Case studies are a great way to learn about managing federal grant. And the Internet is full of them via the good old fashioned news. With Google News or Bing News, search on the following phrases: “federal grant audit” and “federal grant mismanagement” and “federal grant lost” and “federal grant misspent.” You’ll be surprised how many news stories pop up documenting misspent grant funds; or stolen funds; or grants that need to be returned to the feds because of audit findings and on and on. Those phrases are just examples; feel free to experiment with others. If you want to improve your own grant management skills, learn from someone else’s mistakes. It’s a cheap education.