This flexible certificate program provides supervisors, managers, directors and emerging leaders with an opportunity to learn and practice skills in developing successful proposals to obtain external funding. The Grant Writing Certificate Program will cover the basics of grant seeking and writing, enabling anyone with an interest in the topic to get started on the grant writing process.
Times: This program will be offered at two different times. There is a morning session or an evening session. Participants must choose a session and cannot switch classes due to limited class capacity.
- Morning Sessions: 9:30 am (EST) - 12:00 pm (EST)
- Evening Sessions: 6:00 pm (EST) - 8:30 pm (EST)
- Fall 2021 - These sessions are full. We hope you join us for the next available cohort!
- Spring 2022 - Registration will open soon! Please complete the form below, so we can reach out to you when registration opens!
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Modules - Topics Covered
Module 1 - How to Get Started
Module 2 - Basic Elements of Grants and Grant Writing
Module 3 - Building Your Organization's Capacity and Building a Program Design
Module 4 - Finding Potential Funders and How to Build a Budget
Module 5 - Evaluation Plans and Strategies
Module 6 - Grant Writing Reality Check, Pulling a Final Proposal Together
Assignments: Participants will be asked to complete weekly exercises that will assist in meeting the learning outcomes, and to complete a grant application in response to either a grantor’s Request for Proposal or their published application guidelines for a proposal. Participants will be given feedback on their proposals.
After completing the modules, participants will be familiar with the steps of the grant writing process and have basic knowledge about the types of grants available and how to look for them. This certificate program is beneficial for anyone who is interested in grant writing but is not sure how to get started. It will also help experienced academic researchers, nonprofit organizations, and freelance writers to write grants more confidently and improve their grant-writing game.
Certificate Requirements: To earn the certificate, participants must attend all classes and complete the required assignments for the six modules. This includes a final project; to complete a grant application in response to either a grantor’s Request for Proposal or their published application guidelines for a proposal.
Continuing Education Units and Social Work Continuing Education Hours:
This program has been approved for 1.5 CEU's and 15 Social Work Continuing Education hours, three of which fulfill the ethics requirement by the state licensing board. Temple University Harrisburg is a PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors preapproved provider of continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW/LMFT/LPC biennial license renewal.
Certificates of attendance documenting continuing education hours or units will be issued by Temple University Harrisburg.
If you are interested in receiving a certificate of continuing education, the following steps must be completed:
- View and complete the CE Request Form indicating either a request for social work CE or CEU's (only needs completed one time).
- Attend all six modules via Zoom Meeting. Instructor will take and monitor attendance. Participants must be on camera and participating for each entire class.
- Complete an online program evaluation at the end of the six weeks
Program Questions? Please email Pamela Vierra at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellations and Refunds
All cancellation requests must be made in writing via email to Pamela Vierra at email@example.com and received by the Temple University Harrisburg staff before becoming effective. Please note that if registrant does not officially withdraw from a course and does not attend the course, the registrant is still responsible for payment.
Cancellations received ten (10) business days or more prior to the start of the scheduled course will be eligible for a full refund of fees paid.
Cancellations received nine (9) business days to one (1) business day prior to the start of the scheduled course will be subject to a cancellation charge of $10.00 for one day/session courses and $50.00 for multiday courses. Cancellations received less than one (1) business day prior to the start of the scheduled course will not be eligible for a refund.
Request to Postpone Attendance
All requests to be transferred into a future offering must be submitted in writing via email to Pamela Vierra at firstname.lastname@example.org and received by the Temple University Harrisburg staff before becoming effective. Please note that if registrant does not request a transfer into a future offering and does not attend as originally scheduled, the registrant is still responsible for payment.
Transfer requests received ten (10) business days or more prior to the start of the scheduled course will be eligible for a one-time transfer at no cost. Additional transfer requests or requests less than 10 days prior to the start of the course will be subject to a $50.00 administrative fee.
I received word today that the proposal I wrote for my final class project was accepted. To say that I’m excited is an understatement.
- Tirzah McClinton | Public Health Program Administrator
Due to the valuable information from this spring's grant class, I have written and been awarded my first grant!
It is a CDBG-VC fairshare grant between the county and 4 other municipalities. I should have the funds by the end of this year which fits into our new building plans perfectly. Since the grant is for equipment and supplies, I was informed yesterday that there is no reporting required. That was quite a surprise.
Thanks so much for your help!!
- Kate Long, Community Services Manager I Administrative Assistant