cja355 | undergraduate

Grant Writing

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This course explores the basics of grant and proposal writing for criminal justice programs and agencies, from needs assessment to finding federal, state, and private funding. Students will practice program design and evaluation, research various grant application components and requirements, and identify funding sources and suggestions to develop successful grant proposals.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Introduction to Grants

    • Connect ideas with possible funding agencies.
    • Develop strategies for teamwork.
    • Describe common grant types.
    • Identify possible grant sources.
    • Evaluate needs criteria used by funding agencies.

    Program Budgets

    • Identify common program budget formats.
    • Identify line-item categories commonly associated with grants.
    • Develop a project budget for grant funding.
    • Quantify project budgetary needs.

    Defining the Problem and Addressing the Need

    • Describe a problem faced by criminal justice organizations.
    • Analyze problem-solving models.
    • Develop goals and objectives for grant funded programs.
    • Organize an implementation plan.

    Grant Writing

    • Evaluate grant application formats.
    • Identify best practices in grant writing.
    • Identify required sections of grant applications.
    • Develop project titles.

    Project Submission and Post-Funding Activities

    • Identify types of post-grant reports.
    • Evaluate post-program success.
    • Determine specific submission guidelines for funding agencies.
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