Financial and Grants Management

Organizations need to handle funds wisely. This may include developing written policies and procedures, internal controls, and budget controls.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) grantees will also need to be familiar with documenting in-kind donations, time and activity reporting, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), CNCS regulations, and OMB regulations such as 2 CFR 200. Following are some of our most relevant resources.

Required Courses

  • National Service Criminal History Check (NSCHC) eCourse - (Required of all CNCS Grantees, annually)
  • Key Concepts of Financial and Grants Management eCourse - (Required of new-to-CNCS grantees prior to award and others, when needed. Recommended for all CNCS Grantees, annually)


The person or persons who will have primary responsibility for program management and those who will have primary responsibility for financial management must all take the course.

NOTE: The Key Concepts of Financial Management (for CNCS Grantees) course is under revision.  The current content may not reference the most recent grants management regulations, such as 2 CFR Part 200 – the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Pre-Award / Application Certification Forms

AmeriCorps Fixed Amount Awards

Additional Financial and Grants Management Resources

Grant & Subgrant Reporting Guidance

  • Frequently asked questions intended to provide guidance to CNCS grantees and their support networks on the importance of; how CNCS uploads prime grant data for public access; and prime grantee responsibilities for uploading their subgrant data.   This first edition, published May 1, 2019, is based on discussions during a March 21, 2019, CNCS webinar.
  • Webinar recording on Importance of USASpending and Subaward Reporting (March 21, 2019).

Financial and Grants Management Resource Index:  This page provides an index to many CNCS financial and grants management resources found on or referenced by the National Service Knowledge Network.


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