NLC Grant Writing Training


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In this two-day grant writing training you’ll get the skills and know-how to facilitate community involvement along with comprehensive and strategic planning to establish a dedicated project team to research and identify potential grant sources and develop the attitude and fortitude needed to write competitive grant proposals successfully.  This presentation will show grant writers how to gain competence in writing typical grant narrative components, including a precise statement of need and goal development using a Logic Model formula, as well as a concise description of program/project design, systematic evaluation based on objectives, reliable sustainability build on a reliable funding system, a transparent budget, and a conclusive executive summary. This session is especially appropriate for individuals interested in Native-centric grants.


Participants can expect to:

  • Increase their skill level in the coordination of community involvement and project planning with up-to-date techniques.
  • Increase their ability to understand and articulate their organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats/challenges in order to develop goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely.
  • Gain a deeper realization of strategic planning with short-term outcomes and long-term results so that the organization’s mission and vision as well as its initiatives and objectives can be clearly identified, described, and implemented.
  • Refresh their knowledge of grant writing methods and define the difference between a story-telling narrative style and a technical writing style.
  • Expand their awareness of conducting research for potential grant opportunities and the navigation procedures required by online portals.
  • Enhance their capacity to cultivate a quality grant application that reflects the issues, concerns, solutions, and passion of the organization.


Training Objectives:

  • Identify the main needs that directly impact your community or organization’s members.
  • Ascertain the primary roles of a project team and strategic partners, and define the leveraging resources.
  • Develop a SWOT Analysis and Logic Model to establish realistic goals and a foundation.
  • Understand and write a real or hypothetical draft of a competitive grant application including each component of the narrative and the budget.
  • Compare the objectives and requirements of major funding sources, including federal agencies, foundations, corporate firms, private philanthropic organizations, and community entities.
  • Navigate and search for grant opportunities using the primary online websites.


Who Should Attend:

  • Staff, Administrators, Grant Managers, Grant Writers
  • Executive Directors, Directors, Managers, Tribal Leaders, Finance Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors, Compliance Officers, Procurement Directors/Officers, Board of Commissioners/Directors
  • Tribal non-profit organizations



Vince Franco – Compliance & Resource Development Director, Native Learning Center

Registration is FREE for Native Americans and Those Working Within Indian Country.

The Native Learning Center is a Model Activities Program supported by the Indian Housing Block Grant awarded by the Office of Native American Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In accordance with 2 CFR Chapter II Part 200, OMB Super Circular, Subpart E (Cost Principles), Provision 200.432 (Conferences), the Native Learning Center exercises discretion and judgment in ensuring that costs for conferences, training, technical assistance, and all other meetings and events (including retreats, seminars, symposiums, workshops, etc.), are appropriate, necessary, and managed in a manner that minimizes costs to its Federal award.


Travel Accommodations Details:

Below is a list of hotels that are within driving distance to the Native Learning Center Training Facility. For reservations, call or book online. A guest room block is not available for this training: however, any one of these hotels will honor the GSA rate. Guests will need to show their government ID upon check-in.

*All listed hotels are within 9 miles of the Native Learning Center.


Hyatt House| 954-922-0217

90 SW 18th Ave, Dania Beach, FL, 33004

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Hyatt Place| 954-922-0436

91 SW 18th Ave, Dania Beach, FL, 33004

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Comfort Suites Fort Lauderdale | 954-771-4800

191 SW 19th Court, Dania Beach, FL, 33004

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Hampton Inn Suites Fort Lauderdale | 954-922-0011

2500 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL, 33020

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Best Western Plus Fort Lauderdale ARPT | 954-926-7300

1900 Stirling Road, Dania Beach, FL, 33020

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Holiday Inn Airport | 954-925-9100

2905 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, FL, 33020

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Extended Stay America Suites | 954-476-1211

7550 State Road 84, Davie, FL, 33317

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Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton | 954-922-0011

2500 Stirling Road, Hollywod, FL, 33020

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  • Category:

    IHBG Technical Assistance

  • Offered: Onsite
  • Start: August 29, 2018 -
  • End: August 30, 2018 -