Federal Grant Writing 101
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Federal Grant Writing 101

Grant Writing Classes on How to Write and Win a Federal Government Grant Award
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Created by Dr. Bev Browning
Last updated 3/2014
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 35 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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In these grant writing classes, you'll learn how to read federal grant application guidelines; determine what is required for a highly competitive written response; conduct statement of needs research, incorporate best practices in your program design, and complete the narrative and budget sections of a federal grant application.

Course content
Expand all 48 lectures 01:41:34
+ Introduction to Federal Grant Writing 101
2 lectures 00:34

This file provides an overview of the lessons you'll cover in Federal Grant Writing 101.

Federal Grant Writing 101 Table Of Contents
1.3 MB
+ 2014 Updated Information on the Grants.gov Registration Process
8 lectures 00:00
The Grants.gov Registration Process - Updated for 2014
2 pages
Registering as an Individual
2 pages
Registering as an Organization
1 page
Step 1: Obtain a DUNS Number for Your Organization
2 pages
Step 2: Register with Sam.gov
1 page
Step 3: Create a User Name and Password
1 page
Step 4: AOR Authorization
1 page
Step 5: Track AOR Status
1 page
+ Grant Research
3 lectures 09:12
Federal Agencies Providing Grants
3 pages
How To Find Federal Grant Writing Opportunities
Types Of Federal Grant Writing Opportunities
Grant Research Quiz
3 questions
+ Understanding the Guidelines and the Peer Review Process
6 lectures 21:54
How To Read A Notice Of Funding Availability

This is the marked-up NOFA (Notice of Funding Availability) for you to review.  It is the same one that I used in my lecture.

Exhibit For Lecture 7 Spotting Critical Information In A NOFA
349.1 kB

This exhibit is a supplement to Spotting Critical Information to Guide You in Writing the Grant Application.

Understanding The Federal Review Process
63.8 kB
Exhibit For Lecture 8 Youth Build Grant Application Instructions
176.3 kB
Outlining The Grant Writing Requirements For Your Grant Application
Understanding the Guidelines and the Peer Review Process Quiz
5 questions
+ Finding Relevant Demographics
3 lectures 00:00
American Fact Finder Tutorial For Researching Your Statement Of Need
1.8 MB
Links For State Departments Of Health And Agriculture Research
227.4 kB
Link For National Crime Statistics
344.6 kB
Finding Relevant Demographics Quiz
4 questions
+ Researching and Writing the Statement of Need
3 lectures 08:40
Other Research Links For Your Statement Of Need Narrative
165.4 kB
Researching Your Statement Of Need
Statement of Need Quiz
4 questions
+ Winning With the Program Design
13 lectures 11:49
Program Design Narrative Components
How To Write Goals
84.1 kB

A tutorial and an exercise

3 Types Of Objectives For A Winning Grant Proposal
110.5 kB
Implementation Strategies
Sample 3 Year Timeline Chart And Resources
264.1 kB
Logic Model Tutorial
88.7 kB
Making Your Logic Model Graphic
51.6 kB
Logic Model Example 2
25.8 kB
Management Plan
Sample Evaluation Plan
104.5 kB
Evaluation Plan Tutorial
52.0 kB
Organizational Capability Statement

This is a sample of how to write a sustainability statement.  This sample also includes a statement on evaluation findings' dissemination.  Often, grant funding agencies will query how your organization will share its evaluation findings with the public-at-large.

43.6 kB
Program Design Quiz
14 questions
+ Summing Up Your Needs - Implementation Strategies - Evaluation Plan
1 lecture 01:07

This section is written last using a copy/paste approach from your edited/proofed and completed grant application narrative.   Always follow the funding agency guidelines.  While you will write this last, it will usually be placed at the beginning of your grant application narrative.

Abstract Or Executive Summary
+ Developing the Budget
3 lectures 00:00
Sample Budget Worksheet
1.3 MB
Sample Budget 2year
41.0 kB
Federal Budget Forms And Instructions
219.1 kB
+ Filling In Required Forms
2 lectures 00:00
How To Fill Out Federal Grant Application Forms Tutorial
92.9 kB
Sample Of Federal Grant Applications Certifications And Assurances
83.6 kB