Basic Grant Writing Training workshop to be offered at Penn State DuBois

DuBOIS, Pa. — The COVID-19 pandemic has made it even more important for all businesses to watch for, and competently apply for, local, state and federal grants to help keep their business alive. Penn State DuBois Continuing Education and the North Central PA LaunchBox have partnered to provide this basic grant writing training. This program will be delivered in webinar style and allow participants to work on their basic grant application text and receive one-on-one feedback from the instructor.

This 7.5-hour training is supplemented by additional “homework” and one-on-one correspondence with the instructor, who will help students work on standard grant text that every company must have to apply for almost any grant. Classes are Mondays from 9 to 10:15 a.m., on April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 10 and 17, and will be taught using a Zoom Conferencing Link. Please note that there will not be a class on May 3.

The goal for this introductory grant-writing training is to prepare participants to successfully plan, develop and write a competitive grant application for their organization. The class will introduce the Logic Model that can be used when planning a grant project and focus on how to cultivate a granting agency prior to submitting an application.

Students will learn to identify funding sources and how to ensure a request lines up with the funder’s guidelines. Students will learn how to fully research proposal content and develop realistic goals, objectives and outcomes. Time will be spent discussing and developing skills on how to prepare a competitive budget. The class will review an application that was not funded and discuss the reasons it was not funded. Additional time will be spent learning how to prepare an evaluation and improving writing skills.

The fee for this course is $295.00.

Penn State DuBois offers discounts for companies wishing to register four or more staff members for an individual training. For more information, please contact Penn State DuBois Continuing and Community Education at 814-375-4715 or [email protected].