Episode 1: Grants 101 - "What You Need To Get Started On State, Federal, and Other Grants"


Thursday, December 17, 2020, 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

  • Members $ 15.00 Before Dec 15, 2020 Members $ 15.00
  • Government / Partner Colleagues $ 15.00 Before Dec 15, 2020 Government / Partner Colleagues $ 15.00
  • Non-members $ 30.00 Before Dec 15, 2020 Non-members $ 30.00

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This session will provide information on best practices on grant start-up with State, Federal, and other agencies before you apply.  Understanding the basic grant activities that every agency or local government needs to have ready for compliance and application purposes is essential.  This interactive presentation will allow you to ask questions and have a dialog to increase your understanding of this potentially challenging topic.

Learning Objectives:  Participants completing this session will be able to:

  • Gain a basic understanding of grant start-up;

  • Become aware of actions that are needed to setup and maintain grant eligibility including:
  1. DUNS
  2. SAM Cage Code
  3. GATA
  4. W-9, EIN, and proof of good standing
  5. Internal Controls
  6. Additional potential requirements by State, Federal, and other agencies
  • Learn the potential ramifications for failing to meet required deadlines. 

Speakers:  Ben Richards, Grant and Special Projects Administrator, Waukegan Park District and Jon Beckmann, Superintendent of Finance, Waukegan Park District

Intended Audience: Finance Professionals
Delivery Method: Internet Based
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: No prerequisites required
Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation required
Field of Study: Finance -Technical
CPE: Earn About 1.0 CPE credit

CPE hours: 1.00

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