When needing to add a "Form Number" to my grids to satisfy ISO requirements for forms, I didn't want to sacrifice any vertical screen space. I added the text to the existing paging footer at the bottom left corner, where it normally appears on our paper forms.
I added the following line to my $(document).ready(function () ...
$("#grid").getKendoGrid().pager.element.prepend("<div class='docver'>EFORM: PTZ-0021 Rev: A</div>");
and then the css to keep that div in line with the paging buttons...
font-weight: normal ;