Grant Writing

The grant writing process – completing an application for outside funding by a federal or state government agency, a private or public foundation, or any other source – can be confusing. Nonprofits, municipalities, arts organizations, research institutions, and even individuals can qualify for grants.

CT State Manchester offers the following courses to help you understand and successfully navigate the world of grant writing:

Introduction to Grant Writing (Online)
This course will cover tips for writing effective grant proposals and becoming a grant writer. Learn how to get started or, if you have started, how to continue and finish. The parts of the Connecticut Common Grant Application form will be reviewed, including cover letter, cover page, statement of need, project description, budget and narrative, organizational information and appendix. In addition, basic research methods, cultivation of contacts and meeting funders will also be discussed, as well as how to cope with rejection and what to do next. Grant reporting will be looked at briefly. Students will be given many online resources to use to support grant writing, job researching, demonstrating need and additional learning opportunities. Required for this online course: Internet access and computer; microphone and webcam needed. This course will be taught using Webex. The instructor will contact students with further instructions one to three business days prior to class.

Spring 2024

CRN 81846 | Fee: $145
2 Fridays | 4/5-4/12
1-4 p.m. | Online
Instructor: Beverly Salzman, MS, MBA

Beginning Grant Writing Workshop (Online)
Are you ready to begin writing a grant? This sequel course to Introduction to Grant Writing will use the Connecticut Common Grant Application form to practice writing elements of a grant and provide a supportive environment to write the sections of the Common Grant Application, with plenty of opportunities for peer and instructor review. Students will need agency information and a project to fund. The application can be fictional, if the student just wants to practice. Students will leave class with a draft grant proposal. Required for this online course: Internet access and computer; microphone and webcam needed. This course will be taught using Webex. The instructor will contact students with further instructions one to three business days prior to class. Prerequisite: Introduction to Grant Writing class or minor experience in grant writing.

Spring 2024

CRN 81848 | Fee: $145
2 Fridays | 4/19-4/26
1-4 p.m. | Online
Instructor: Beverly Salzman, MS, MBA

How to Register:

Complete the online Registration Form

More Information:

Contact the Continuing Education and Workforce Development information desk at ceinfo@manchestercc.edu.