Multiple opportunities are provided throughout the year to learn more about grant writing. We have designed in-person and online sessions to support school district administrators, curriculum/grant specialists and teachers from those just beginning to learn about grants to those who have knowledge and experience in proposal development.
All About Grants: Summer Institute supports those who are beginning, advanced or expert grants professionals through an intensive overview of proven grant practices. This Institute is held in June of each year.
The Quest for Grants Webinar/Workshop Series is held throughout the year. It provides grant specialists or program staff with in-depth knowledge and tools to start or continue funding their programs.
You may search for each opportunity via our workshop management system
by event title. See below.
All About Grants: Summer Institute
Whether you are a beginning grants specialist or a seasoned professional, All About Grants: Summer Institute is designed to enhance your district's capability to plan, write and implement successful proposal development processes. The Institute covers an overview of the complex grant writing process and aspects of pre-planning, planning, implementation, review and submission within grants development through hands-on and practice activities.
Quest for Grants Webinars/Workshops
The webinars/workshops are designed to support school district staff including administrators, curriculum specialists or teachers who are new to the grants arena or those grant specialists who are seasoned professionals.
So You Want Me to Write a Grant!
So You Want Me to Write a Grant is designed to teach participants: 1) components of a grant proposal; 2) how to manage the writing process from preparation through submission; and 3) how to make sure reviewers like your proposal.
Funding Resources Are Everywhere!
Connecting to funders is the first step to creating sustainable programs. Using the latest online resources, this workshop is designed to train participants to research funding opportunities that support medium to large projects, clarify funding criteria and analyze organizational fit with funding opportunities.
It Takes Planning to Save the World!
It Takes Planning to Save the World session helps beginning grant professionals understand the fundamentals of program planning. Participants learn about: 1) defining program design; 2) stages of program planning; 3) components of successful program plans; and 4) using a logic model to plan programs.
The Grant Budget: It's Not Just About the Math!
The Grant Budget: It’s Not Just About the Math! teaches participants the elements of budget preparation and planning while taking them through the development of a detailed line-item budget. Individuals gain resources to assist them in understanding: budget categories; calculating cash matches and in-kind contributions; allowed and disallowed costs; and other budgetary issues.
Data Mining for Grant Writers!
Data Mining for Grant Writers! guides participants through the process of locating statistics quickly and seamlessly. Participants are led through a series of practice activities to uncover "hard-hitting" local data to strengthen proposal budget categories; calculating cash matches and in-kind contributions; allowed and disallowed costs; and other budgetary issues.
A Model Grants Development Office!
A Model Grants Development Office covers how to create the structure and processes of a successful grants acquisition program within an organization. The session also equips you with the measurements for assessing the effectiveness of your grants office.
Using a Logic Model to Create Your Grant Project Design!
Using a Logic Model to Create Your Grant Project Design covers the elements of a logic model and how it can be used by your grants team to create your project. The session will walk you through strategies to engage your grant writing team to conceptualize a project.
Grant Writing Composition and Its Process
Developing a successful grant proposal takes time and effort. Writing a proposal is an integral part of the process. This session will introduce participants to the fundamentals of writing a grant proposal. Participants will learn about writing techniques, different writing styles, the writing process, appropriate grammar use and much more.
Customized Training for School District Personnel
CGD will work with district staff from the 25 HCDE school districts to customize training (1-3 hour sessions) on grant-related topics at no cost to the district.
Use our secure registration system to register for these workshops at http://wms.hcde-texas.org/
. District personnel from the 25 HCDE districts may participate at no cost. Others will be required to pay a fee. District personnel may email email@example.com
or call 713-696-1393 for their discount code.
Call the Center for Grants Development at 713-696-1393 for more information.