Course Content and Outcome Guide for BA 209 Effective Winter 2016

Course Number:
BA 209
Course Title:
Introduction to Grant Writing
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Course Description

Covers identifying and evaluating appropriate funding sources, developing community relationships, and crafting successful funding proposals. Develops skills and knowledge necessary to prepare a competitive grant application. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Compile a proposal needs assessment.
2. Identify and evaluate the potential funding sources most appropriate for a nonprofit organization€™s goals and objectives.
3. Build community relationships necessary for the support of a proposal.
4. Write grant proposals including effective documentation and statistics.
5. Respond appropriately to requirements of accepted grant proposals.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the concepts described in the
required competencies by any combination of the following:

  • Participation in class activities
  • Composition of grant proposals
  • Development and delivery of presentations
  • Completion of assigned homework
  • Completion of assessment examinations

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, Issues
A. Grant writing tools and resources
B. Funding research resources
C. Community networking
D. Proposal guidelines and requests for proposals
E. Grant application components, terms and concepts
F. Grant budgets
G. Proposal objectives
H. Writing strategies
I. Grant review process
J. Grant rejection and acceptance follow€up
Competencies, Skills
A. Identify goals of proposal
B. Conduct effective grant research
C. Write effective grant narratives and supporting reports
D. Develop community relationships
E. Deliver oral presentation of proposals