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Grant Writing Workshop

Grants Writing Best Practices Training

For First Responders, Emergency Services Providers, State & Local Governments

Type of Workshop City, State Date Instructor Fee Registration
Agency Hosted Silver Spring, MD Sep 8-9, 2010 Margaret Stark $299.00 Register Now
National Pittsburg, PA Sep 16-17, 2010 Margaret Stark $499.00 Register Now
National Kaua’i, HI Oct 14-15, 2010 Kurt Bradley $499.00 Register Now
National Orlando, FL Nov 17-18-19, 2010
See below for details
Tim Kradas $499.00 + $249.00* Register Now
Agency Hosted St Charles , IL Oct 26-27, 2010 Kurt Bradley $299.00 Register Now
National Albuquerque, NM Nov 5-6, 2010 Kurt Bradley $499.00 Register Now
National Reno, NV Dec 2-3, 2010 Margaret Stark $499.00 Register Now

Day 1

Day 2

Registration: 7:00 - 8:00 AM
Program Starts: 8:30 AM
Lunch Break (on your own) : 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Wrap-Up: 5:00 PM

Program Starts: 8:30 AM
Lunch Break (on your own) : 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Wrap-Up: 4:00 PM

Why this training?:

  • Nationally proven grants training expert
  • No fluff – all real-world training
  • Learn by doing
  • A companion book to this workshop "Grant Writers Handbook" for Successful Public Safety Grant Proposals is available for purchase at an additional fee
  • Additional grants writing/review services available (fee may apply)
  • This training and grants writing assistance is permitted under recent DHS AFG grant rules - no conflict of interest

What is Included:

  • Refreshments
  • Numerous Examples of Funded Grant Narratives
  • Certificate of grants Training – 16 Hours

Grant Writing Workshop for Computers and Technology

About this Workshop:

This interactive and comprehensive training was developed for First Responders and Emergency Services Providers and is specifically focused on the skill sets needed to properly research, develop and apply to grant funding streams specific to those career fields.

Grant writing does not require scholarly academic achievement; it requires critical thinking skills. The course is taught in a style and manner that is easily understood by the agency or public safety professional; from the administrator to the line officer. The student will learn how to comprehensively read and understand exactly what the funding source must see in order to affect an award for their agency.

Participants will be taught how to form the nexus between their need and the funding source’s priorities so that their applications are approved. The course focuses extensively on identifying and presenting your need and program to the “reviewing panel” in a manner which removes the negative factors that typically result in a rejection notice. The student will leave the seminar with the knowledge to assist them in researching and identifying grant funding opportunities, reading and comprehending RFPs / Program Guidance documents and organizing and writing the critical sections of the application. Laptops are encouraged.

Course Description:

This course covers the skills and strategies essential to any grant writing process but with heavy emphasis on First Responder grant programs specifically. It will give you the basics you need to successfully compete for funding streams available from corporate, nonprofit or governmental entities. Specific emphasis is placed on researching and writing grants associated with the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice and those associated with the First Responder community.

This course will teach you how to:

  • Translate “Federal-ese” into plain English
  • Comprehend Program Guidance and RFP Documents to Discern Eligibility, Program and Funding Priorities, Rules and Regulations
  • How to Research for Grant and Funding Opportunities and Identify Resources Useful for Doing So
  • Use Critical Thinking Skills for Problem Solving
  • How to Initiate and Implement Proper Grant Strategy into Your Agency
  • How to Express Need and Justify Your Proposals
  • How to “Give Them What They Want”, In Order To “Get What You Need”
  • Conduct a Proper Needs Assessment for Your Agency
  • Thinking Outside the Box!


