Financial Assistance Training Overview

Welcome to WSFR Financial Assistance Training!

The purpose of the WSFR Financial Assistance (FA) Training Program is to provide national training to develop basic and specialized grants management knowledge and skills resulting in the consistent and sensible application of regulations, processes, and decisions in the WSFR grant programs. 

Our courses inform and equip state and federal grant management staff members to deal effectively with grant management processes and issues.

The Training Program also maintains the online WSFR Toolkit for grant managers and grantees.


Online Courses
Course Catalog Duration
 Introduction to Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration   Estimated 30-45 minutes 
 Introduction to WSFR Grant Management Process  Estimated 20-30 minutes
 WSFR Online Project Leaders Course (PLC) Estimated 6-8 hours
 WSFR Safety Margins Course  Estimated 35 minutes
 Fundamentals of Real Property Technical Appraisal Reviews  Estimated 3 hours
 Completing the Budget for Non-Construction Programs (SF-424A)           Estimated 35 minutes
 Completing the Federal Financial Report (SF-425)  Estimated 30 minutes

Live Instructor-Led Courses
Course CatalogDuration
 Basic Grants Management (BGM)                                                                   32 hours                              
 Advanced Grants Management (AGM)                                                       32 hours
 Lands Grants Management Course 24 hours
 Project Leaders Course (PLC) 12 hours

Schedule of Upcoming National Training Events

Basic Grants Management (Shepherdstown, WV): May 18-21, 2020 (Postponed)

Advanced Grants Management (Sacramento, CA): June 8-11, 2020 (Postponed)

Lands Grants Management (Sacramento, CA): July 14-16, 2020

Project Leaders Course (Springfield, IL): July 28-29, 2020

Basic Grants Management (Lakewood, CO): September 14-17, 2020

Lands Grants Management (Shepherdstown, WV): September 29 - October 1, 2020


Visit the WSFR Training Homepage for more information: https://fawiki.fws.gov/display/TRNG

Last modified: Monday, April 27, 2020, 5:38 PM