This course is designed for personnel responsible for identifying funding opportunities and developing applications for grants. Participants will develop the skills needed to successfully identify assistance opportunities, develop workable project plans, fine-tune skills for cultivating relationships with agency program officers, and sharpen techniques for submitting a competitive application.
This course is Level 1 of the eCivis certification program.†
Leticia Jones, Seminar & Training Manager
Leticia Jones is the lead trainer for the Grants Professional Seminars. She has worked extensively with local, state, and Federal government agencies and nonprofits for the last 8 years. Leticia has successfully written and managed grants from a number of Federal agencies, and is highly experienced in all areas of the grant process from pre- to post-award.
As a Project Manager for the City of Jacksonville, Florida, Leticia managed more than 100 capital improvement park projects ranging in size from $20,000 to $4.5 million. She also managed more than $68 million in grant dollars, of which she had a 95% success rate in acquiring $22.9 million.
eCivis takes full advantage of the skills of our employees and management team to provide a quality curriculum. The eCivis staff is highly skilled in the following areas:
Grant research and project selection
Strategic project planning
Critical grant application review
Organizational efficiency and assessments
Post-award grant management
"My coworker and I attended the Applying for Federal Grants Seminar, and we did a follow-up with the Management & Compliance Seminar. The Applying for Federal Grants Seminar is the BEST grant writing workshop we've
ever been to."
Carol Magdaleno - Senior Deputy Probation Officer - Ventura County, CA
"I've learned more at this seminar that directly relates to work than any other training I've attended." Nancy Hatada - Staff
Analyst - Orange County, CA
"The seminar was extremely informative, as well as enjoyable. I learned a lot and made valuable contacts with other participants. It was money well spent by our department."
Connie Jimenez - Grant Specialist - City of El Paso, TX
"Thanks again for the excellent seminar. Even though I've never written a grant before, now I have the skills to do so successfully."
Ross Dickerson - Environmental Specialist II - Hillsborough County, FL
eCivis Grants Professional Certification:
In just five years, eCivis has helped more than 500 localities achieve greater grants success. Having the right skills in the process is key to staying competitive. We've seen projects go from a thought to a reality when our techniques and tools have been applied to the daily role of grant writers, coordinators, and administrators. eCivis has helped hundreds of the cities and counties across the United States collectively achieve more than $1 billion in funding in 2005.
You, too, can have greater grant success. Through eCivis' Grants Professional Certification, eCivis can show you how.
Level 1: Fundamentals of Grants - 1 day (see above)
Level 2: Grant Writing - 2 days
Level 3: Grants Management and Compliance - 2 days
(First day will cover management; second day will cover compliance. For purposes of certification, attendees must attend both days.)
*Certificate is awarded with completion of all four tracks. Please note this is the order of courses that will provide you with the greatest benefit. If, for scheduling or other reasons, you cannot take the courses in this order, you will still benefit from each. However, taking courses out of order may mean that you receive introductory instruction on a topic after you've already had the in-depth instruction on that topic in another course.