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Police Management Resources

65 Laurel Dr. 

Hudson, MA 01749-1388

(978) - 618-5580




Pursuing Policing Excellence

Grant Writing Techniques        New Police Grants        Professional Training    Homeland Security

Grant Writing For Innovative Policing:

The Mechanics of Developing Successful Grant Proposals

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Seminar Overview

This seminar will explain to police professionals and municipal officials the basic context of grant writing in policing. Many police departments find the process of applying for grants daunting. Grant writing and grants management is a challenge to overworked police managers, but it is not beyond their abilities. This seminar will demystify the process of program development and grantsmanship.

Using an interactive teaching style, the instructor will progress through the different segments of grants, allowing participants to develop a grant application as they do so. This is an opportunity for police personnel and municipal officials to apply the skills they learn in a non-stressful atmosphere without the pressure of grant deadlines.

Educational Goals:

  1.   Introduction
  1. Grant Writing as a Process
  2. Organizational Assessment
  1.   Statement of the Problem
  1. Purposes of This Section
  2. Elements of Successful Problem  Statements
  3. Sources of Data for Stating Your   Problem
  4. In-Class Exercise: Outlining Problem Statements
  1.   Goals and Objectives
  1. Definition of Goals and Objectives
  2. Four Key Elements of Objectives
  3. The Questions Objectives Should Answer in Your Proposal
  4. In-Class Exercise: Goal Development
  1.   Program Narrative
  1. Purpose of This Section
  2. Staffing
  3. Project Phases and Time Lines
  4. Administration
  1.   Evaluation Section
  1. Purposes of Evaluation
  2. Formative Evaluation
  3. Summative Evaluation
  4. Impact Evaluation
  5. In-Class Exercise: Outline of Evaluation Section
  1. Budget and Budget Narrative
  1. Determining Allowable Costs
  2. Researching Project Costs
  3. Match Money
  4. Developing the Budget
  5. In-Class Exercise: Developing a Budget
  1.   Funding Sources
  1. Using the Internet to Find Grant Funds
  2. Foundation Grants
  1.   Grant Development Workshop


Grant Budget Spreadsheet

Download our grant budget worksheet to assist with designing your budgets.  It's written in Microsoft Excel format.  It's free for your use.

Upcoming Seminars in New England

Tentative Date

April, 2004        Westfield State College 

                                       Westfield, MA

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