Faith-Based Grants

This course will guide faith-based groups through the action steps needed to apply for grants.
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2012 English

Course Description

In this course, my goal is to help churches and ministries across the United States—large and small, denominational and non-denominational—understand how to align institutions and congregations to receive the abundance intended under the federal government’s faith-based grants initiative.

What are the requirements?

  • Ability to use the Internet to search for faith-based grant funding opportunties
  • Ability to use the Internet to search for notices of funding availability for eligible faith-based applicants.
  • Ability to research the Internet for all chapter content that requires "hands-on" learning.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course, you will be able to align your church, ministry or other faith-based organization to meet the eligible grant applicant requirements set forth by the federal government and other funding agencies.

Who is the target audience?

  • Church administrators and volunteers
  • Ministry leaders and volunteers
  • Faith-based organization funders, leaders and volunteers
  • Faith-based grant writers
  • Faith-based capacity building consultants

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to Faith-Based Grants

Not a day goes by when I don't receive an email or telephone call from a small church or ministry from some town in the United States wanting to apply for grant opportunities. Funds are needed to repair their church; to build a community service building or to start a community service project, like low-incoming housing or a soup kitchen. I created this online course to answer many of your questions about faith-based grants from the federal government and other funding sources. I hope you will find the information helpful and guiding in your mission or ministry.

In this course, you will gain knowledge in the following areas:

  • Purpose of the federal faith-based legislation.
  • Federal legislation's impact on faith-based grant seekers.
  • What's grant worthy under the federal legislation.
  • The importance of having a separate nonprofit status for your community or world outreach programs.
  • How to identify and leverage community, regional, state, national and international partnerships.
  • How to search for federal grant making agencies that have a track record of awarding grants to faith-based grant seekers.
  • How to conduct a community needs assessment to determine where there are gaps in services or programs that your church can provide with grant funding.
  • How to create an action plan for aligning your church or ministry to receive grant abundance.
  • How to find examples of funded grant applications.
Section 2: Course Resource Handbook
532.1 kB

All students enrolling in Faith-Based Grants will receive a free copy of my e-book.  This book sells for $25.  This means that you're actually only paying $4 for the rest of the course content.  It's a blessing and a gift to pass on to you!  Dr. Bev Browning  :>)

Section 3: Government Faith-Based Grants Orientation
Lesson 3 The White House Office Of Faith Based And Neighborhood Partnerships Overview
2 pages
Points of Contact - Federal Agencies
Lesson 5 Grants And Resources Links For Faith Based Grant Seekers
2 pages
Section 4: Private Sector Faith-Based Grants: Resources
Lesson 6 Private Sector Funding Sources For Faith Based Programs
566.9 kB
Section 5: Capacity-Building Guidance: Preparing Your Organization for Grant Readiness!
Lesson 7 Effective Faith Based Partnerships
44 pages
Lesson 8 Capturing Federal $ For Your Programs
Lesson 9 Validating The Problems That The Grant Funding Will Solve
Lesson 10 Implementing The 5 Critical Steps In Your Community Needs Assessment
Lessons 11 14 Creating A Strategic Funding Plan
Lesson 12 Why A Church Needs A Separate Nonprofit For Grant Seeking
3 pages
Lesson 13 Framework For Creating Community Partnerships
33 pages
Lesson 14 Best Practices For Empowering Your Membership In Community Engagement
6 pages
Section 6: An Expert's Outlook
Lesson 15 Future Of Faith Based Grants And Course Summary
Section 7: Course Summary and Course Completion Quiz
Summary of Topics Covered in Faith-Based Grants
Course Completion Quiz
7 questions

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Instructor Biography

Dr. Bev Browning, $430 Million in Grant Awards!

Dr. Bev. Browning has been consulting in the areas of grant writing, contract bid responses, and organizational development for nearly four decades. Her clients have included career, volunteer and combination fire departments; chambers of commerce, faith-based organizations, and units of local and county municipal governments; state and federal government agencies, school districts and colleges, social and human service agencies, hospitals, service associations, and Fortune 500 corporations. Dr. Browning has assisted clients and workshop participants throughout the United States in receiving awards of more than $430 million.

Dr. Browning is the author of 41 grants-related publications, including Grant Writing For Dummies™; Grant Writing for Educators;How to Become a Grant Writing Consultant and Faith-Based Grants: Aligning Your Church to Receive Abundance, and Perfect Phrases for Writing Grant Proposals and Perfect Phrases for Fundraising.

She holds degrees in Organizational Development, Public Administration, and Business Administration. Dr. Browning is a current member of the Grant Professional Association. She is Director of the Grant Writing Training Foundation and, in 2011, Dr. Bev created the Grant Writing Services division for eCivis, Inc.

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