Federal Grant Writing 101

Grant Writing Classes on How to Write and Win a Federal Government Grant Award
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  • Lectures 48
  • Length 1.5 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 4/2012 English

Course Description

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.

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Section 1: Introduction to Federal Grant Writing 101
1.3 MB

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

Welcome Message FGW101
Section 2: 2014 Updated Information on the Grants.gov Registration Process
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
Section 3: Grant Research
Federal Agencies Providing Grants
3 pages
How To Find Federal Grant Writing Opportunities
Types Of Federal Grant Writing Opportunities
Grant Research Quiz
3 questions
Section 4: Understanding the Guidelines and the Peer Review Process
How To Read A Notice Of Funding Availability
349.1 kB

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.

63.8 kB

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

Spotting Critical Information To Guide You
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
Section 5: Finding Relevant Demographics
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
Section 6: Researching and Writing the Statement of Need
Other Research Links For Your Statement Of Need Narrative
165.4 kB
Researching Your Statement Of Need
Writing Your Statement Of Need
Statement of Need Quiz
4 questions
Section 7: Winning With the Program Design
Program Design Narrative Components
How To Write Goals
84.1 kB
110.5 kB

A tutorial and an exercise

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
43.6 kB

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.

Program Design Quiz
14 questions
Section 8: Summing Up Your Needs - Implementation Strategies - Evaluation Plan

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.

Section 9: Developing the Budget
Sample Budget Worksheet
1.3 MB
Sample Budget 2year
41.0 kB
Federal Budget Forms And Instructions
219.1 kB
Section 10: Filling In Required Forms
How To Fill Out Federal Grant Application Forms Tutorial
92.9 kB
Sample Of Federal Grant Applications Certifications And Assurances
83.6 kB
Section 11: Understanding Submission Requirements and the Course Review Summary
Single Point Of Contract Requirements For Selected States
195.0 kB

Recently added: Updated registration process for grants.gov and sam.gov.

Section 12: Examples of Funded Grant Applications
Foundation Grant Proposal Narrative - Funded
11 pages
Government Grant Proposal Narrative - Funded
18 pages

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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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Grant Ready Organization

A grant is a sum of money given for a purpose.

A Grant Ready Organization (GRO) is prepared to apply for grant opportunities. GROs have all of their records, registrations and audits in place, accessible, and up-to-date. GROs have engaged and gained support from leadership, policy-makers and stakeholders. GROs align their mission, vision, and capacity with their understanding of community needs as the foundation of their grant seeking strategy.

Social Media is a tool used to discover,connect and
share with our
partners, our
our stakeholders and our funders throughout
the grant seeking process.
Sharing program impacts and milestones has never been easier. Funders are listening. Grantmakers are requesting social media links and requiring the use of social media within grant programs. Grantmaking foundations and government agencies are embracing social networks to further transparency and communications with the communities and grantees they serve. In grant seeking, social media let's you listen in and participate in the conversations with grantmakers. Social media is part of your grant seeking, professional development, program engagement and funder research and relationship toolboxes.