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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    Project Submission and Post-Funding

    • Evaluate post-program success.
    • Determine specific submission guidelines for funding agencies.
    • Describe the role of the title page and cover letter.
    • Identify types of post-grant reports.

    Introduction to Grants

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

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

    Program Budgets

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