Office of Sponsored Programs

Office of Sponsored Programs

Education and Trainings

We have recently partnered with grants compliance experts, Thompson Information Services. Since 1972, thousands of professionals in business, government, law and academia have relied on Thompson Information Services for the most authoritative, timely and practical guidance available. Throughout the years, these professionals have come to rely on Thompson for help complying with the ever-changing regulatory mandates facing their organizations in a variety of areas.

With the OMB’s Uniform Grant Guidance having gone into effect in December 2014, it is crucial that anyone working on federal grants at CDU is properly trained to comply with these complex and often confusing new rules. The Office of Sponsored Programs has teamed up with Thompson Information Services in delivering trainings to Principal Investigators, Program Managers, Grant Administrators, Grant Account, Internal Auditors and others here at CDU.
To confirm your attendance for the upcoming trainings, please R.S.V.P to: Diane Ross-Nelson, (323) 563-5843 or via email at .

For information on prior trainings or to listen to the audio recordings,  please contact Perrilla Johnson-Woodard at (323) 563-5973 or via email at

*Upcoming Trainings

Post-Award Noncompliance and Audit Resolution – Grants Development & Management 1.5 CPE
Date: February 1, 2018
Time:  10:00am – 11:30am
Location:  TBD

Procurement Under the Uniform Guidance - Grants Development & Management 1.5 CPE
Date February 20, 2018
Time:  10:00 am – 11:30am
Location:  TBD

How to Build Budgets that Strengthen Federal Grants Applications – Grants Development & Management 1.5 CPE
Date:  February 28, 2018
Time:  10:00 am – 11:30am
Location:  TBD
Location:  COBB 281 – BOARD ROOM

Prior Grants Management Trainings


Grants Management Training Title

January 18, 2018Pre-Award Fundamentals – Proposal Preparation and Submission
January 17, 2018Time and Effort Reporting: Avoiding Cost Disallowances in 2018 Grants Development & Management
January 11, 2018Tell Your Story by the Numbers: How to Develop a Compelling, Evidence-Based Statement of Need Grants Development & Management 1.5 CPE
December 19, 2017Employee, Contractor, or Subrecipient? A Compliance-Based Decision-Making Process for Non-Federal Entities
December 13, 2017Are Your Policies & Procedures Aligned with the Uniform Guidance? - Grants Development & Management - 1.5 CPE
November 30, 2017Post-Award Fundamentals – Award Closeout
November 29, 2017 Funding Reduction Readiness: Strategies for Sustaining Grant Funding Amid Possible Spending Cuts
November 16, 2017 No More Excuses: Making Substantial Progress Towards Achieving Grant Objectives
November 1, 2017 2017- Compliance Supplement: What You Need to Know - Grants Development & Management
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Pre-Award Fundamentals: Budget Development
Wednesday, October 18, 2017Grants Allowability and Selected Items of Cost Under the Uniform Grant Guidance
Wednesday, October, 11, 2017Preparing for an Audit under the Uniform Grant Guidance and 2017 Compliance Supplement: New Strategies and Techniques
September 21, 2017Site Visits: How to Prepare, Impress and Come Out Finding-Free   
September 12, 2017What to Watch For: Key Risk Areas and Pitfalls for Federal Grantees  
July 15, 2917Grant Funding for State and Local Governments: Overseeing Subrecipients and Contracts
July 26, 2917The Relationship Between Proposal Writing and Compliance and Performance
July 19, 2917Risk Evaluation Requirements Under the Uniform Grant Guidance – 1.5 CPE
July 11, 2917IUnderstanding the Impact on Federal Grants and the Transformation of Federal Spending Grants Development & Management – 1.5 CPE
June 22, 2017Improper Payments Under the Uniform Grants Guidance Grants Management Webinar
June 21, 2017Updating Your Closeout Procedures Under The Uniform Grant Guidance Grants Management Webinar
June 13, 2017New GAO Revisions to the Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS): Understanding the Yellow Book Exposure Draft - Grants Management | Webinar
May 24, 2017Financial Management Under the Uniform Grant Guidance
May 16, 2017Resolving Audit Findings In The Uniform Guidance Era: A Briefing for Grant Recipients and Subrecipients - Grants Management - 1.5 CPE, 1.5 GPCI CEU
May 9, 2017 Indirect Costs & Cost Allocation Plans: Options & Requirements Under the Uniform Guidance
Grants Management - 1.5 CPE, 1.5 GPCI CEU
Thursday, May 4, 2017Pre-Award Fundamentals: Proposal Submission & Readiness
April 19, 2017Grant Applications That Win Funding: How to Write for Your Grant Reviewer Grants Wednesday, April 19, 2017
March 30 2017Purchasing Using Federal Grants: Understanding the Uniform Guidance Requirements
March 30 2017Post Award Fundamental - Cost Allowability in 2017: Understanding OMB’s Federal Award Cost Principles
March 30 2017Federal Grants Forum: Irvine, CA  - Grants Development & Management
March 21, 2017Preparing for an Audit Under the Uniform Grant Guidance: New Strategies and Techniques
March 14, 2017Risk and Integrity Assessments Under FAPIIS - What You Need To Know – Grants Management Webinar
March 9, 2017Procurement Under the Uniform Guidance Beware – The Two Year – Grants Management Webinar
Fiscal Grace Period Ends In 2017

February 22, 2017

Grant Writing in 2017 - Strategies for making your Application Standout - Presentation - 2-22-17 (002)

February 22, 2017

Subrecipient Monitoring Controls - Breaking Down and Analyzing Your Processes for Compliance - 022817

February 22, 2017

Enough Talk Already! Let’s Roll Up Our Sleeves and Write A Grant Proposal - Grant Writing in 2017 - Strategies for making your Application Standout Grants Management | Webinar |

February 14, 2017

nternal Controls: What They Are and How to Ensure Compliance Grants Management





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