What is grant management?

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What is grant management?

Any administrative decisions and systems involved in applying for grants (pre-award) or fulfilling responsibilities after winning a grant (post-award) fall under the topic of “grant management”. It is important for your organization to meet generally accepted standards as well as requirements specified by the funding source.

Pre-award grant management involves issues such as: determining indirect costs, budgeting, securing matching funds, establishing and documenting collaborations, preparing job descriptions, specifying expected outcomes, and much more.

Post-award grant management involves issues such as: purchasing, accounting, program implementation, coordination with partner organizations, handling facilities and equipment, evaluating, reporting, and much more.

If you’re interested in learning more about grant management, check out our training Grant Management Essentials or our digital publications written by grant management expert Henry Flood.