Participants will receive in-depth instruction on techniques for developing an effective application narrative, preparing a budget, and avoiding common grant writing pitfalls. There is also opportunity for hands-on drafting and critiquing practice. Participants will examine examples of both funded and rejected proposals in order to understand how to package proposals and what to expect during the review process.
This course is Level 2 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
"I found the Applying for Federal Grants seminar very helpful. We have won several grant awards in the amount of $100-200,000 using knowledge from the eCivis seminar."
Frank Thomas - Contracts Administrator - City of Stuart, FL
"What a great class - I am so excited! I have already got a project in mind that I will be submitting for funding. Thanks again!"
Peg Yeates - Deputy Director - Tulare County, CA
"The eCivis seminar was an extremely positive use of time. The information was direct, concise, solid, and verifiable. I have attended several other grant-specific seminars, and this was the best for government specifics.
For Municipal government grant writing, I highly recommend this seminar for all levels."
Janet Ravey - Administrative Secretary - Town of Truckee, CA
"The seminar was great! Tons of great info. I plan on taking the beginning writing seminar next time it's offered."
Dawn Quinn - Educator/Grants Coordinator - Achieve Charter School
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.
Fundamentals of Grants - 1 day
Level 2: Grant Writing - 2 days† (see above)
Level 3: Grants Management and Compliance - 2 days
Certification Program - Attend 4-Course package at
(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.