Grant Writing

Course Description

This practical grant writing course will provide the participant with the fundamental skills needed to research, develop, write and submit grant proposals. The participant will be presented with the concepts of grant development, the components of a grant, how to research and identify funding sources and how to develop and submit a complete grant proposal. To gain maximum benefit from this course, all participants must come to the course with a project idea, a funding announcement or request for proposal.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define the components of a basic grant proposal.
  2. Identify the major types of grant funders.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to read and understand the different types of funding announcements.
  4. Locate funders' information via the internet, catalogs and directories.
  5. Explain how grant writing is part of an overall fund development strategy for program development and sustainability.



  1. Each student should have basic computer skills in word processing using Microsoft Office and saving documents and information from the internet to disk.
  2. Each student should have a basic understanding of how to search the internet.
  3. This course is designed to meet the needs of a beginner in grant writing or enhance the skills of a student with experience.
  4. Students should bring a current project idea for grant funding or a current funding announcement.
  5. Students should bring the fact sheet completed prior to the course and any history or current information about their organization they think they will need.
  6. Knowledge of Windows XP.


Course Length

5 days (40 hours)

Who May Attend This Course