Proven Methods for Securing Government Grants and Contracts


March 20, 2024

Start Time

9:00 am

End Time

12:30 pm



Event Type

Nonprofit University

Registration Details

Members: $95
Non-Members: $125


While it’s tempting to think of government funding as “free money,” securing a grant or contract is a complex process that requires significant time and expertise. The support of government agencies comes with significant obligations, and this course will prepare your organization for the extensive work necessary.

In this course, you will dive into federal applications, exploring the SF-424 family of forms, discussing winning project abstracts and narratives, and building a compelling budget with narrative. We will use an actual request for proposals (RFP) to frame the conversations.

This course will present and discuss government grants at an intermediate-level. For the fundamentals of government grants and contracts, check out Intro to Government Funding.

Learning Objectives

After this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Evaluate a federal request for proposals (RFP) or notice of funding available (NOFA) to assess the fit of your organization or programs.
  • Identify the main parts of a federal grant application.
  • Fill out government grant applications, or find a consultant who can help, and ensure your organization conforms to the uniform administrative requirements.


  • CEOs and executive directors
  • Development leaders and staff
  • Board members, in particular Board chairs and Fundraising committee chairs and members


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Dr. Brandi Rae Hicks

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