we know trio

We have first-hand experience with Federal TRIO grants and audits both as TRIO alumni and former TRIO Directors. Our process is designed with the needs and experiences of TRIO Project Directors, staff, and the students we are funded to serve in mind.

What we offer

Virtual and on-site TRIO grant audit assessments to ensure that your organization is in accordance with federal guidelines, regulations and best practices. 


our audit readiness process

The purpose of a virtual or on-site audit readiness process is to assess and predetermine if your organization has administered properly the TRIO grant in accordance with the scope of work, federal regulations and legislation.

To accomplish our audit readiness process, we collaborate with you to:

  • Review federal regulations and guidelines, as well as the grant itself

  • Conduct interviews with key personnel including personnel who oversee budget and grants accounting

  • Assess management control structure, policies, procedures, and practices applicable to the scope of the audit

  • Review and access records management, time and effort of staff, fiscal records management, records retention, plan of operation, institutional/organizational commitment

  • Analyze participant records to ensure proper eligibility and on boarding processes

  • Review evaluation and reporting

Because our clients deserve more than a cookie cutter approach, we include in our process Grant Management Coaching to realize the vision of the grant, build capacity, and develop sustainable grant management structures.  By doing this, we support and advance the work of the Principal Investigator and TRIO staff.

I am so glad that we chose Taina Coaching & Training, LLC for a virtual review of our TRiO SSS and SSS Disability programs. Working with someone who has had first-hand experience with federal audits, has worked with our state policies and procedures and had to overcome many of the same struggles our programs face was priceless.
— Holly Major, Minot State University