Venue & Accommodations

HOTEL & MEETING LOCATION DETAILS:
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Downtown Northstar
618 2nd Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(See on map.)
Phone: 1-612-338-2288
Web: http://www.cpminneapolis.com/

**Book your room by 5:00pm local time on July 3rd and mention the Federal Grants Forum to receive the special event rate of $167.

Parking Details:
Parking rates are $25 per weekday overnight and $15 for overnight parking on weekends.
Weekend rates begin on Friday at 4:00PM.

Once parking fees are added to the guestroom folio, the Front Desk Agent will issue a pass for unlimited access into and out of the parking ramp.

Northstar parking ramp accessible from 2nd Avenue, 7th Street, and 6th Street. Park on Levels C - G. Take hotel elevator (marked with signs) to 1st floor Lobby.

Closest Airport:
Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FROM/TO AIRPORT:
Super Shuttle: www.supershuttle.com or 1-800-BLUEVAN
Light Rail and Metro Bus: www.metrotransit.org or 612-373-3333
Taxi & Limousine Service: Our staff will gladly assist with arrangements

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
94 from the East/St. Paul
Take 94 West to 5th Street Exit. At the bottom of the exit, take a right and follow to Washington Ave and turn left onto Washington Ave. Then turn left onto 2nd Avenue South. Hotel is 4 1/2 blocks on the right just after you cross over 6th Street.

94 from the West
Take 94 East to 4th Street Exit. Follow 4th Street to 2nd Avenue South and turn right. Hotel is 2½ blocks down on the right.

35W from the South
Take 35W North. Follow the Downtown Exits sign and stay in the left lane. Take the 5th Avenue South Exit and turn left on 7th Street. Follow 7th Street to Marquette Avenue. Turn right onto Marquette, go 1 block to 6th Street and turn right onto 6th Street. Go 1 block and turn right onto 2nd Avenue. We are ½ block down on the right.

35W from the North
Take 35W South and exit at Washington Ave. Turn right onto Washington Ave. Then turn left onto 2nd Avenue South. Hotel is 4 1/2 blocks on the right just after you cross over 6th Street.

394 from the West
Take 394 East to 6th Street Exit. Follow 6th Street to 2nd Avenue South and turn right. We are ½ block down on the right.

From the Airport
Stay in right lane when leaving the airport. Take 494 West to 35W North. (See directions for 35W from the South)

From Mall of America
Take 77 North to 62 West to 35W North. (See directions for 35W from the South)

From Light Rail
Exit light rail at the Government Center Station on 5th Street. Follow 5th Street 1 block to 2nd Avenue South and take a left. Hotel is 1½ blocks down on the right.

 

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FORUM DETAILS
When:
Conference: July 25 & 26
Post-Conference Workshop: July 27
Where:
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Downtown Northstar
618 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Discounted room rates available through July 3rd
CPE Credits:
Up to 15 NASBA CPEs & 15 GPCI CEUs
Who Should Attend:
Executive Directors CFOs Finance VPs Accountants Controllers Auditors Procurement Managers Grants Directors
Contracts Representatives Grants Specialists Grants Managers Grants Coordinators Grant Writers Strategic Planners Program Managers Title I Coordinators
What's Included:
  • Two days of expert-led grants training
  • Networking opportunities during provided breakfasts, lunches, and optional dutch-treat dinner
  • Optional half-day post-conference "deep dive" workshop the day after the Forum
  • BONUS! A print copy of the Uniform Guidance - a $49 value!
  • BONUS! Thompson's Grants Quick Start Toolkit to help you through the entire grants lifecycle - a $249 value!
  • BONUS! Four months of digital access to Thompson's Grants Compliance Expert Suite - an $596 value! (New subscribers only.)
Registration:
Early Bird Rate through June 29th:
$795 Forum
$1095 Forum + Post-Conference Workshop

Standard Rate after June 29th:
$895 Forum
$1195 Forum + Post-Conference Workshop

Post-Conference Workshop Only:
$395
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Thank You To Our Sponsors
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If you are not able to attend for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible. Conference cancellations received 10 business days prior to the event are fully refundable. All other cancellations are non-refundable.