Federal Grant Development: Federal Budget Justifications: Reasonable, Allowable, Allocable


Federal Budget Justifications: Reasonable, Allowable, Allocable
Session 9 of the Federal Grant Development Series

Federal budget forms are not the only part of federal budgets which are different. The information expected in a federal budget justification is also more specific. All of these budget justifications must meet the specific requirements of reasonable, allowable, and allocable. This session will not only discussion how the federal government defines each of these criteria, but also provides a wide variety of examples on how to justify each of these criteria by cost area (personnel, travel, etc.) and methods for documenting how you are defending these criteria after you have received your federal award.

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What you will learn:

  • The federal definitions of reasonable, allowable, and allocable
  • How to justify all of the federal categories using these definitions
  • How to ensure your post-award documentation continues to document these areas so expenditures are not rejected by local and federal auditors.


The trainers for these sessions are all credentialed grant professionals (GPCs) who agree to adhere to the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Code of Ethics and are GPA Approved Trainers. All of the trainings in this series align with the Grant Professionals Certification Institute’s competencies and skills

GPCI Competencies and Skills: 4.8, 4.10


This training aligns with the Grant Professional Certification Institute’s Competencies and Skills and is approved for 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). Full participation in this training is also applicable for 1.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Length: 60 minutes

Price: $50

Federal Grant Development Training Series

Most people consider federal grant training to be a more advanced form of grant writing and management. We at Assel Grant Services do a lot of work with federal grants and we believe that federal grants share a lot of characteristics with significant federal grants. That said, there are a lot of nuances unique to federal grants to learn. This professional development series is designed to help nonprofit professionals who have never written a federal grant be as prepared to step through the federal grant pre-award and post-award process for the first time with confidence.

These sessions are designed to support nonprofit professionals before and during their first federal grant. If you don’t tune in before your first opportunity comes out, this series can be managed during a typical six to eight-week federal grant funding cycle.

If you would like to arrange a custom scheduled training for your organization, please email us to speak to one of our Training staff. If you would like information about all our upcoming trainings, please subscribe to our monthly Training Newsletter!

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