GrantWriting 101 PowerPoint Presentation
Quick GrantWriting Tips
The RRISD Grant Development office provides Grant Proposal Writing Workshops to district personnel free of charge.
The grant proposal writing workshops are designed to familiarize novice and intermediate-level proposal writers with the various aspects of proposal writing:
How to research funding (federal, state, and private)
How to plan projects that meet district/campus needs and goals
How to write a successful grant application
The training format includes both lecture and interactive activities. The training schedule is very flexible and can be provided on-site or off-site. Individual, small-group, or large-group format (up to 25 participants) options are available. Introductory workshops are scheduled for a half-day, whereas intermediate workshops require up to one full day. The all-day seminar includes a draft proposal-writing and critique exercise.
Participants receiving the maximum benefit from the Grant Proposal Writing workshops typically: 1) have little or no grant-writing experience; or, 2) have written some grant proposals but have no formal training.
Participants should be prepared to develop proposals during the in-class exercises that are based on actual programs for which funding is sought. Please bring notices about current funding opportunities (Request for Proposal - RFP's), or previous opportunities that you may have applied for unsuccessfully.
Even if participants are not actively working on a funding proposal at this time, it may be helpful for them to think of a project they would like to develop in the future. Bring a rough outline for the project design and any other information they may have with them to the workshop.
Please contact Carolyn Austin, RRISD Discretionary Grant Coordinator, at 464-5976 for more information or to schedule a grant writing workshop.