Federal Grants: Evidence-Based Programming
Session 6 of the Federal Grants Series

More and more grants are asking questions about how you know the services you provide will have the impact you claim will result. These questions may be worded similar to this: What is the evidence-level of your program, model, or services? Is there research or other evidence demonstrating that this program can be successful when implemented in accordance with the program model on which it is based? What documentation do you have of your evidence-based or evidence-informed approach? This session will not only describe the most commonly used five-tiered evidence levels, it will also provide insight on how to describe programs which may use research or evidence to guide its programming but do not use a specific research or evidence-based model with validity.

What you will learn:

  • Clear definitions of evidence-based and research-based 
  • Commonly used evidence levels
  • How to describe programs not based on specific evidence-based models, but which still use research to guide its programming.

The trainers for these sessions are all credentialed grant professionals (GPCs) through the Grant Professional Certification Institute and Approved Trainers with the Grant Professionals Association. 

GPCI Competencies and Skills: 2.3, 3.7, 4.4, 4.6

Length: 60 minutes


Most people consider federal grant training to be a more advanced form of grant writing and management. We at Assel Grant Services do a lot of work with federal grants and we believe that federal grants share a lot of characteristics with significant federal grants. That said, there are a lot of nuances unique to federal grants to learn. This professional development series is designed to help nonprofit professionals who have never written a federal grant be as prepared to step through the federal grant pre-award and post-award process for the first time with confidence.

These sessions are designed to support nonprofit professionals before and during their first federal grant. If you don’t tune in before your first opportunity comes out, this series can be managed during a typical six to eight-week federal grant funding cycle.

Session 1: Pursuing Federal Grants
January 26, 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM CT

Session 2: Federal Find and Fit
February 3, 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM CT

Session 3: Relationships with Program Officers and Legislators
February 10, 2021| 12:00 PM-1:00 PM CT

Session 4: Federal Grant Registrations and Portals
March 9, 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM CT

Session 5: Managing the Development of a Federal Grant Proposal
April 7, 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM CT

Session 6: Evidence-Based Programming
May 5, 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM CT

Session 7: External Evaluators: When is it Required and What to do When it is Required
June 9, 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM CT

Session 8: Standard Federal Budget Forms
July 7, 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM CT

Session 9: Federal Budget Justifications: Reasonable, Allowable, Allocable
July 28, 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM CT

Session 10: Federal Research Grant Budget Justifications
August 4, 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM CT

Session 11: Federal Grant Management: Financial Requirements
September 8, 2021| 12:00 PM-1:00 PM CT

Session 12: Federal Grant Management: Non-Financial Requirements
October 6, 2021| 12:00 PM-1:00 PM CT

Session 13: Becoming a Federal Grant Reviewer
December 8, 2021| 12:00 PM-1:00 PM CT


  • Available as one-hour training sessions or bundled as a full series

Cost: $50/session or $600 for the full series

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome: Let's Get Started

    2. Video: Federal Grants - Evidence-Based Programming

    3. Session Evaluation

    4. Quiz: Federal Grants - Evidence-Based Programming

About this course

  • $50.00
  • 4 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content