  Drop us a line!

Have you considered hosting a workshop? Hosting is a great way to bring a workshop to your community, save on travel and earn free seats. Your cost to host: zero. For the well-networked professional hosting is a snap. If that’s you, we want to hear from you…but only after you read about and have a fairly good understanding of our hosting program.

Have you ever had a class where I live?

If you live in or near a major city, probably yes, and we’ve held training classes in many smaller communities, too.  If you want to see where we’ve been in recent years, check this state-by-state listing.  Just remember, that link goes to a list of past events.  For current and future events, check our master schedule, which is updated weekly.

Do you provide CEU Credits?

Please visit our CEU Credits Page for more info.

Did I see your commercial on TV?

You mean the ones promoting the free money myth? No, that’s not us.

What can I do if I've been a victim of a scam by a grant company?

Please visit the Nation Association of Attorneys General website for information on filing a Consumer Complaint in your area.