Welcome to Grant Management Training for Non-Profit Applicants and Recipients
EPA’s Vision and Overview of This Course
EPA is committed to ensuring that its grants programs meet the highest management and fiduciary standards, and further the agency's mission of protecting human health and the environment.
This web-based training is designed to help non-profit recipients of EPA grants and cooperative agreements (grants or grant agreements) manage their grants in a manner that assures EPA meets this vision. (When we use the term “grant” in this training, it means both “grants” and “cooperative agreements ”. Grants are also sometimes called “assistance agreements”.)
EPA’s regulation that applies to grants is found in Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-profit Organizations, (see 40 CFR Part 30). These administrative requirements are the nearly identical to those for all other Federal agencies, although it is written for EPA.
The training is organized generally consistent with EPA’s grant making process from before EPA awards a grant through the closeout of the grant.
Part 1 -- Applying for a Grant
Part 2 -- Demonstrating Management System Capability
Part 3 -- Accepting a Grant
Part 4 -- Managing Grant Activities
Part 5 -- Closing the Grant
You will apply for an EPA grant either in response to a competitive request for grant applications or proposals or by submitting an unsolicited proposal. EPA selects most applications for award through its competitive requests.
If you are awarded an EPA grant you will then manage the grant activities to completion, including requesting payments, purchasing goods and services, keeping records, submitting reports, and closing the grant when it is complete.
While this is a training course, it may also be used as guidance for various activities as your organization manages an EPA grant project. For example, it provides specific guidance for purchasing goods or services necessary for your project and preparing necessary reports related to your project.