  • Preparatory Steps to Apply For grants
  • Types of grants
  • Finding and Identifying Funding Sources and Opportunities
  • Determining Eligibility and Suitability of Funding Opportunity
  • The Relevance of Community Partnerships
  • The Politics of grants
  • Performance Measures
  • Forming Grant Writing Teams
  • Reviewing Grant Writing Formats
  • Describing Your Organization
  • Describing Your Request to The Funder
  • Developing a Compelling Problem Statement
  • Writing A Program Approach
  • Showing Financial Need
  • Describing Cost Benefit
  • Planning the Evaluation Process
  • Demonstrating Sustainability
  • Planning the Budget
  • Recommended Attachments
  • 10 Most Common Reasons Grant Applications Are Rejected
  • Follow Up Tasks
  • Alternative Funding Methods

Learn by Example and Doing:

The attendees will be shown examples of successful grants and learn “why” they were successful. and, thru class exercises, will begin their new level of grant writing.

Students will participate in “mock peer review exercises” and be given recent, funded examples of grant applications as they are taught the Best Practices method of “thinking like a reviewer” in developing applications for their own agencies.

Who Should Attend:

  • Any First Responder or Emergency Services Providers With Interests In Accessing Grant Funding Streams That Has Not—Or Has!—Been Successful at Winning Government grants And Cooperative Agreements
  • Regional, State and Local Public Safety and Emergency Management Employees
  • State and Local grants Personnel Interested In Updating Their Grant Writing Skills
  • Both Novice And Seasoned Grant Writers That Wish To Increase Their Rate Of Funding Success With DHS and other Federal Grant Programs
  • City Managers/ Local Governing Board Members Seeking A Better Understanding Of The Current Arena Of Grant Funding Available

Be Prepared:

  • Bring your laptop (most sites have WiFi access) - not a requirement, but it will help you to save and access resources.
  • Highlighter, Pen & Notepad.
  • Bring information (electronic files and print outs) on previously denied grant proposals or new project ideas.
  • Remember to bring your laptop's power cord.

Grant Writing Workshop for Elderly and Shelterless





  • Find and Train the Right Person
  • So, What Exactly Is a Grant?
  • Funding Sources
  • Types of grants
  • First Steps
  • Proper Grant Strategy
  • Forming a grants Team
  • DUNS Number
  • NIMS Compliance
  • Finding Funding
  • Politics of grants
  • You Found a Grant
  • Reviewing the RFP/Guidelines
  • Components of a Grant
  • Project Summary
  • Problem Statement/Needs Statement
  • Program Approach/Project Description
  • Financial Need
  • Cost Benefit
  • Goals And Objectives
  • Evaluation

  • Timeline Management Plan
  • Performance Measures
  • Sustainability
  • Exportable Products
  • Conclusion
  • Budget
  • Alternative Funding: Corporate/Private Foundation Solicitations
  • Proposal Format
  • After the Application Process
  • Your Grant Is Approved
  • Common Reasons grants Are Declined
  • Review and Discussion of Various Funded Grant Applications
  • Wrap-Up
  • Dismissal

Grant Writing Workshop for Disabled

Grant Writing Workshop for Health Care Programs

Registration Options & Fee:

National Workshop Tuition Fees and Registration:

Agency Hosted Workshop Tuition Fees and Registration:

  • Government (Federal, State/Local): $499 per person
  • Commercial Business: $699 per person

National Workshops avaliable at:

Please see the Training Schedule at the top of this page.

Register online : Please see the Training Schedule at the top of this page

Register offline here by downloading the PDF Fax-Back form for these National Workshops.

  • All Public Safety or Local Govt Agency personnel: $299 per person
  • Commercial Business: $499 per person

Current Agency Hosted Workshops Available at:

Please see the Training Schedule at the top of this page

Register online : Please see the Training Schedule at the top of this page

Register offline here by downloading the PDF Fax-Back form for Agency-Hosted workshops.

Grant Writing Workshop for Affordable Housing Programs

Other Registration Options:

*Please note: Online registration closes 2 days before the event, and at that point you must register by using the downloadable form (below) and bringing it to the event with you. Early registration is encouraged. If you do not register early we may not have class materials or manuals for you.

