Grant Proposal Writing

Certificate Eligibility: 
5 ARC, 0.75 CEU
1 day
Max Attendees: 
Tactical & Strategic

In an era of budget cuts, learning to write better grant proposals might just pay for itself. This course surveys the types of state, federal, and private foundation grants available and provides information about researching and writing grant proposals. Topics include types of grants, types of funders, elements of a grant proposal, the grant review process, managing your grant project, reporting requirements, and funding resources.

Learning Outcomes: 
Explain the grant review process
Differentiate between types of grants and funders
Identify parts of a grant proposal and where to look for resources
Identify alternative sources of funding
Who Should Attend?: 

Archivists, librarians, and other staff members who have an interest in or responsibility to explore funding resources for an institution. An emphasis on preservation grants is stressed.

"I really like the booklet provided. The program was thorough and helpful. Gina did a great job of organizing it and hitting the highlights."
"Great explanation of various parts of grant application process."
“Presentation was clear, logical, and very accessible for someone...with little background, while still being in-depth.” — Clark Hansen
Co-Sponsor Provides: 
  • Classroom: 6-foot tables with two chairs each or 8-foot tables with three chairs each
  • Table, chair, and lectern for instructor
  • Instructor workstation (a PC or laptop that has a USB port, runs standard MS Office software, and has PowerPoint)
  • LCD projector and replacement bulb for the LCD projector
  • Projection screen
  • Clicker for the PowerPoint slideshow, if possible
  • Lapel microphone
  • Coffee/tea/water for morning break
  • Water/assorted soft drinks for afternoon break