Educators will benefit by exposure to the grant providers in the area of education and STEP BY STEP process.




IND 1288


Paul gose


This course provides educators of all grade levels and teaching experiences an introduction to the process of grant writing. Educators will benefit by exposure to the grant providers in the area of education and STEP BY STEP process by which to obtain grant moneys to benefit student learning.


Correspondence will occur once every week until course requirements are met. Evidence of 15 hours per unit must be submitted. Locations will vary due to technology needs and be determined on an individual basis.

There will be 12.5 hours of instructional sessions per unit of credit during this course. The type of communication will be determined by the participant and Valley Teachers Group.


  • Understand the basic process of grant work.
  • Realize the importance of planning for grants.
  • Recognize the steps involved in project development.
  • Be encouraged and have the confidence to know that YOU can do it.


Scholastic/academic time log must be submitted at completion of the course. 

Time specific log documenting research, activity and curriculum. Evidence of 45 hours must be recorded to meet course requirement.

  • Educators will select 3 to 5 grant applications.
  • Educators will develop a grant project per application.
  •  Educators will provide evidence of one grant proposal to be submitted to the provider.

The six instructional sessions will be set upon enrollment. Any additional correspondence will be conducted on request.

POLICY ON Plagiarism

All people participating in the educational process at Fresno Pacific University are expected to pursue honesty and integrity in all aspects of their academic work. Academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, will be handled according to the procedures set forth on page 8 of the Fresno Pacific University Catalogue.


Enrollees will benefit by accessing the following online: The Only Grant Writing Book You’ll Ever Need by Ellen Karsh and Arlen Sue Fox. Published by Carroll & Graf Publishers in 2003.


First Correspondence:
  • Review of the course syllabus.

Class Session 1:
  • Proposal Outline
  • Grant Writing Basics
  • Text overview
  • In preparation for next class read lessons 1-3 in the text.

Class Session 2:
  • Computer access required.
  • Explore Don Griesmann’s Grant Opportunities
  • Watch “Proposal Writing Basics”
  • Proposal Budgeting Basics
  • Foundations and their role in Philanthropy
  • Explore Black Sheep Fundraising by Jay Mendell online.
  • Read Lessons 4-6 in the text.

Class Session 3:
  • Anatomy of a Grant Proposal
  • Advocacy Funding
  • Non-profit guides online.
  • Subscribe to A to Z Grant writing.
  • Read Lessons 7-9 in text.

Class Session 4:
  • View and discuss sample proposals.
  • Free Guide to Plain English
  • View The Secrets of Their Success online.
  • Read Lessons 10-15 in text.

Class Session 5:
  • Community Tool Kit
  • Grant Proposal Checklist
  • Grant Proposal submission will occur to meet course requirements.


A grant proposal to be submitted to the appropriate provider.

Participant will submit a completed application and an academic time log.


Grading Criteria:
Grades are Credit/No Credit (CR or NC). Credit is equivalent to a B grade or above. Letter grades are not issued.

Participants are evaluated based on successful completion and submission of:
  1. Time log recording a minimum of 45 hours – 20%
  2. Reflection on required readings – 30%
  3. A completed grant application – 30%
  4. Proper documentation and citation in all work for this course – 10%
  5. Participation in class Sessions – 10%

Completion of these items will result in a passing grade for the participant.


These courses are post-baccalaureate, professional development units that are not part of a degree program, but are designed in collaboration with school districts and other educational organizations to meet specific staff development needs. Students should seek approval of appropriate district or college officials before enrolling in these courses to satisfy any degree, state credential, or local school district requirements.