Week at a Glance


NGMA AGT and GMBoK to be Rescheduled 
On behalf of the leadership of NGMA, we thank you for your support of the National Grants Management Association. Our Grants Management community is strong, and we are thankful that you are a part of our NGMA family. The health and safety of our members, attendees, partners, leadership and staff are of the utmost importance and our first priority. The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) public health issue has been on our minds for some time now as we have monitored government regulations and news about the ever-evolving nature of this unfortunate public health event. Over the weekend, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued guidelines that events of 50 or more people be canceled for at least 8 weeks and the Governor of Virginia announced that all gatherings of 100 or more people statewide were banned.

With these thoughts in mind, we are announcing today that we will be postponing NGMA’s Annual Grants Training (AGT) and Grants Management Body of Knowledge Training (GMBoK) until a later date. This decision has started the process of our discussions and negotiations with our hotel and vendor partners for future date possibilities that still meet our previously established parameters and based on public health projections of the subsiding of this virus concern. 

For all registrants of the Annual Grants and Grants Management Body of Knowledge Trainings, we will automatically apply your registration fees as a credit on account with NGMA. This credit can be used for anything NGMA-related including our future scheduled training, membership, webinars, printed GMBoK guides or Certified Grants Management Specialist renewal, testing or prep fees. The credit will be good for two years and can be used at any time during this time period. We do understand that some attendees have fiscal year policies or other requirements that would require a refund. If you absolutely need to request a refund, please email [email protected] with your full contact information and reason for your request and our customer service staff will contact you to discuss the next steps.

Thank you for your support of NGMA and contributing to the strong grants management community that we have all built as a team. We look forward to continuing to serve you now and in the future.


Alyssa Haugen

Andrew S. Goldschmidt, CAE
Executive Director

Last Chance for Uniform Guidance Comments

OMB has released the proposed revisions to the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200) and the comment period runs through March 23, 2020The National Grants Management Association is collecting and compiling member comments for submission. If you are interested in submitting your comments to NGMA for inclusion, please send your comments to [email protected]

Where can I find more information?

To review the proposed revisions and/or submit your own comments directly to OMB, please visit: 


More information will be available soon through NGMA's email communications, newsletters, and social media. 

Join Us in Celebrating International Grant Professionals Day
How can we make the world a better place?

This is one of the chief questions that is asked and answered in the grants community. Some consider it to be the only question that really matters.

Federal, state, and local entities offer grants to enable game-changing individuals, teams, and organizations to implement their visions. The possibilities are endless, but the one element that is common among them all is the team of people who turn ideas into action — grants professionals.

  • From formulating the idea of planning it out to calculating financial needs, prospective grant recipients are the folks who get the ball rolling.
  • Grant writers then shape the story that will be presented to grant sponsors for consideration.
  • Once a grant has been awarded, the implementation team executes the plan.
  • At the same time, grant managers ensure that they comply with the terms of the grant.
  • In some cases, pass-through entities contribute to maximizing the grant’s impact by expanding the group of partners beyond the original set of awardees.
  • After the specified period has ended, the grant must be closed out.
  • Many grant recipients publicize their accomplishments and challenges to encourage like-minded individuals to act as well.

Transforming an idea into action with the help of a grant requires a special group of people. On this day, International Grant Professionals Day, Management Concepts thanks grants professionals across the globe for your commitment, dedication, and enduring patience. Your work makes the world a better place for all of us.

Natalie Komitsky is the Content Marketing Manager at Management Concepts. For more than ten years, she has been creating compelling content that tells stories, communicates ideas, and captivates readers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Nonfiction Writing, and Editing from George Mason University.

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