Program Development and Proposal Writing
This course is appropriate for staff from Nonprofit Organizations, Educational Institutions, Native Tribes, Healthcare Organizations, and Government Agencies. This intermediate level course teaches students the finer points of grant writing, enabling proposals and applications to be more competitive. Students will develop a program, practice pre-writing exercises, write sections of a proposal and letter of inquiry, and prepare budgets for Foundation Grants and Federal Non-Construction Grants. The emphasis is on program support, program development support, and operating grants. Research grants and construction grants are 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. The student will need to complete assignments in one section before proceeding to the next section. The course is divided into 6 sections. Students have 6 months from the date of purchase to complete assignments, but many students finish in 6-8 weeks. A 90-day extension is available for $100 if a student needs additional time. At the conclusion of the course, students are asked to submit a Course Evaluation.
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.
An annual Individual Membership in AGWA is included with the online course. Current members who purchase this package will have one year added to his/her current membership.
The following topics will be covered in the course:
This course includes all of the necessary course materials, but we recommend the following book to enrich the learning experience:
The Online Course is $599 per person.
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Students who want to later upgrade to take the Certified Grant Writer® Review Course and Examination may do so for $300. To purchase the upgrade, visit our "Marketplace" page.
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.
Program Development and Proposal Writing Online Course
90 day Extension for Online Course