Grant Writing

Grant Writing

for Government Grants Workshop

for Government Grants Workshop

AGWA offers the 3-day Grant Writing for Government Grants Workshop.   This workshop teaches the student the finer points of grant writing enabling a grant application to be more competitive.  This workshop is a hands-on experience where participants develop a project, practice pre-writing exercises, write sections of an application, prepare budgets, and  peer review.   The emphasis is on competitive project grants.  Research grants are mentioned, but not discussed in depth.  The course is taught from the employee's perspective who works for the grant applicant.  A Certificate of Completion is available to students who complete all of the assignments during the workshop.  The workshop begins at 8:30 AM and concludes at 5:00 PM each day.  This workshop is appropriate for:

  • Staff at Local Government Agencies such as City Government, County Government, Law Enforcement, Housing Authorities, Water Districts, etc.
  • Staff at State Colleges or Universities
  • Staff at Public School Districts
  • Staff at For Profit Businesses, such as Hospitals, Healthcare Organizations, Engineering Companies, Contractors, etc.   
  • Staff at Native Tribes

The following topics are covered during the 3-day workshop:

  • Grantsmanship 
  • Researching Government Grant Opportunities
  • Project development using a Logic Model
  • Evaluating the Government NOFA
  • Government registration process 
  • Government regulations and Circulars
  • Preparing the grant application
    • Writing the Narrative 
    • ​Describing the project in depth
    • Documenting the Project's Statement of Need
    • Preparing the Evaluation Plan including goals, objectives, and outcomes
    • Preparing the Attachments and Abstract
    • Preparing the Budget and Budget Narrative
  • ​Submitting and Tracking the Application
  • Understanding the Review Process
  • Professional Standards and Ethics 

A one-year Individual Membership in American Grant Writers' Association is included with the purchase of the workshop.  Current members who purchase this workshop will receive one additional year added to his/her current membership.

The workshop begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 5:00 PM each day.  A morning and afternoon break are provided each day, but lunch is on your own.  Dress is casual. 

We recommend participants bring a laptop computer with any operating system (with a USB Port and Word, Excel and Adobe Reader software) for writing exercises. Participants will also need a handheld calculator for budget exercises. A printer will be provided in the meeting room.  We also recommend bringing a sweater or jacket because meeting rooms often feel chilly. 

Course Materials:  All course materials are provided upon arrival at the workshop.

Prerequisites:  A Bachelor's Degree is strongly recommended, but not required.  A strong math aptitude is recommended (Algebra I).  Experience in grant writing or budgeting is not required.

Price:  The Program Development and Proposal Writing Workshop price is $399.00 per person. 

CEU Certificate:  As an IACET Approved Provider, AGWA offers students a CEU Certificate to document 20 contact hours for 2.0 CEUs.  Students must purchase the CEU Certificate prior to the beginning of the workshop.  To earn the CEUs students must attend the entire workshop and complete all assignments.

Persons with disabilities may request accommodations up to 2 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop.  Request must be in writing by e-mail or mail.  

If a student, or prospective student, has any questions regarding registration, course materials, or technical support, please contact AGWA's Customer Service by phone or e-mail.   

We recommend students who wish to earn the Certified Grant Writer Credential enroll in the following 2-course series rather than this 3-day workshop:

  • "Intro to Grant Writing and Researching" online course
  • "Program Development and Proposal Writing" online course or 4-day workshop

If your company is seeking training funds you might want to contact the Workforce Development Board in your County.  Some of the boards offer training funds to employers that reimburse up to 50% of training registration expense.

2013 Workshop Schedule

2013 Workshop Schedule

2014 Dates to be advised

2014 Dates to be advised

2014 dates and locations to be published in November.

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