[1] Phone Customer Service at (941) 752-5757
[2] E-mail Customer Service
[3] Mail or Fax our downloadable registration form to:

Government Training Inc.
5372 Sandhamn Place
Second Floor
Longboat Key, Florida 34228

Phone: (941) 752-5757
Fax : (941) 727-7547

Registrations are payable by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, company check or government purchase order.

CANCELLATION POLICY: You may designate a substitute in writing any time before the event. Cancellation requests must be sent in writing (email or fax) and will be subject to a $100 processing fee. In the event of work or family related emergency, the registrant may apply the course fee to any other training course offered by Homeland Defense grants.

We're sure you'll be satisfied with the content of our training. If you're not, please tell us why in a brief letter and we will credit your investment towards another Homeland Defense grants training.

Homeland Defense grants has the right to refuse registration to any attendee at any time.


Workshop Locations:

Silver Spring, MD

The Grant Writing workshop on Sep 8-9, 2010, will be held at 12751 Layhill Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906

Host: Maryland National Capital Park Police- Montgomery County Division

Local Agency Contact: Training Coordinator – Margaret Kingsley - (301) 929-5992

Nearby Hotels:

Comfort Inn Georgia Ave/DC Gateway -7990 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, US, 20910-4860 - Ph: (301) 565-3444
Doubletree Hotel Bethesda - 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 – Phone (201) 256-3477

Kaua'i, HI

The Grant Writing workshop on Oct 14-15, 2010, will be held at County of Kaua'i Civil Defense - Emergency Operations Center - 990 Kaana Street, Suite 100, First Floor- Lihu'e, HI 96766

Local Agency Contact: Ann M. K. Wooton – Grants Program Manager
Ph: 808-241-4213 / Fax: 808-241-6529 / Email:

Nearby Hotels:

1) The Kaua'i Inn – 2430 Hulemalu Rd., Lihu'e, HI 96766. Rates $79-119 Per nite.
Ph: 800-808-2330. Website:
2) Garden Island Inn – 3445 Wilcox Rd. Lihu'e, HI 96766. Rates $99.00 + tax per night.
Ph: 800-648-0154. Website:
3) Hilton Kaua'i Beach Resort – 4331 Kaua'i Beach Road, Lihu'e, HI 96766. Kama‘aina $89.00 + tax. Special $119.00 + tax includes breakfast for 2. Must confirm rates at time of booking with hotel.
Ph: 866-971-2782 Website:

St Charles , IL

The Grant Writing workshop on Oct 26-27, 2010, will be held at 3823 Karl Madsen Drive, St Charles, IL 60175

Local Contact: Jim Jones Ph: 630-584-8029 Email:

Nearby Hotels:

Fairfield Inn and Suites ($99 per night)
2096 Bricher Road, St Charles, IL 60174

Best Western, 1635 East Main Street, Saint Charles, IL 60174
($63-$99 per night-they do offer government/military rates)

Orlando, FL

The Grant Writing workshop on Nov 17, 18 and 19, 2010, will be held at Hilton Garden Inn Orlando International Drive North

RM rate will be $85.00 per night. Each room will also include free passes to use the International Drive Trolley system and the rates will be extended to include the weekend immediately after the workshop.

Registration Fee:

- All 3 days- Grant Writing and Grant Management Best Practices training - $599
- 2- days only Grant Writing Best Practices training- $499
- 1-day Grants Management Best Practices training - $249

On-Site Training:

Have a Large Staff to Train? Can't Make These Dates? Tight Travel Budget?

Homeland Defense Grants can provide grant writing training, consulting and grants management wherever and whenever you need, including on-site at your facility. Our staff will cost-effectively implement training customized to your needs. If you have group of attendees (usually 15 or more), we can bring this course to you and help save you time, travel costs, and more!

To request a proposal and schedule training, e-mail Kurt Bradley, Vice President, Homeland Defense Grants at kurt.bradley[at]

Government Training Inc.
5372 Sandhamn Place
Second Floor
Longboat Key, Florida 34228