March 7, 2024

More Than Grants: Grant Compliance

Being a grant professional, especially in a consulting firm that operates across a variety of industries and sectors, entails much more than “just” writing. It’s about program design, budgeting, data analysis, project management, facilitation, research, and beyond. On our team, we’re fortunate to have more than a dozen exceptional grant professionals. Each team member brings their unique perspective, strategic thinking, and commitment to excellence. 

Because our team thrives on collaboration and continuously strives to better serve our clients, we’ve leveraged our complementary skills to develop a range of service offerings tailored to meet clients’ varying needs. We’ve primarily shared these offerings on an as-needed basis; now we’ve refined our service suite and are looking forward to engaging clients using a cohesive approach to support.

This is a series about services that The Grant Plant provides in addition to our highest-volume offerings of grant research, writing, and reporting. The beauty of these services is that they offer flexibility that enables us to accommodate new clients and work them into our mix. Instead of scrambling to meet grant deadlines, you can schedule these services in advance – whether it’s three, six, twelve months, or beyond – and we can explore working together and future engagements. By scheduling ahead, you’re not just securing our expertise – you’re investing in your future grant success and enjoying peace of mind knowing you have a plan in place.

Beyond grant research, writing, and reporting, our services encompass supplementary expertise and capabilities. Today, let’s talk about…


Grant Compliance

Grant compliance is all about sticking to the rules laid out in your grant agreement. It’s crucial because not following these rules can lead to penalties, loss of funding, and harm to your organization’s reputation.

Once you’ve secured the grant, keeping up with compliance can feel like a daunting task. But don’t worry, because we’re here to make it easier for you. Here’s how we can help:

Support for Post-Award Management: We optimize your grant management systems to make compliance more streamlined. Our design consultations ensure your organization and technology structures are set up to handle everything from financial control to reporting, keeping you on track.

Adherence to Federal Guidelines: We develop policies and procedures that align with federal regulations and industry best practices. We provide guidance on meeting federal requirements, understanding special terms and conditions, and navigating multiple federal grants.

Monitoring Financial Management: Need help with reimbursement or drawdown requests? We’ve got your back. We advise on cost eligibility, procurement requirements, and help you address any audit findings that come your way.

Capacity Building: We offer training sessions to empower your team with the best practices and knowledge they need to stay compliant. From understanding compliance requirements to grasping Uniform Guidance regulations, we’ve got you covered.

With our support, you can navigate grant compliance confidently, ensuring your resources are used efficiently and in line with your goals. And even better, make you more likely to win the grant again next time.

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