TRACS Training Options

 Welcome to TRACS Training!

The purpose of the WSFR TRACS Training Program is to provide state and federal grant managers with the knowledge and skills to input grant-funded project information and performance reports into the TRACS application. Our training strategy focuses on online tools, such as webinars, eLearning courses and videos, and resources & job aids, to ensure that we are able to deliver training to every system user. 


TRACS eLearning Courses, Videos, and Reference Materials

We offer eLearning courses and videos that can be viewed anytime online and on demand. The training series provides courses that cover every module and workflow in TRACS. Each course is divided into a series of lessons that cover specific topics or workflow steps. We recommend new users view the courses and lessons in order, starting with Course 1 Intro to TRACS. Visit the TRACS eLearning Courses page. Also check out the TRACS Job Aids and Resources page!


TRACS Webinars

The redesigned TRACS system was released June 15th, 2020, with introductory webinars held for all 56 states and territories during the 8-week training rollout period from July 13th - September 11th, 2020

Post rollout, the TRACS training team offers introductory webinars, webinars by topic, and updates on new functionality. We provide webinar sessions on a rotating basis on different days and times to accommodate the variety of time zones for most states and territories. If you would like a session on a different date/time, please let us know! 

We also offer custom webinar training sessions for your group or agency! Please contact the TRACS training coordinator at yonah_cohen@fws.gov for more information. 

We offer topic based webinars that walk through the specific workflows in TRACS. 

The suggested order to take the TRACS webinar series is below:

  1. TRACS Intro and Grant Translation Webinar (or take eLearning Course 1)
  2. TRACS Grant Proposal and Project Statement Webinar (or take eLearning Course 2 & eLearning Course 3)
  3. TRACS Performance Reporting Webinar (or take eLearning Course 4)
    • If you work with real property (land) acquisition, also take the TRACS Real Property webinar (or take eLearning Course 7)
    • If you work with facilities construction, renovation or acquisition, also take the TRACS Facilities webinar (or take eLearning Course 8)

Note: Comprehensive Management System (CMS) states should take eLearning eLearning Course 10 in lieu of Courses 2 and 4.


October - December 2021 Dates
 Course   Description   Schedule
TRACS Intro and Grant Translation Webinar (1.5 hour) This course provides an introduction to the TRACS application, why it is used, and how TRACS standardized objectives are formatted. This course also provides an overview of how to build or translate objectives into a TRACS compatible format using the TRACS Performance Matrix and Objective Builder Tool. The instructor-led webinar does not require participants to be TRACS users and also includes an objective translation workshop and discussion portion. 
Offered once a month (click HERE to register)
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  • Wednesday October 13th 2021 1pm-2:30pm ET
  • Wednesday November 3rd 2021 1pm-2:30pm ET
  • Thursday December 2nd 2021 1pm-2:30pm ET
 TRACS Proposal & Statement Webinar (1.5 hour) This course provides step by step instructions for upfront data entry into TRACS including entering the grant proposal, project statement(s) and objectives. The instructor-led webinar also includes an overview of the approvals process, minor corrections, amendments and the link to the FBMS award.
Offered once a month (click HERE to register)

  • Tuesday October 19th 2021 1pm-2:30pm ET
  • Tuesday November 9th 2021 2pm-3:30pm ET
  • Wednesday December 8th 2021 1pm-2:30pm ET
 TRACS Performance Reporting Webinar (1.5 hour)  This course provides step by step instructions for completing the performance report, including completing the objective reports and the performance reporting questionnaire for each project statement and period of performance. This course also reviews the process for reporting on real property acquisition by linking to a real property record, as well the process for reporting on facilities construction, renovation or acquisition, which similarly requires a link to facility record(s). 

Pre-requisites: Attend the TRACS Grant Proposal & Project Statement webinar or take eLearning Courses 1-3
 Offered every 1-2 months (click HERE to register)

  • Wednesday October 27th 2021 1pm-2:30pm ET
  • Thursday November 18th 2021 1pm-2:30pm ET
  • Thursday December 16th 2021 1pm-2:30pm ET
 TRACS Real Property Webinar (1.5 hour)  This course provides step by step instructions for entering real property (lands) information into TRACS, including the approval process and steps to enter an adjustment.

Suggested courses to take prior: Attend the TRACS Grant Proposal & Project Statement webinar or take eLearning Courses 1-4.
  Offered every 1-2 months (click HERE to register)

  • Tuesday September 21st 2021 1pm-2:30pm ET
  • Wednesday November 17th 2021 1pm-2:30pm ET
 TRACS Facilities Webinar (1.5 hour)  This course provides step by step instructions for entering facility records into TRACS to meet reporting requirements for grants with the objective strategy of "Facility Construction, Renovation or Acquisition". This course also provides an overview of the approval process and steps to enter an adjustment.

Suggested courses to take prior: Attend the TRACS Grant Proposal & Project Statement webinar or take eLearning Courses 1-4.
 Offered every 1-2 months (click HERE to register)

  • Thursday October 21st 2021 1pm-2:30pm ET
  • Wednesday December 15th 2021 1pm-2:30pm ET
 TRACS "Ask a Trainer" Drop In Sessions (1 hour)  Drop in for the "Ask a Trainer" session to ask questions about TRACS and get training assistance with the system.   Offered every 1-2 months (click HERE to register)

  •  Monday October 25th 2021 1pm-2pm ET
  • Tuesday December 21st 2021 1pm-2pm ET

Hosting your own session? Visit the TRACS Facilitators/Instructors Information page for helpful resources.


Additional Training Information

Who can Attend: Webinars are open to any state/territory grant recipients and other recipients and federal grantors with the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Program.

Tuition/Cost: There is no tuition for TRACS training (paid by the WSFR program). Travel, lodging and per diem costs are the responsibility of the applicant's office.

Accessibility: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to providing equal functionality and access to courses and events for all participants. This means that there should be no barriers for people regardless of disabilities, assistive technologies that are used, different screen sizes and different input devices (e.g. mouse, keyboard and touchscreen). Our courses and materials are designed to meet Section 508 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines as amended, including providing closed captioning and/or transcripts for videos and descriptive text for images. Please let us know if you have any accessibility needs or requests with at least 2 business days advanced notice of a scheduled training session so we can make arrangements (contact us at yonah_cohen@fws.gov or margaret_druyor@fws.gov). 

Course Evaluation: If you recently attended a TRACS training webinar, please fill out the TRACS Webinar Survey sent via email to provide feedback on the course. 

Course Certificates: If you completed a TRACS course previously and did not receive a certificate or would like a replacement, please email us with your full name, email address, and course dates/location and we will email you a PDF copy. 

Questions: Contact the TRACS Training Team at tracs-helpdesk@fws.gov or call 1-844-408-7227 (1-844-40-TRACS).


Last modified: Friday, October 8, 2021, 11:00 AM