NIH GUIDE, Volume 23, Number 8, February 25, 1994

P.T. 34


  Biomedical Research, Multidiscipl 

Public Health Service


The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health is announcing a

training course entitled "Orientation to PHS Grants and Contracts

Activities for Applicants and Recipients of Awards" which will be

presented 12 times at locations around the country between April 1994

and March 1995.  Complete information about locations and dates is



COURSE TITLE - "Orientation to PHS Grants and Contracts Activities

for Applicants and Recipients of Awards."  NOTE:  This is not a

course on grant-writing.  Rather, it is designed to provide a broad

overview of how to conduct business with the PHS using the grant and

contract mechanisms.


This is a two-day course that is designed to provide applicants for

and recipients of PHS grants and contracts a better understanding of

the procedures and expectations in applying for funding and

administering an award from the PHS.  Day one and roughly 25 percent

of day two of the course concentrate on the grants process; the

remainder of day two is devoted to contracting.  Students will be

provided with a broad overview of conducting business with the PHS

including how it is organized, when the grant or contract mechanism

is used, how the PHS contracts and grants processes are structured,

how to identify grant and contract funding opportunities, how to

submit effective proposals and applications, and how to properly

administer a contract or grant once it has been awarded.  This is

not, however, a course on "grantsmanship" or writing technical



Grant and contract staff of organizations that are presently doing

business with the PHS or plan to submit applications for grants or

proposals for contracts.  The course is intended for staff who are

inexperienced with PHS grant and contract mechanisms.


DATE                                      LOCATION

April 21-22, 1994                         Washington, DC

May 12-13, 1994                           Boston, MA

June 30 - July 1, 1994                    Denver, CO

August 8-9, 1994                          Kansas City, MO

August 25-26, 1994                        Chicago, IL

September 26-27, 1994                     San Francisco, CA

September 29-30, 1994                     Seattle, WA

November 9-10, 1994                       Washington, DC

December 12-13, 1994                      San Diego, CA

January 17-18, 1995                       Dallas, TX

February 21-22, 1995                      Atlanta, GA

March 6-7, 1995                           Washington, DC

All sessions will be held from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM both days.  Early

registration is encouraged, since past offerings of this course have

filled rapidly.



o  Introduction to PHS Assistance (grants/cooperative agreements) and

Acquisition (contracts):  PHS Mission and Organizational Structure;

Assistance vs. Acquisition (The Federal Grant and Cooperative

Agreement Act); PHS Grant and Contract Expenditures and Recipients;

Introduction to Types and Purposes of PHS Grants; Roles of PHS Grants

and Program Management Staff.

o  Seeking and Applying for PHS Grants/Cooperative Agreements:

Sources of Information; Understanding Program Announcements; The

Application Package; The Complete, Effective Application; Competition

and Objective Review.

o  Negotiation and Award Process for Grants/Cooperative Agreements:

Cost Analysis and Preaward Review; Negotiation--Clarifying and

Revising Proposed Activities; Funding Outcomes; Contents of a Grant

Award Document; General and Special Conditions.


o  Grant/Cooperative Agreement Post-Award Issues and Concerns:

Monitoring; Audit; Appeals; Progress Reports; Drawdowns; Financial

Status Reports; Grant Budget Control; Cost Principles and Unallowable

Costs; Purchasing; Property Management.

o  Seeking PHS Contracts:  Identifying PHS Contracting Opportunities;

The Legal Framework of PHS Contracting; Small Business Contracting

Programs; Roles of PHS Contracting and Project Staff.

o  Responding to Contract Solicitations:  Small Purchases - $25,000

or Less; Purchases Greater Than $25,000; Preparing the Technical

Proposal; Preparing the Business Proposal.

o  Proposal Submission, Contract Negotiation, and Award:  Submitting

the Proposal; Evaluation of the Proposal; Negotiation; Award of


o  Contract Administration:  Initial Contract Administration Steps;

Significant Contract Administration Concerns.

CLASS SIZE  Limited to 30 participants per session to maximize


ATTENDANCE  Students are encouraged to attend both full days of the

course.  A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to those who

complete the course.

COST  Tuition is $295 per session.  Travel and accommodations are the

responsibility of participants.


For information on how to register and to receive a copy of the

course brochure, contact:

John Laffey

Management Concepts Incorporated

8230 Leesburg Pike, Suite 800

Vienna, VA  22182

Telephone:  (703) 790-9595, ext. 140

FAX:  (703) 790-1371


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