Federal Grants Project Director Salary

The average pay for a Federal Grants Project Director is $64,115 per year.

$39,492 - $104,164
MEDIAN: $64,114

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$39,385 - $103,577  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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Job Description for Federal Grants Project Director

The primary role of a federal grant project manager is to oversee grant fundraising and implementation of funds. They must assess their company's needs and set goals, including milestones, time frames, costs, and potential projects. They must then create effective plans to successfully accomplish these goals. They will work to coordinate those needs with funding opportunities. They will research grant programs, build relationships within the granting community, and write proposals. This means they should have in-depth knowledge of the relevant rules, regulations, programs, and publications, as well as any fiscal policies relevant to their region.


Federal Grants Project Director Tasks

  • Evaluates the project and assists with audits.
  • Establishes and maintains files and records vital to the project.
  • Produces documents and reports in a timely manner as required in the grant application.
  • Directs day-to-day grant project activities such as monitoring expenditures.
  • Ensures that applications and required documents are in compliance with federal standards.

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 14%