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On-Line Learning Option
An on-line video seminar is now available for all who wish to qualify their club for the training portion of the Prerequisites required to receive a Grant.   Participants in the On-Line training no longer need to have taken an in-person seminar in the past.  In the future, all training is intended to be on-line and will be updated and upgraded to accommodate both completely new and seasoned veteran Grant participants. 
Follow these instructions to complete the On-Line Learning Option:
It is intended that all seminars be presented in an on-line format.  An update video was created in 2019 and added to the On-Line GMS course, to identify the changes to the Grant process for 2019-20.  Please view this before the other videos .   
The committee will continue to monitor this to assure that the information presented is sufficiently helpful to the clubs in the grant process and for the overall project completion and reporting.  It is understood that not all details can be adequately transferred to members via this media, and that MENTORS will continue to be a most valuable and necessary resource for each club participating in a Grant Project. 

Grant Management Seminars: 

The Grant Management Seminar (GMS) course is a video based educational presentation geared toward helping clubs and members be successful in applying for, conducting, and reporting on a grant supported local community or international projects.   The seminar has been prepared by members of the District 5580 Grant Sub-Committee, with assistance from the District Training Team.  It will be updated annually, or as needed to include current RI and District information.
If your club wishes to participate in the District Grants Program, completing the Grant Management Course on-line is required. It is suggested that more than 1 member from each club complete the training (one being the President Elect), if possible. It is highly recommended that anyone filling out the application for a grant, have taken the course so they have an understanding of the entire grant process. 
The on-line course can be completed at your own pace during one or multiple visits to the course website. There is no fee to participate.
Once completed, please email the Grants SubCommitteee Chair to indicate that you have successfully finished.   They will confirm that all modules have been viewed and each of the quizzes were answered correctly.  They can then acknowledge that this requirement for qualification of your club for participation in the grant process is complete for the designated rotary year.  Remember that this is an annual requirement and must be done each Rotary year
Please note that there are additional club qualification requirements - the club must also submit a properly signed MOU and MOU addendum to the district, and all reporting requirements for previous grants must be in compliance.