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Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing

Workshop dates are March 21 & April 11

To learn more:

Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing is a 2-day in-person workshop hosted by Purdue Extension in counties around the state. At the end of Day 1, participants will have a proposal outline and all the resources they need to develop it into a full proposal. On Day 2, participants practice reviewing a grant proposal, interacting with a funder, and searching for funding.

Workshop participants across the state have leveraged millions of dollars in grant funding to improve the quality of life. Thanks to their success, Indiana is home to new community playgrounds, expanded social services, inclusive arts initiatives, natural resource enhancements, renovated historical buildings, innovative educational offerings, and so much more! Our trainers can also provide customized training to existing groups with a shared focus.

Program Takeaways

Participants completing the 2-day workshop (13 educational hours) receive a certificate of attendance. Check with your professional association to see if CEUs are available.

Included in the training are:

  • Lunch, refreshments, and materials for both days of the workshop
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing manual
  • Free 2-week Pro access to Candid’s Foundation Directory Online
  • Professional review of a final proposal draft

Target Audiences

Past participants have included staff and volunteers from local governments, nonprofits, and educational organizations, as well as members of community groups, clubs, and concerned citizens who see a need in their communities that they want to help address. Participants should have an idea for a proposal in mind so that they can develop it over the course of the workshop.


  • “The program was extremely beneficial. The staff were professional and helpful. They are available even after the program for questions or brainstorming. Great for beginners and good as a refresher program.”
  • “The Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing workshop was one of the better workshops I’ve ever attended. I’ve always felt that I was a strong grant writer, but this training helped me see grant writing from the perspective of many other organizations and fields rather than just my own. One of the key components I took from this training was the ability to identify short-, medium-, and long-term goals that an organization should have when pursuing and securing grant funding.”

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