Grant Management Basics: How to Document Your Use of Grant Funds

Document organization can be challenging and boring. Use your tools to make your life a whole lot easier. Oh, and both reimbursement and closeout will be a lot easier, too. The other hint is to turn it into a game. Here is a list of things to find… go find them. Grant management best practices includes actions that are done for their own sake. It may not be as dramatic as responding to 911 calls or triage patients. Those actions require funding, paychecks, supplies, power, and internet. Your work keeps all of that moving. Documenting your grant fund use is an integral part of how to manage disaster relief grants.

FEMA Grant Accounting Basics: How To Make Big Purchases With Grant Funds

Avoid the number one failure that causes the DHS OIG to recommend grant clawback, and keep your hard-won grant funds working in your community. In our FEMA Quest game and in our game cards, we call this the Land of Eleven. The reason is that there are eleven essential steps which will generate at least eleven documents. Get eleven documents, you’re likely following grant management best practices. In this episode, we learn how to make big purchases with grant funds.

FEMA Grant Accounting Basics: Small Purchases with Grant Funds

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The small purchases are often the ones that can skew the budget if unchecked. Maximize your reimbursements and make sure everything you’ve spent is covered by following these three simple steps – and by three steps, I think I mean four. Join us as we examine how to make small purchases with grant funds. In our FEMA Quest game, this corresponds to the Lil Money Loop.

FEMA Grant Accounting Basics: Setting Up for Labor, Equipment & Material Cost Reporting

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Do this task once and access the data 100s to 1,000s of times, depending upon your grant. It’s a huge timesaver AND maximizes your reimbursement. In this episode, we’ll take a closer look at Tempest-GEMS and the features you’ll use during the early phases of the FEMA public assistance grant program lifecycle. We aim to show grant management best practices using grant management software.

FEMA Small Grants: Are They For You?

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Find out why you really don’t love small grants…but think you do…and avoid the pitfalls. FEMA small grants fall within a special set of rules. It permits a simplified effort with grant management best practices. A FEMA public assistance small grant seems very attractive but may cause problems long term. You decide as we examine the topic in detail. Walking Small trail on the FEMA Quest map is easier than the rough terrain, hazards, and effort of Large grants.

The Role of States in the FEMA Grant Process

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Ensure visibility of your grant recipients’ progress and reduce your administrative burden using one simple, inexpensive tool. We’ll define the difference between grant administration and grant management and take a look at the role of states in the FEMA grant process. Join us as we explore, grant administration best practices using grant management software.

Simple Grant Management with Tempest-GEMS

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Every expense documented. Every dollar you deserve. Every risk mitigated. Easily and accurately manage your grant documentation, maximize reimbursement and minimize grant management burden with one simple tool. That tool is Tempest-GEMS. In this episode, we will introduce grant management best practices using grant management software.

Building Your Disaster Relief Grant Management Team: Key Grant Management Roles

Building your disaster relief grant management team requires identifying people to fill roles. We are building a Cast of Characters for our FEMA Quest Game as a means of helping you identify Good-Guys. There are key grant management roles that we suggest you fill. Stay tuned to learn the value of Wizards and Millers. While we can show you how to manage disaster relief grants, you and your team must do the work.