NGMA’s Annual Grants Training
April 18-20, 2017  •  Crystal Gateway, Arlington, VA

NGMA’s Annual Grants Training Program is THE must-attend event for grants management professionals and practitioners!

Attend training sessions delivered by subject matter experts, gain practical knowledge, learn about best practices and important policy developments, participate in valuable networking opportunities with peers from across the nation, visit with industry exhibitors and take advantage of special packages to explore and experience unique historic areas.


Did you know?

You may now be able to charge the fees for your NGMA trainings to your Federal grant(s).  For state agencies and other non-Federal entities, under the cost principles of the Uniform Guidance (§ 200.472), there are allowable items for costs of training and education provided for employee development.  Please check first to ensure there is no restriction in your approved grant budget or award documents.


Registrants who attend the full Annual Grants Training Program can earn up to 20 CPEs.

GMBoK Training

Immediately following the 2017 Annual Grants Training, Friday, April 21 — Saturday, April 22, 2017.

GMBoK Training will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the full grants lifecycle from solicitation and evaluation of applications to closeout and audit. You will learn about the laws, regulations, and policies affecting your administration of Federal grants. Know what the key changes are in the requirements with the Uniform Grant Guidance published at 2 CFR 200 so that you can update your grant policies and procedures at your organization.


SEATING STILL AVAILABLE (as of 12.21.2016)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Hotel Information

The official hotel of NGMA’s 2017 Annual Grants Training Program is the Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

The Crystal Gateway Marriott offers the government per diem rate for Annual Grants Training, which is currently $242 + tax. You can reserve your room online at NGMA’s Special Reservation Site.

RESERVE EARLY! The Crystal Gateway Marriott only guarantees this rate until April 1st or until the block is filled.

NOTE: Rooms at the Crystal Gateway Marriott have been added for Saturday! Get ’em while they’re hot!

Travel and Parking

The nearest airport to the Crystal Gateway Marriott is Reagan National Airport (DCA). The Crystal City Metro stop can be accessed from the lobby of this property. Parking at the Crystal Gateway Marriott is $15/hour or $29/daily, but is subject to change at the hotels discretion. No vans over 6’3″.

Special Accommodations

If you have ADA accommodation needs or a special meal request (i.e. vegetarian, vegan, gluten free), please email Kelli Klepic at at least two weeks in advance of the training with your request.

Substitutions and Cancellations

NGMA accepts substitutions. Please forward substitution information to Kelli Klepic at If a non-member substitutes for a member, the difference between the two rates will be charged.

The cancellation policy is outlined in the table below the pricing chart.

Annual Grants Training Program/GMBoK Training Rates

The Annual Grants Training Program registration fees include:

  • Breakout sessions, general sessions, and keynote presenter presentations
  • Light breakfast, morning coffee break, lunch and afternoon light snack break
  • Industry exhibitors
  • Networking

GMBoK Training Program registration fees include:

  • Notebook of training slides, if registered by March 1, 2017
  • Access to one-time CGMS practice test
  • Light breakfast, morning coffee break, lunch and afternoon light snack break

Additional Information:

Varies by Session
Grant Professionals, including Grant Specialists, Grant Administrators, Grant Managers, Program Officers, Grant Officers, Auditors
Varies by Session
Varies by Session
Group Internet Based Study
Refunds will only be given for cancellations received by noon on the Monday prior to training. There are no exceptions.  Substitutions are allowed.  For additional information regarding refunds, cancellations, or other program concerns, please contact Kelli Klepic in NGMA’s Business Office at or (202) 308-9443.  For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints, please contact NGMA’s Executive Director, Shelly Slebrch at or (703) 909-0004.


(All early bird payments must be received by December 31, 2016In order for NGMA to close out our books without outstanding invoices, all early bird registrations not paid in full by December 31st  will be cancelled; there will be no exceptions.)


(Registration received December 1, 2016 – February 28, 2017)

  Member Rate Non-Member Rate Group Rate (for 5 or more)
Annual Grants Training Fee Only  $785 $910 $725
GMBoK Training Fee Only $649 $779 $599
Annual Grants Training Fee + GMBoK Training Fee  $1,299 $1,529 $1,199


(Registration received on or after March 1, 2017)

  Member Rate Non-Member Rate Group Rate (for 5 or more)
Annual Grants Training Fee Only  $885 $999 $789
GMBoK Training Fee Only $749 $879 $725
Annual Grants Training Fee + GMBoK Training Fee  $1,449 $1,599 $1,349


Cancellation by November 30, 2016 Annual Grants Training registration fees will be refunded, less a $75/pp cancellation fee.
Cancellation between December 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017 50% of paid registration fees will be refunded.
Cancellation on or after February 1, 2017 No refund of any registration fees. There are no exceptions under any circumstance.
No-Show No refunds will be given for Annual Grants Training and/or GMBoK no-shows; however, substitutions provided in advance are acceptable. Should a non-member substitute for a member, the difference between the member and non-member rate will be charged.

Annual Grants Training Learning Objectives:

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate new requirements outlined in new OMB Uniform Grant Guidance.
  • Implement new requirements defined in OMB Uniform Grant Guidance using new knowledge, tools and resources obtained at the conference.
  • Identify essential elements of the DATA Act and how it will impact the workflow at their local agency.

CPE-transparentNational Grants Management Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website

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