This 3-Part Series was created to help nonprofits prepare for ARPA funding.

Part I: Government Grant Readiness

This session will help grantwriters determine if their organization is grant-ready, including whether or not applying for federal grants—or applying for a specific grant opportunity—is the right thing to do at this time.  The following topics are discussed:

  • What do you need to have in place to successfully apply for grants?
  • What do you need to know about your organization, the prospective funder, and the grant opportunity before you apply?
  • How do you determine if a particular grant is one you should pursue?
  • When is applying for a grant a bad idea?
    Watch Part 1: Government Grant Readiness


    Part II: Government Grant Proposal Development

    Thissession will provide tools and processes that will help grantwriters figure out how to wrangle the beast into submission and prepare competitive proposals.  The following topics are discussed: 

    • Getting yourself and your team organized to prepare the proposal including setting timeframes, defining team roles, and anticipating problems that may arise during proposal development.
    • Getting registered in federal application systems.
    • Understanding how federal (and other government) proposals are evaluated and scored.
    • How to effectively outline your proposal, allocate page real estate, and ensure that you address the elements that will garner points.
    • Writing tips to help you present a strong, readable proposal.
      Watch Part 2: Government Grant Proposal Development

      Part 3: Government Grant Compliance: 

      This session focuses on key areas of compliance, including: 

      • Fund accounting prinicples
      • ARPA funding
      • Compliance requirements
      • Preparing for a single audit
        Watch Part 3: Government Grant Compliance

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