Another New CAPP Partner is Welcomed -
Graduate School USA

Q. NGMA: What does GSUSA love about Grants Management?

We love grants management. Graduate School USA (GSUSA) is the trusted partner for enhancing workforce performance, advancing careers, and enabling organizations to achieve missions.  GSUSA empowers adult learners in the federal, state and local, non-profit and private sectors with the tools to help them achieve their personal and professional career goals. Our innovative approaches and expertise inspire individuals and organizations to reach new levels of success.

Graduate School USA’s Grants Curriculum focuses on both technical and professional competencies identified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM):

        Understand the grants process life cycle from pre-award to audit and close-out;
        Develop and implement strategies to effectively monitor Federal grant recipients; and
    •    Learn and relate Federal cost principles to effectively develop and oversee
Federal grants.

Q. NGMA: What would you like us to know about GSUSA?

GSUSA offers in-person classroom and virtual online modalities. Our accredited courses are taught by instructors with real-world government experience, who deliver up-to-date course content that can be immediately applied on the job. We provide critical information that all those involved in Grants Management can use to help them do their jobs better, including individual professional and business competencies. 

Sample course titles and descriptions are:

Introduction to Grants Management (GRNT7015D)

Gain an overview of Federal grants topics and terminology, roles and responsibilities, and rules and regulations – including the new Uniform Administrative Requirements at 2 CFR 200, commonly called the Super Circular.

Grants Performance Management and Monitoring (GRNT7035D)

Focus on the unique performance management, measurement, and monitoring issues for grants and grant-funded programs and enhance your awareness of performance issues relating to both achievement of program goals and effective and efficient management of program resources.

The Effective Grants Manager (GRNT7025D)

Explore the critical steps toward increasing economy, efficiency and effectiveness of grants and grant-funded programs and explore current issues and events in grants management along with how to successfully prepare for a grant audit.

Auditing Grants (AUDT7407G)

Gain an awareness of the unique challenges faced by grant and program managers; the entities receiving the grants; and auditors, and an overview of the grants process.

Q. NGMA: What is a surprising fact about GSUSA?

Founded in 1921, Graduate School USA (GSUSA) is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution based in Washington, DC, offering workforce training and services across the U.S. and around the world. The organization is a leading provider of professional development and training courses for the federal government and the private sector, serving organizations and individuals with programs designed to support organizational missions, career and occupational development, and the personal ambitions of adult learners.  GSUSA is committed to supporting those in public service with resources that help them grow and achieve, and our training is mapped to federal core competencies and professional standards.

In December 2019, GSUSA was accredited by the Accrediting Council of Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). 

Q. NGMA: How can NGMA’s Members connect with you?

We welcome your interest in Grants Management and our other learning areas including:

        Acquisition and Contracting
        Leadership and Management
        Government Audit Training Institute (GATI)
        Financial Management
        Communication and Professional Skills
        Human Resources Management
        Information Technology
        Program and Management Analysis
        Project Management
        Personal Property Management

Please visit us at :

Graduate School USA:
600 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20024-2015