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Title: National Grants Management Association


1
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential The Grants Management Body of
KnowledgeCore Domains Knowledge Areas
September 2008 Presentation to the NGP
Washington, DC Torryn P. Brazell, CMP,GPC, ACA,
CAEExecutive Director, National Grants
Management Association (NGMA) National Grants
Management Certification Council (NGMCC) For
more information about the CGMS Credential, visit
www.ngma.org
2
CGMS Presentation OverviewNational Grants
Management Certification Council
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
  • SECTION I GENERAL OVERVIEW (Brief)
  • The CGMS Credential / Program Objectives
  • Governance / Milestones
  • SECTION II KNOWLEDGE STANDARDS
    DEVELOPMENT(Brief)
  • The Grants Management Body of Knowledge
    (GMBoK)
  • SECTION III GMBoK SUMMARY PILOT
    SURVEY (Detailed)
  • The Four Core Domains The Five Knowledge
    Areas

3
SECTION IWhat are CGMS Program Objectives?
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
  • 1. To distinguish grants management as a
    profession.

2. To identify professional standards used
throughout the grantsmanagement profession. The
CGMS Program will cover grants management tasks
and practices used by all organizational types,
thus providing a broad spectrum of
knowledge-based professional standards employed
by the grants management industry as-a-whole.
  • 3. To recognize members of the grants management
    profession
  • who have demonstrated a specified level of
    knowledge essential to the
  • practice of grants management from both a grantee
    and grantor perspective.

4
SECTION I The CGMS Outcomes
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
  • The CGMS Credential will be recognized.
    Employers, peers, and others will recognize
    those who have attained a specific
    knowledge-level of the grants management
    life-cycle by having passed a rigorous exam.
  • The CGMS Credential will enhance individual
    performance. Achieving the CGMS
    designation will advance the grants management
    professionals knowledge and help to achieve
    higher levels of excellence in grants management.
    Obtaining the credential is not simply a
    one-timeeffort, but an ongoing commitment to
    professional growth.
  • The CGMS Credential will be portable. The
    CGMS Credential is independent of the type of
    organization in which a grants management
    professional is currently working and/or may be
    workingfor in the future.

5
SECTION IWho Administers the CGMS Credential?
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
  • Governance of the CGMS program is executed and
    administered by the
  • National Grants Management Certification Council
    (NGMCC or the Council).
  • COUNCIL MISSION
  • To independently guide and operate the CGMS
    Certification Program.
  • Key Functions of the Council
  • 1. Develop and Maintain the Grants Management
    Body of Knowledge (GMBOK)
  • 2. Develop Maintain the Certification Exam
  • 3. Certify Training Materials and Courseware
  • 4. Authorize Renewal of Certification

6
SECTION ICompleted MILESTONES
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
  • Strategic Planning Meetings NGMA Board of
    Directors 2001/2002
  • Surveys of the Grants Management Profession
    2003/2004
  • Grants Management Focus Groups 2004/2005
  • Concept of Operations 7-Year Development Document
    Developed 2006
  • Bid Proposal Released/Submissions
    Reviewed/Credentialing Firm Contracted 2007
  • Subject Matter Expert GMBoK Knowledge Standard
    Work Groups Convened 2008
  • Four Core Domains Five Knowledge Areas Defined
    2008
  • Pilot Survey of Task Analysis Scope Developed
    2008

7
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
SECTION II The Grants ManagementBody of
Knowledge (GMBoK)
A Body of Knowledge (BoK) represents the sum
total of all knowledge in an area of expertise,
most notably of a professional body. BOKs are
developed by professional organizations wanting
to 1. advance professional practices 2. set
standards, 3. offer a credential related to
BOK mastery
8
GMBoK 2-Day Job Analysis Work Group Grants
ManagersMarch 2008 McLean, VA GMBoK
Assessment Dialogue General Accountability
Office (GAO)May 2008 Washington, DC GMBoK
1-Day Job Analysis Work Group Program
ManagersJuly 2008 Washington, DC
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
SECTION II GMBoK Work Groups / Assessment
9
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
SECTION II GMBoK Development
  • The GMBoK
  • Covers all relevant methods, information,
    policies, regulations, and knowledge related to
    both grantee and grantor tasks and activities
    administration.

10
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
SECTION II GMBoK - Work Group Purpose Determine
Core Competencies Skills
  • Subject Matter Experts Mission To Refine Job
  • Analysis of Grants Management Program
  • Management Professionals
  • Finalized draft of actual skills, tasks areas
    of knowledge necessary to perform grants and
    program administration using a job analysis
    process
  • Determined Competency Areas
  • Determined Practice Levels Under Each Competency

11
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
SECTION III GMBoK Development Outcomes Four Core
Domains 44 Core Tasks Five Knowledge Areas 53
Knowledge Components
12
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
  • SECTION III
  • GMBoK Summary
  • The Four (4) Core Domains
  • DOMAIN I Pre-Award Activities (17 Core
    Task Areas)
  • Task Standard 1.17
  • Conduct risk assessment of financial
    assistance/grant applicants (e.g., history of
    compliance, financial management capacity)

13
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
  • SECTION III
  • GMBoK Summary
  • The Four (4) Core Domains
  • DOMAIN II Award Activities (8 Core Task
    Areas)
  • Task Standard 2.3
  • Review award documents which include terms and
    conditions, overall grant requirements, budget,
    and program design

14
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
  • SECTION III
  • GMBoK Summary
  • The Four (4) Core Domains
  • DOMAIN III Post-Award Activities (16
    Core Task Areas)
  • Task Standard 3.14
  • Develop corrective action plans to address
    deficiencies identified through site visits,
    audits, and other monitoring activities

