About GMBoK Guide


The Grants Management Body of Knowledge (GMBoK) Guide is a foundational resource for all grants management professionals. Produced and prepared by NGMA and The Bruman Group, PLLC, it is designed to provide grants management professionals with a comprehensive resource to help navigate the field of grants management. 

The GMBoK Guide provides detailed information on:

  • Navigating the governance for grants and other federal financial assistance;
  • Understanding the phases of the grants management lifecycle;
  • How to apply internal controls to avoid fraud, waste and abuse of federal funds;
  • Learning the roles and responsibilities of auditors and auditees; and more.

How to Access the GMBoK Guide

ONLINE (members only / login required)
Access an online version of the Guide by clicking the Online Access button below. 

The online Guide is READ-ONLY; it cannot be downloaded or printed.

Hard copies of the GMBoK Guide may be purchased by clicking the Purchase Today button below.

Cost: $199 for Members | $373 for Non-Members (price includes a complimentary one-year NGMA membership)


GMBoK Guide FAQs

Q: What information can I find in the GMBoK Guide?

The Guide provides an in-depth understanding of the grants management lifecycle, from solicitation to application evaluation to the closeout and audit phases. It covers the laws, regulations and policies affecting federal compliance while calling specific attention to recent changes affecting the administration of federal awards.

Q: What types of standards and regulations are included in the Guide?

The Guide is built upon authoritative federal standards and regulations, including the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) located at 2 CFR Part 200; the Government Accountability Office’s (GAOs) Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government; the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-123, Managements Responsibility for Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control; and the annual Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Compliance Supplement.

Q: Who can benefit from the Guide?

The Guide is pertinent to grants management professionals representing every corner of grants management, including federal agencies, state, local, tribal and territorial governments, institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations and the private sector. The specific application of the concepts offered in the Guide will vary by organization, by grant and many other factors as diverse as the organizations managing them.

Q: Can I download and print the online version of the Guide?

No. The online GMBoK Guide is a ready-only file. It cannot be downloaded or printed. 

Q: When was the latest version of the Guide published?

May 2021. (Updated version coming in 2024. Stay tuned!)

For more information or assistance with your purchase,
contact Allison Harris at [email protected] .