Fact Sheet


When and Where:
        All seminars are a full day on the first day (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) and a half-day on the second day (8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.).  The seminars will take place in the following cities:

  • Nashville, Tennessee, January 7-8

  • Long Beach, California, February 25-26

  • Scottsdale, Arizona*, March 5-6

  • Dallas, Texas, April 1-2

  • Seattle, Washington, April 22-23

  • Miami, Florida, May 6-7

  • Boston, Massachusetts, June 3-4

  • Denver, Colorado, July 8-9

  • Washington, DC, August 12-13

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 16-17

This is a seminar geared toward the Tribal grantees.  Tribal agencies are strongly encouraged to attend the Scottsdale seminar.  If you have a conflict with this session, please register for a different seminar.

        These Regional Grants Management Training Seminars (RGMT) are designed specifically for people responsible for the programmatic and financial administration of grants awarded from federal programs administered by the COPS Office.  If you are a COPS in Schools grant award recipient, please be aware that attendance at a Regional Grants Management Training Seminar may not be substituted for attendance at a mandatory COPS in Schools Training session.

        COPS Tribal Resources Grant Program (TRGP) grantees receiving their first TRGP award are required, as a condition of their award, to send two representatives to attend one RGMT Seminar.  Grantees who receive COPS funds through other hiring programs also benefit from attending these seminars and are encouraged to attend, although attendance is not a condition of such awards.

Knowledgeable and experienced COPS officials will introduce seminar topics, serve as primary seminar presenters, and facilitate seminar discussions.  Topics to be covered during the seminars include the application review process, grantee financial reporting requirements, methods of payments, matching requirements, indirect costs, closeout procedures, monitoring responsibilities, procurement, lobbying, compliance with drug-free workplace requirements, supplanting, and audits.

        Funding for the Regional Grants Management Training Seminars was obtained from the COPS Office.  Seminar attendees will be responsible for all costs associated with their participation in the seminar, including transportation, lodging, and meals.  Tribal agencies are permitted to use COPS Tribal Resources Grant Program (TRGP) funds to cover these costs.  There is no seminar fee.

        The format will be informal and participants are invited to dress casually.

        A block of rooms has been reserved at each of the hotels. Room rates are the prevailing government per diem for each respective city, with the exception of Scottsdale, which is 25% above per diem.  Once you receive confirmation of your registration, please call the hotel directly to make reservations.

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