15
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
  • SECTION III
  • GMBoK Summary
  • The Four (4) Core Domains
  • DOMAIN IV Close-Out (3 Core Task
    Areas)
  • Task Standard 4.2
  • Comply with closeout requirements (e.g., develop
    and submit final reports to grantors, equipment
    and property disposition, comply with record
    retention requirements, liquidate all
    obligations)

16
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
  • SECTION III
  • GMBoK Summary
  • The Five (5) Knowledge Areas
  • 1 GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
  • (11 Knowledge Components)
  • Three of the 11 Knowledge Components
  • grants life cycle
  • guiding principles, policies, regulations, and
    practices relating to stewardship of public and
    private funds
  • order of precedence of laws, regulations,
    policies, and agency guidance

17
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
  • SECTION III
  • GMBoK Summary
  • The Five (5) Knowledge Areas
  • 2 KNOWLEDGE SPECIFIC TO DOMAIN I
  • . . . Pre-Award Activities (13 Knowledge
    Components)
  • Three of the 13 Knowledge Components
  • required components of federal funding
    opportunity announcements (OMB)
  • award types (e.g., block, discretionary,
    mandatory, entitlement)
  • grantee registration procedures (e.g., CCR/CRS,
    DUNS number, grants.gov)

18
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
  • SECTION III
  • GMBoK Summary
  • The Five (5) Knowledge Areas
  • 3 KNOWLEDGE SPECIFIC TO DOMAIN II
  • . . . Award Activities (6
    Knowledge Components)
  • Three of 6 Knowledge Components
  • basic contract terminology
  • award acceptance methods
  • definition of vendor and sub-recipient/subcontract
    or

19
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
  • SECTION III
  • GMBoK Summary
  • The Five (5) Knowledge Areas
  • 4 KNOWLEDGE SPECIFIC TO DOMAIN III
  • . . . Post-Award Activities (21 Knowledge
    Components)
  • Three of 21 Knowledge Components
  • Single Audit Act requirements
  • accounting principles and practices pertaining to
    awards management (e.g., unobligated,
    encumbrance, cash basis, accrual basis)
  • prior approval requirements for award
    modifications (e.g., for change of project
    director, scope, budget, no-cost extensions)

20
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
  • SECTION III
  • GMBoK Summary
  • The Five (5) Knowledge Areas
  • 5 KNOWLEDGE SPECIFIC TO DOMAIN IV
  • . . . Close-Out (2 Knowledge Components)
  • One of 2 Knowledge Components
  • final reporting requirements (e.g., debt
    collection, liquidation of funds, disposition of
    equipment real property and supplies)

21
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
  • SECTION III
  • RELEASE
  • of the Grants Management Body of Knowledge

IMPORTANTCore Domain Task Standards Knowledge
Area Components are preliminary and have not yet
been rated.
22
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
SECTION III GMBoK Validation Survey (Pilot)
PILOT TEST -- September 2008 (In
Process) Web-based Validation Survey,
disseminating URL link to key project
leadership for review/comment. Feedback used to
revise final survey in preparation for release
of survey instrument.
23
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
SECTION III GMBoK Validation Survey
VALIDATION SURVEY -- October November
2008 Request rating scales in connection with
survey instrument through dissemination of FINAL
Survey Link to 1,000 to 1,500 grants management
and program management specialists.
24
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
SECTION III GMBoK Validation Rating Scales
Rating Scale 1 COGNITIVE 1) I do not use the
knowledge 2) I recognize/recall the
knowledge 3) I apply/integrate the knowledge
Rating Scale 2 FREQUENCY 1) Never 2)
Annually / Semi-Annually / Quarterly 3) Monthly
or Almost Monthly 4) Weekly or Almost Weekly 5)
Daily or Almost Daily
25
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
November / December 2008 PUBLIC COMMENT of GMBoK
Evaluate the GMBoK Through Public Comment
Process
26
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
Section III How Analysis of Survey Data is
Utilized
  1. To Confirm and Finalize GMBoK Core Domains
    Knowledge Areas, Sub Components and Knowledge
    Standards.
  2. To Determine PERCENTAGE OF EXAMINATION to cover
    each major topic area, plus Frequency of each
    specific knowledge base that is used and the
    Cognitive Level at which they are used.
  3. To develop hypothetical test specifications,
    consisting of percentage weights for each topic
    area. Exam based on GMBoK.

27
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
Winter 2009 FIRST EDITIONGrants Management Body
of Knowledge
Release of GMBOK in Publication Form. Anticipate
frequent updating of GMBOK due to the
ever-changing nature of the grants management
industry.
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Future NGP Presentation 1. Fee Schedules2.
Examination Format Application Information /
Dates 3. Courseware GMBoK Study Guide
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
  • Please send questions toinfo_at_grantsmanagementcoun
    cil.org

29
WHO IS NGMA? The National Grants Management
Association
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
  •      Non-Profit of Approx. 1,000 Grants
    Management Professionals
  •      MISSION To Enhance and Improve the Grants
    Delivery Process Through Education, Training
    Networking
  •      Headquarters Reston, Virginia
    Established 1991 Annual Conference
    Celebrating 30th Year (April 2009)

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CGMS Commitment Statement
The Certified Grants Management Specialist
(CGMS) Credential Developed for Grants Managers
by Grants Managers _______________________________
___________________________________________
  •      The CGMS Program is Participatory
  •      The CGMS Program is Consultative
  •      The CGMS Program employs proven techniques
    and best practices utilized by other
    rigorous and highly-regarded certification
    programs.
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