About GMBoK Guide


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

How to Access the GMBoK Guide

Online- Members may access an online, searchable version of the Guide by clicking the Members Online Access button below. 

Hard copy- Hard copies of the GMBoK Guide are available for purchase by clicking the Purchase Today button below.

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


What information can I find in the 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.


Who can benefit from the Guide? The GMBoK 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.


What types of standards and regulations are included in the Guide? The GMBoK 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 OMB Compliance Supplement.


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 role and responsibilities of auditors and auditees; and more.

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For more information or assistance with your purchase, contact Kelli Klepic at [email protected] or (202) 997-9982.