Grants management is getting more complicated with every new funding bill that passes Congress or in state legislatures, and with every new grants program created in federal, state, and local governments and in private foundations. Perhaps once grants could be awarded with minimal regulations, and results (if any) could be collected at the end of the grant, but in our era of accountability and transparency the rules are intricate and often obscure.
So the National Grants Management Association established a program to train and certify grants management professionals, and this spring graduated its first class of experts. Congratulations to these 168 newly minted Certified Grants Management Professionals. If you are lucky, they will be coming to a grants program near you.