Federal Grant Writing 101

Grant Writing Classes on How to Write and Win a Federal Government Grant Award
  • Lectures 48
  • Video 2 Hours
  • Skill level all level
  • Languages English
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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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  • Over 48 lectures and 1.5 hours of content!


Section 1: Introduction to Federal Grant Writing 101
1.24 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
340.88 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.

62.35 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
172.12 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
1.71 MB
Links For State Departments Of Health And Agriculture Research
222.04 KB
Link For National Crime Statistics
336.56 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
161.57 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
82.17 KB
107.93 KB

A tutorial and an exercise

Implementation Strategies
Sample 3 Year Timeline Chart And Resources
257.88 KB
Logic Model Tutorial
86.66 KB
Making Your Logic Model Graphic
50.39 KB
Logic Model Example 2
25.2 KB
Management Plan
Sample Evaluation Plan
102.06 KB
Evaluation Plan Tutorial
50.79 KB
Organizational Capability Statement
42.61 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
1.25 MB
Sample Budget 2year
40.07 KB
Federal Budget Forms And Instructions
213.98 KB
Section 10: Filling In Required Forms
How To Fill Out Federal Grant Application Forms Tutorial
90.75 KB
Sample Of Federal Grant Applications Certifications And Assurances
81.61 KB
Section 11: Understanding Submission Requirements and the Course Review Summary
Single Point Of Contract Requirements For Selected States
190.45 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

Instructor Biography

THE GRANT DOCTOR! Dr. Bev Browning , $400 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 $350 million.

Dr. Browning is the author of 41 grants-related publications, including Grant Writing For Dummies™ (Wiley.com); Grant Writing for Educators (Solution-Tree.com;How to Become a Grant Writing Consultant and Faith-Based Grants: Aligning Your Church to Receive Abundance (www.bevbrowning.com); Perfect Phrases for Writing Grant Proposals and Perfect Phrases for Fundraising (McGraw-Hill.com), and Rule of Thumb: A Guide to Small Business Sustainability (Rule-of-Thumb.biz).

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. In 2011, Dr. Browning was appointed Vice President of Grants Professional Services for eCivis, Inc.


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    • Jenny Wood

    Needs updating!

    This course is almost 2 years old. The Grants.gov website has completely changed and the online application process used to require registration with CCR as the NOFA in this course says. But I've read that now it requires registration with SAM instead. I'm only part way through - what else has changed?

    • Kristi Niemer

    I enjoyed this course because it gave me a lot of resources and information to go to when I am writing my grants and I know that if I have any questions that come up I will know where to go to and know where to find the answers to my questions.

    • Sylvia Butler

    Federal Grant Writing 101

    This was a very good course. Dr. Browning gave lots of examples and instructions which will be very helpful when writing a federal grant.

    • Audrey McLaughlin

    Good intro, lots of good material

    Very helpful beginning and I will go back to it many times. The course is a little heavy on the attachments; I would have benefited from more lecture to accompany them. But Dr. Browning is terrific and Grant Writing for Dummies is one of my favorite books on grantwriting (all the Dummies books are written by experts who can really write!).

    • Suelen Hernandez

    Grant Writing 101

    This was a easy to understand course that provides you with tons of resources to fulfill all of your grant writing needs.

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