End-to-end management and administration of your grants
Grant management is one of the most important aspects of the grant application and funding cycle. If your organization pursues grants on a regular or even annual basis, you should employ at least one part-time grant manager. Grant managers perform a variety of tasks that are above and beyond what a typical program director, bookkeeper, or grant writer does. A grant manager’s responsibilities often include:
- Planning and implementing grant programs
- Preparing and issuing grant reports
- Ensuring OMB and funder regulatory compliance
- Ensuring your agency is audit-ready at all times
- Performing grants research
- Writing grant proposals
- Preparing grant applications
- Auditing grant compliance
Read more about what grant managers do in our blog post, What Good Grant Managers Do.
If your organization doesn’t have this level of support for your grant programs, Resource Associates’ can help with our Grant Management Services. Our professional consultants have been managing grants for over 15 years. We know what needs to be done and can help you develop, implement, and monitor a project and fiscal management plan for the entire life of your grant (or grants).
A professional, proven approach to grant management
Resources Associates takes a unique approach to grant management. We research the grant award and the funder’s regulations. We create a binder and organizational system to ensure all of your grant documents are in one place. We carefully analyze your organizational policies, procedures, and practices. We also evaluate and monitor your financial and grant management and evaluation protocols (as available). We then align your policies, procedures, and practices with that of funders to ensure you are in full compliance. In doing so, we will provide you with affordable (and often free) technology solutions that will allow your staff to track grant activities and expenditures at all times and at the same time. Grant resources are always limited – even if you have a multi-million dollar grant. It is vital that you know – at all times – if you have accomplished various goals and activities so that you can make the informed decision to continue non-required programming.
Other components of our customized Grant Management Services can help your organization with…
- Laying out all of the terms and conditions of your grant award, including payment processes, cost sharing, and program income requirements
- Helping you create a game plan for accomplishing your grant goals and objectives, including providing you a dedicated number of hours to assist in writing job descriptions, making job postings, assisting with the interview process, and building/implementing systems and processes to track grant activities against funder expectations
- Supporting you in meeting your required financial and performance reporting requirements
- Coaching you on how to use grant funds for rent and property management expenses
- Guiding you through any changes in budget or scope you might have for your grant
- Supporting the communication process between you and your awarding agency
- Guiding you through end of grant issues, including close-out
- Educating your staff on grant management tips and system revisions for improving management of current and subsequent grants
- Creating an optimal relationship so you take advantage of our other professional services such as grant writing, evaluation, and audit coaching
- Recording and providing a written plan for every component of management identified
As soon as you’ve been awarded a grant, get in touch with Resource Associates. We’ll get everything in place so that you can implement a successful grant with no stress or additional burden on your staff. We can also do all of the required grant evaluation and reporting. The best part of working with Resource Associates for your grant management solution is that in most cases you can pay for our services from your grant monies. This means no out of pocket expense for your organization.
Not sure grant management is right for your organization? Read our blog post about common barriers to grant management.