Advanced Grant Development and Proposal Writing Certificate

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

Online, e-learning, or distance learning

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other. 520799


A. Description:
This specialist course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to engage in the federal grant application process. Course topics include registration to become eligible applicants and federal vendors for services, review of federal expectations for applications, use of the website to search for and apply for federal funds, factoring legislative intent, and the skills and strategies employed to be competitive in seeking and securing large federal awards. The use of actual federal applications as models for review and subsequent revision activities enable participants to gain an understanding of the complexities and factors that influence federal funding allocation decisions.
Competencies to be achieved:
• Knowledge of how to craft, construct and submit an effective grant application
• Knowledge of strategies for effective program and project design and development
• Knowledge of how to research, identify and match funding resources to meet specific needs
• Knowledge of organizational development as it pertains to grant seeking
• Knowledge of nationally recognized standards of ethical practice by grant developers
• Knowledge of post-award grant management practices sufficient to inform effective grant design and development
• Knowledge of methods and strategies that cultivate and maintain relationships between fund-seeking and recipient organizations and funders
• Knowledge of practices and services that raise the level of professionalism of grant developers
B. Total Cost of Program :
$ 1290
The following two textbooks are required for this certificate program:
• Smith, Nancy Burke & Works, E. Gabriel (2012). The Complete Book of Grant Writing: Learn To Write Grants Like A Professional. Sourcebooks, Inc. Naperville, IL. ISBN-13: 978-1-4022-67291
• Kester, Cheryl L., Cassidy, Karen L. (2015). In The Trenches: Writing To Win Federal Grants. Charity Channel Press. Nashville, TN. Printed book: ISBN: 978-1-938077-61-6
D. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
No additional supplies are needed.
E. WIOA Contact:
Dr. Cynthia Thiede
G. Additional information:
• Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation:
• Other requirements needed: Participants signing up for this certificate must have advanced writing skills and previous experience in writing both state and foundation grant proposals. The following counts as acceptable experience: taking a previous college-level course or professional development course focusing on writing state and foundation grant proposals; having prior experience with a nonprofit organization writing grant proposals for state and foundation grants is also acceptable.
H. Refund Policy s not listed on school website):
Cancellation fee 20 business days from the course start date
10-19 business days from the course start date
0-9 business days from the course start date
No cancelation will be processed after the first-day of class or after the participant has accessed course material.
Refund of 50%
Not eligible for a refund. Course/certificate fee is forfeited.
I. Credentials:
• Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)
Yes or No: Yes
The ASU Lodestar Center is a GPCI Accepted Education Provider. Full participation in each program is applicable for 3 points in Category 1 – Education.
Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization:
• Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: Yes
Career Pathway:
Grant Development State and Foundations Certificate advances to this Advanced Grant Certificate.
• Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No (Explain): y
• Accredited Curriculum:
(This is referring to the course being accredited,
not the test or school)
Yes or No:
Credential Attainment Rate:
Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program.
Not available at this time.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)


Local WIB

5 - ARIZONA@WORK City of Phoenix

Name of Credential

Advanced Grant Developmenet: Federal Proposals

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Winston Scholarship

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Grants Professionals Certification Institute GPCI

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


Graduation Fees

$50.00 NA

In-State/District Tuition


Out-of-State/District Tuition


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

$17.80 per hour
27-3042.00Technical Writers
$23.75 per hour

Provider Status



400 E Van Buren St., Suite 900, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phone Number

(602) 496-0500

Fax Number

(604) 496-0952

Web Address

Last Updated

Aug 15, 2022


Nov 16, 2016


Jul 02, 2022

Please Wait ...