Grant Writing for Dummies – Fifth Edition is Out!

Learn to:

Navigate federal grant databases and apply online for grants
Find the most current public and private sector grant opportunities
Create strong statements of need
Submit applications that meet funders’ expectations
Your comprehensive guide to finding and winning grant monies

Grant writing can be quite daunting, but this complete guide provides you with everything you need to get started with your application right away! Use this resource, including new and updated material, to move through the entire grant-writing process and apply for some of the billions of dollars available from public and private sector sources.

Grant writing 101 — get an easy-to-understand introduction to the ins and outs of grants, including who funds them and how to receive them
Know what funders want — discover the many grant-making organizations throughout the world and how to tailor your message to what your prospects expect
Tug on reviewers’ heartstrings — find out how to tell your story so peer reviewers award your application the maximum number of points.


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YouthBuild Grants

The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 01/17/2013 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.

If you would like to receive notifications of changes to the grant opportunity click send me change notification emails . The only thing you need to provide for this service is your email address. No other information is requested.

Any inconsistency between the original printed document and the disk or electronic document shall be resolved by giving precedence to the printed document.

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: SGA-DFA-PY-12-02
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Jan 17, 2013
Creation Date: Jan 17, 2013
Original Closing Date for Applications: Mar 19, 2013    The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is March 19, 2013. Applications must be received no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Current Closing Date for Applications: Mar 19, 2013    The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is March 19, 2013. Applications must be received no later than 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Archive Date: Apr 18, 2013
Funding Instrument Type: Grant 
Category of Funding Activity: Employment, Labor and Training 
Category Explanation:  
Expected Number of Awards: 75
Estimated Total Program Funding: $75,000,000
Award Ceiling: $1,100,000
Award Floor:  
CFDA Number(s): 17.274  —  Youthbuild
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Eligible Applicants

Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification) 

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Eligible applicants for these grants are public or private non-profit agencies or organizations including agencies that have previously served at-risk youth in a YouthBuild or other similar program. These agencies include, but are not limited to: Faith-based and community organizations; An entity carrying out activities under Workforce Investment Act (WIA), such as a local workforce investment board, American Job Center (formerly known as One-Stop Career Center), or local school board; A community action agency; A state or local housing development agency; An Indian tribe or other agency primarily serving American Indians; A community development corporation; A state or local youth service conservation corps; A consortium of such agencies or organizations with a designated lead applicant; or Any other public or private non-profit entity that is eligible to provide education or employment training under a Federal program. 

Agency Name

Employment and Training Administration


The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department), announces the availability of approximately $75 million in grant funds authorized by the YouthBuild provisions of the Workforce Investment Act [29 USC 2918a]. The final amount available depends on the amount of funds appropriated for YouthBuild in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. YouthBuild grants will be awarded through a competitive process. Under this solicitation, DOL will award grants to organizations to oversee the provision of education, occupational skills training, and employment services to disadvantaged youth in their communities while performing meaningful work and service to their communities. Based on our estimate of FY 2013 funding, DOL hopes to serve approximately 5,200 participants during the grant period of performance, with projects operating in approximately 75 communities across the country. 

Link to Additional Information

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Kia Mason 
Grants Management Specialist 
Phone             202-693-2606       Email Grant Specialist

Synopsis Modification History

There are currently no modifications for this opportunity.Image

Federal Grant Writing 101 – – Dr. Bev Browning

Have you seen my new course on Federal Grant Writing 101 is a self-directed 37 lesson anytime anywhere online course. I’ve created a combination of videos, PDF forms and screen shots to take you through the federal grant seeking and writing process. The course is regularly $99; however, for 2013, I’ve dropped the price to $19 JUST FOR YOU!

The job market isn’t getting better. No matter what you interview for in the nonprofit world, they’ll ask if you have any grant writing skills. From administrative assistant to executive director, you MUST have some knowledge of how to find grant money for your future and/or current employer.


February 15, 2013 – Grant Writing Workshop – Florence, AZ

Finding and Writing Grant$ for Community Projects

February 15, 2013 – 9 a.m. to 12 Noon

Location: Holiday Inn Express – 1200 Sunrise Plaza Drive

Florence, AZ 85232 – 520-868-9900


Workshop Facilitator/Workshop Information/Registration Contact:

Grant Writing Training Foundation

Dr. Bev Browning, Director/Trainer

Mailing Address: 120 N. Val Vista Drive, #136 – Mesa AZ 85213 – 480-768-7400

What will be covered in this workshop?

Finding grantmakers that are located in or that will fund community projects in Arizona

Reviewing grantmaker submission formats and requirements

Building grantmaker relationships prior to requesting funding

Writing the Arizona Common Grant Application format

Understanding how grantmakers make funding and rejection decisions (aka avoid these red flags in your funding request!)

Who should attend?

Nonprofits (founders, administrators, volunteers including Board members, and staff)

Faith-based (churches, ministries, and community outreach organizations)

Anyone seeking to learn the grant research and writing processes

Pinal County (Apache Junction, Arizona City, Coolidge, Florence, Casa Grande, Kearny, Maricopa, Sacaton, San Tan Valley, and Community stakeholders-at-large)

What is included in your registration fee?

Morning beverages/pastries and handouts (including entry for prize drawings)

What should you bring to the workshop?

Project ideas for future funding

Note paper and pencil(s) or pen(s)

Who is your instructor? Dr. Beverly A. Browning, author of Grant Writing For Dummies and 39 other grant-related publications, has secured over $350 million in grant awards for units of municipal government, faith-based organizations, school districts, colleges, social and human service agencies, and other nonprofit organizations.

What is the fee: Until Feb. 8 – $39 per person; after Feb. 8: $59 per person (no discounts). Sorry, no purchase orders – No refunds – Substitute registrants allowed! (Must call 480-768-7400 for approval) – Registrants not able to attend will be emailed a copy of the handouts on request.

Registration Form link below.

Thanks for all of the feedback everyone!

I am elated that so many new readers are finding my Grant Writing for Dummies blog. Happy New Year and blessings! Bev


DECEMBER 7-31 (2012 SPECIAL): Enroll in Federal Grant Writing 101 and only pay $19.  Here is the discount code: DEC7-31$19BLOWOUT.  UDEMY.COMImage

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