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Course Description

Successful Grant Writing Series

According to Forbes, “grant writers are in high demand because many non-profits need additional help in putting together grant proposals.” This grant writing series extends beyond learning how to fill out a form to apply for grant funds. Participants will learn the different phases of the actual grant writing process; standard terminology utilized in the grant industry; budgeting; and the essential steps needed to develop a professional grant proposal. From beginning to the end, participants will learn what it takes to become a successful grant writer by learning to formulate a budget, as well as preparing, writing, and properly submitting a grant application.

 

This program includes three modules:

· Module 1-Introduction to Grants and Grant Writing. This module is designed for beginners, with little or no experience with grants.

· Module 2-Grant Writing-Intermediate Level. This module is designed for individuals who

understand grant writing fundamentals, have some experience with grants, and wish to learn

more about technical and market writing.

· Module 3-Grant Writing-Advanced Level. This module is designed for individuals with grant

experience and looking to hone their grant writing skills.

 

Module 1 – Introduction to Grants and Grant Writing (3 hours)

You have an idea that meets a need, and you believe that you, or your organization, can achieve the goal. What’s next? You need to work at motivating and persuading others to believe in funding your vision. Developing grant seeking and grant writing skills is the most effective way to obtain funding for your organization. During this course, you will learn standard grant industry terminology and what it takes to create a professional proposal. Along with the “do’s and don’ts” of grant writing, this course lays a foundation of understanding that allows you to proceed to the next levels of grant writing.

 

Module 2 – Grant Writing-Intermediate Level (3 hours)

Professional grant writers are skilled at using clear, specific language that can persuade the reviewers and decision-makers to fund their proposals. Once you understand the significance of grants and how to use the process to turn words into money, it’s important to apply your knowledge. This course enables you to practice an essential skill in grant writing--researching important information to use as reference data. Additionally, this course allows you to practice using the proper application process for specific grants, writing a basic abstract and letter of inquiry, and preparing a graphical timeline, budget, and budget justification for a grant proposal.

 

Module 3 – Grant Writing-Advanced Level (3 hours)

This course encompasses components from the introduction and intermediate modules. During this hands-on session, you will be assigned a case study and asked to utilize elements learned in the previous modules to create a proposal packet using the proper application process for specific grants. Your packet will include a letter of inquiry, one-page abstract, proposal outline, logic model, evaluative measurement, and budget justification. The instructor will be on hand to provide guidance and direction, while working independently to create your proposal. Pre-requisite: Grant Writing-Intermediate Level is required prior to attending the Grant Writing-Advanced Level course.

 

This program includes live online sessions (refer to program outline for dates and times). We will use Zoom (online conferencing software) to hold discussions and practice hands-on skills. To attend the live online sessions in Zoom, the following equipment is recommended:

· Access to a more recent model desktop or laptop, either Windows or Mac or Android or Apple

mobile device

· Supported Operating Systems for desktop and laptop: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.7 or later,

Windows 10 or Windows 8 or 8.1 OR Supported Operating Systems for mobile devices: iOS 7.0 or later, iPad OS 13 or later, Android 4.0x or later, Kindle Fire HD

· Reliable high-speed (cable or DSL) Internet connection

· Internet browser such as Firefox, Chrome, Edge, or Safari

· Recommended: webcam, headset with microphone, if your device does not already have a

webcam and microphone

 

The following recommended courses can also help to hone your grant writing skills:

· MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint or Google Suite

· Communication Skills for Success

· Effective Business Writing

· Critical Thinking

· Organize Yourself-Manage Time and Stress

· Sales Survival Skills

· Tips for Creative Presentations

Course Outline

I. Module 1-Introduction to Grants and Grant Writing (3 hours)

A. Grant fundamentals

1. Funders and who they are

2. Grant announcement or RFP

3. Applicants and who they are (501c3)

B. Proposal process

1. Application

2. Abstract summary

3. Timeline

4. Budget

5. Leveraging

6. Writing rules

C. Writing your proposal

1. Letter of inquiry

2. Project description

3. Evaluative measures

4. Budget justification

5. In-kind matching

6. Formatting

D. Submission process

II. Module 2- Grant Writing-Intermediate Level (3 hours)

A. Review of Grant Writing Fundamentals.

B. Are you “grant ready”?

1. RFP Guidelines.

2. Finding Referencing Data.

3. How to Condense the Abstract.

C. Collaborative partners.

1. Public versus private funding streams.

2. Importance of “how” in the project description.

D. Create a timeline.

E. Create a budget and write a budget justification.

F. Type of grants.

G. Writing a letter of inquiry.

III. Module 3- Grant Writing-Advanced Level (3 hours)

A. Research resources

1. Grants.gov

2. SF 424

3. DUNS

4. SAM

5. U.S. Census Bureau

6. American Fact Finder

B. Writing your proposal

1. One-Page Abstract Summary

2. Letter of Support

3. Reference Citings

4. Bibliographies and Resumes

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

1. Recognize standard grant terminology.

2. Apply the do’s and don’ts of grant writing.

3. Use standard practices and procedures to create a professional proposal.

4. Use the proper application process for specific grants.

5. Write a basic abstract and letter of inquiry.

6. Prepare a graphical timeline.

7. Prepare a budget and budget justification for a grant proposal.

8. Create a grant proposal packet consisting of a letter of inquiry, a one-page abstract, proposal outline, logic model, evaluative measurement, and budget justification.

Individual modules:

Introduction to Grants and Grant Writing

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Recognize standard grant industry terminology.

2. Apply the do’s and don’ts of grant writing.

3. Use the standard practices and procedures to create a professional proposal.

Grant Writing-Intermediate Level

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Use the proper application process for specific grants.

2. Write a basic abstract and letter of inquiry.

3. Prepare a graphical timeline.

4. Prepare a budget and budget justification for a grant proposal.

Grant Writing-Advanced Level

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Use the proper application process for specific grants.

2. Create a grant proposal packet consisting of a letter of inquiry, one-page abstract, proposal

outline, logic model, evaluative measurement, and budget justification.

Notes

If you wish to enroll in the full series you can select the bundle course.

If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate the accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in ‘Ilima 107, ph.734-9552, or email kapdss@hawaii.edu for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the KCC Deaf Center at ph. 734-9210 (V), 447-1379 (videophone), or email kapdeaf1@hawaii.edu.

Please note: you will need to contact Kapi’olani CC’s DSSO or Deaf Center to request accommodations in a Kapi’olani CC course even if you’ve already registered or are receiving services at another UH campus’s disability support program.

 

Kapi‘olani Community College Refund/Drop Policy:

100% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 10 business days or more prior to start date of course.

50% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made 5-9 business days prior to the start date of course.

0% refund: Notification to Non-Credit Registration made less than 5 business days prior to the start date of course.

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