A results-oriented program to help you with the Fundamentals of Transit Grants and Funding.

Level 1

Fundamentals of Transit Grants & Funding

Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time

Course Topics

  • What is a “grant” and how do I know if my agency qualifies?
  • Who are the grant funding agencies? How do I contact them?
  • How do I apply for federal, state, and local grants the “right way”? 
  • What are the best practices to use in applying for competitive grants?
  • How do I engage the public and stakeholders in my grant funding process?

Course Format (100% online)

You must complete 3 hours of self-paced prep work and attend the 3-hour online live session in order to get your credit for the course. 

Course Fee:

$325 for Fundamentals of Transit Grants & Funding Level 1
$600 when you register for both Levels 1 and 2.

Course Overview

This set of courses will provide an overview of grant funding programs, requirements, and procedures essential to transit and social service transportation agencies. For Level 1, participants will learn the basic steps involved in applying for and administering grants and financial assistance, while obtaining fundamental knowledge about compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. An interactive exercise is included to engage the learner in understanding effective grant management principles and procedures.  

Who Should Attend?

  • New Grant Managers and Analysts
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Budget Officer and Staff
  • Accounting Staff
  • Finance Managers and Staff

Level 2

Fundamentals of Transit Grants & Funding

Thursday, March 2, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time

Course Topics

  • Federal Transit Grants: Grant Programs, Authorization, Appropriations, Master Agreement, Certifications & Assurances, Project Management, Cost Allocation, Indirect Costs, Monitoring, and Reporting, 
  • State Transit Grants: Grant Programs, Planning, Budget, Application Procedures, Standard Agreement, Awards Management, Project Management, Reporting, Monitoring, Audits/Reviews, and Closeout.
  • Local/Regional Funding: Voter-Approved Sales Tax Measures, Special Assessments, and Fee-Generated Revenues. 

Course Format (100% online)

You must complete 3 hours of self-paced prep work and attend the 3-hour online live session in order to get your credit for the course. 

Course Fee:

$325 Level 1
$375 Level 2
$600 when you register for both Levels 1 and 2.

Course Overview

For Level 2, participants will build upon the course instruction from Level 1 and be provided with technical information on grant award and post-award activities. The course will also cover grant program compliance, statutory law, and regulatory requirements. The course content will be presented at the intermediate level with interactive group exercises.

Who Should Attend?

  • Grant Managers, Analysts, and Staff 
  • Budget Officer and Staff 
  • Accounting and Finance Managers and Staff
  • Project Managers
Kimberly Ann Turner
Instructor
Kimberly Ann Turner

Kimberly Ann Turner has over 20 years’ experience with state and federal transit grant programs.  Most recently, Kimberly worked at the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in Washington, DC, for seven years as the Director for Policy Review and Development where she facilitated FTA’s transit policies, as well as the implementation of authorizing legislation under 49 USC, Chapter 53, for FTA’s grant funding programs. Prior to working at FTA, she worked at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for over 29 years. During her tenure at Caltrans, she was the Office Chief for State and Federal Grants. She is currently a full-time consultant working directly with different transit agencies in the area of grants management.

Fundamentals of Transit Grants and Funding
Register to Attend

Register to attend either Level 1 or Level 2 or both sessions.

Level 1 - February 9, 2023
Level 2 - March 2, 2023

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