Federal Grants - Federal Find and Fit
Session 2 of the Federal Grants Series

Applying for federal grants can be daunting. Between the broad and changing range of federal funding and making sure that what you do find is actually a good match for your organization, it’s easy to feel out of your depth. In this webinar, Julie Assel, GPC, will take you through the federal grant trends you need to know, the tools you need to use, and how to talk to your organization about the opportunities you find.

What You'll Learn: 

  • The major trends in federal funding
  • How to research federal grants
  • How to track your research
  • How to read and understand a federal RFP
  • How to discuss the opportunities you find with your organization


The trainers for these sessions are all credentialed grant professionals (GPCs) who agree to adhere to the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Code of Ethics and are GPA Approved Trainers. All of the trainings in this series align with the Grant Professionals Certification Institute's competencies and skills.

GPCI Competencies and Skills: 1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 1.7, 1.8

This training aligns with the Grant Professional Certification Institute’s Competencies and Skills and is approved for 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). Full participation in this training is also applicable for 1.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.


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 Find and Fit

    3. QUIZ: Federal Find & Fit

About this course

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