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HighPoint facilitated and implemented the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Director of Division of Workforce Development (DWD) vision by creating a robust grants workforce professional development training and certification program. For this implementation, we employed a team of veteran professionals with the skills and experience to develop transformative learning paths, including in-person and virtual training, gaming, interactive videos, and instructor guides with lessons and group activities. For over a decade, HighPoint has delivered creative and engaging training programs and customized learning platforms to educational, nonprofit, and Federal agencies including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the U.S. Department of State (DOS), the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and HHS.
HighPoint’s experience positioned us well to support HHS with its important effort to launch the Grants Management Training Academy (GMTA), the premier training source for standardized and centralized grants-related training for HHS staff and Federal funds recipients. This critical project, designed to help grantees properly manage and account for Federal assistance funding and improve grant project performance outcomes, included creating a grants certification curriculum for thousands of Federal employees and grantees. HighPoint managed the curriculum development process, working closely with the agency’s Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to develop approximately 60 hours of Section 508-compliant curriculum. HighPoint also managed new curriculum deployment to the LMS, which included testing and creating Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) packages in the staging and production environments. In addition, the team created custom reports for the agency’s senior leadership on critical learning metrics, such as course completions and failures.
Our training includes innovative career development strategies; in-person, virtual, and hybrid instructor-led training; self-service tutorial resources; compliance; and oversight support for the full spectrum of the grants management community. Supporting over $1 trillion in assistance portfolios at HHS, HighPoint created the GMTA, a high-level grants workforce professional development training and certification program. Since starting our work with HHS in 2021, HighPoint has provided training content to over 1,600 learners and approximately 6,000 Federal employees responsible for implementing grants policy, accurately guiding grant recipients, and demonstrating fiduciary expertise administering their grants portfolios.
As part of our support for the DOS Federal financial assistance and grants management mission, HighPoint provides training on 10 Federal assistance award instruments including grants, cooperative agreements, individual grants, letter grants, fixed amount awards, property grants, voluntary and assessed contributions, Fulbright Commissions, and non-bulk bilateral agreements under C-175 authority. We also provide ad hoc and specialized year-end support for over 24,000 MyGrants State Assistance Management System (SAMS) Domestic and Overseas users, including recipient implementers and applicants and auditor stakeholders.