Grant Writing Learning Objectives

This course will walk you through all the steps to complete a grant. It is recommended that students come to class with a project they wish to submit for funding.

Module 1 – How to define a “grant” and where and when should you seek funding?

  • Define a grant
  • Types of grants
  • Funding sources – state and federal
  • Grant considerations

Module 2 – What is the overall goal or problem that is to be addressed in the proposal or program for which you are requesting funds?

  • S.M.A.R.T goals
  • Performance measures and project objectives

Module 3 – What are the performance measures or objectives of the grant proposal or request?

  • Goals vs. objectives
  • Objective statements

Module 4 – How to develop the program narrative or description

  • What is a project narrative?
  • What information should be contained in a project narrative?

Module 5 – Budget Preparation

  • Define federal budget categories or line items.
  • What are the costs?

Module 6 – Budget Detail

  • Define a list of budget categories
  • How to provide details for why the funds are needed and how they will be spent.
  • Other budget considerations, what to avoid, record keeping, vendors, reports

Module 7 – Project Evaluation

  • Is it required?
  • Evaluation funding and how to include it into your proposal

Module 8 – Final Exercise

The course will write a final grant application utilizing all the elements and will present the application to the class. Students will walk away with a completed grant application.