Grant Writing for Government Grants
Online Course

This online course teaches the student the finer points of grant writing enabling a project grant application to be more competitive. Research grants and construction grants will be mentioned, but not discussed in depth.  

Online learning is individual and self-paced.  Students are assigned an instructor who is a Certified Grant Writer® with at least 10 years of experience.  The instructor will e-mail the student course materials and assignments one section at a time; there are a total of 4 sections.  The student will need to complete assignments in one section before proceeding to the next section.

Students may purchase and begin the course at any time.  Students have 90 days from the date of purchase to complete assignments, but many students spend 30 hours to complete the assignments.   A 90-day extension is available for $100 if a student needs additional time.  The extension may be purchased up to one year after the purchase of the online course.

At the conclusion of the course, students are asked to submit a Course Evaluation.  Students who complete all of the course assignments receive a Certificate of Completion.

This workshop is ideal for:
  • Staff at Local Government Agencies such as City Government, County Government, Law Enforcement, Housing Authorities, Public Libraries, 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

We recommend staff from Nonprofit Organizations, Private Universities, Private Schools, also enroll in the "Intro to Foundation Grants Package" to complete his/her grant training.

Prerequisites:  A Bachelor's Degree is strongly recommended, but not required. Experience in grant writing or budgeting is not required.  

Students will need a computer with any operating system and will need to use the following Software:  Word, Excel, and Adobe Reader.  Students will also need an e-mail address and internet access.  

Topics:  The following topics are covered during the online course:

  • Section 1:  Grantsmanship, Researching Government Grant Opportunities, and Application Package
  • Section 2:  Federal Regulations, Work Flow, Working Summary of NOFA, and Review Process
  • Section 3:  Preparing the Narrative (Program Development and Logic Model, Need Statement, Project Description, Goals and Objectives, Outcomes and Evaluation), Preparing the Abstract, and Attachments 
  • Section 4:  Preparing the Non-Construction Budget Form, Budget Narrative, and Professional Ethics

Membership:  An annual Individual Membership in AGWA is included with the online course.   Current members who purchase this course will have one year added to his/her current membership.

Price:  This Online Course regular price is $699 per person. 

  • Member Rate $449.00 thru 3/4/2016

Group Price:  No group discount is available for this online course.


  • The Member Rate is restricted to current members of American Grant Writers' Association, Inc.
  • To purchase at the Member Rate, the purchase must be made online in the Members Only area of our website.
  • When paying by credit or debit card, you may purchase this course by clicking on "add to cart" on the right hand side of this page.  In the "Ship To" section of the Order Form, please enter the student's name, mailing address, and e-mail.  In the "Bill To" section of the Order Form, enter the information of the credit or debit card holder and the e-mail address where the order confirmation should be forwarded.  If placing an order for more than 1 student, then enter the additional students' names, mailing addresses, and e-mails in the "Remarks" section of the Order Form.
  • The Member Rate is not available if paying by personal check or business check. 
  • Purchase Orders are not accepted at the Member Rate.
On the next business day after receipt of your online order, purchase order, or check the student will receive by e-mail:
  • An e-mail from the Online Instructor with Section 1 Course Materials and Assignments for the "Grant Writing for Government Grants" online course.

As an IACET Approved Provider, AGWA offers CEUs.  The student must purchase the CEU Certificate prior to turning the first assignment into the instructor.  All assignments must be completed to earn 3.0 CEUs for this online course documenting 30 contact hours.

Before you make your purchase:
Please refer to our web pages "Refund and Rescheduling Policies", "Professional Ethics and Standards", and "Debit/Credit Card Purchases" before making your purchase.

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

Training Funds:
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 to reimburse up to 50% of training registration expense.  Unfortunately, AGWA does not offer scholarships.