Competing for Federal Grants

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Get Ahead With Federal Grants Training!

Billions of federal grant dollars are awarded to worthy causes each year, but winning grants isn’t easy. Tip the odds in your favor with our government grants seminar, Competing for Federal Grants.

During this workshop, you will:

  • Find federal grants opportunities that match your organization’s mission and priorities
  • Examine recent application guidelines and funded proposals to see what works, what doesn’t, and why
  • Develop a work-plan for proposal development and write key proposal sections
  • Write and review concept papers
  • Learn to get a head start on competitions before the funding guidelines are released
Thanks for this excellent training! Two months later I applied for my first federal grant. Our college was one of only 10 awardees in the nation and will receive nearly $750,000 over three years. I really appreciate the encouragement and instruction. 
Melissa Vermillion
Hazard Community & Technical College
Hazard, KY


You get expert guidance

Every one of our trainers is an active and prolific grant proposal writer who has won millions of dollars in federal competitions. They know what’s happening in the field right now — and they’re here to help you.


Who should take this training?

This training is a good fit for all types of organizations that compete — or plan to compete — in the federal arena: state, county, and local agencies, educational institutions, hospitals, private nonprofit organizations, and even for-profit organizations that are eligible for specific programs. This fast-paced, intensive federal grants seminar is not recommended for those new to the grant development field. For those just starting out we recommend either the Grantsmanship Training Program® or Essential Grant Skills course.


A savvier government grant training

Don’t just sit there, learn by doing! Draft critical parts of a federal grant in class, then assess the work to learn how funders review proposals. You leave with copies of the work produced, a network of colleagues to contact, and 12 months of follow-up support from the Center via our Membership Program.

As a graduate of Competing for Federal Grants, you receive our Full Alumni Membership for 12 months. This helps you:

  • Strengthen a proposal by having it reviewed by one of our trainers
  • Find funders through GrantDomain, our database of foundation, corporate, and federal grantmakers
  • Build your proposal development team by sending a colleague from your organization to attend the Grantsmanship Training Program at half price!
  • Upgrade your own skills with tuition discounts on other training programs, publications, and consulting services
  • Find the answers you need. Ask The Center!



Tuition for this 5-day government grants course  is $1,395. Save $100 with early bird discount when you pay at least six weeks before the start date. If you miss the early bird discount you can receive a $50 tuition discount for additional registrants from the same organization. Please note: only one discount per person; select the best discount!

Choose the training venue that's right for you and register online or call The Grantsmanship Center’s Registrar at (800) 421-9512 or (213) 482-9860.

Here’s a template for a letter you can customize to help your boss understand how this training will increase your skills, knowledge and benefit your organization.

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  • We email confirmation with directions and parking info after receipt of your payment.
  • The training begins each day at 8:30 am and ends by 5:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. On Wednesday you may choose to stay later when teams work on projects. On Friday, the class ends by 1:00 pm.


Bring this government grants class or other trainings to your community!

Train your staff at no cost and help nonprofits in your community build capacity by hosting this training.

Learn more: or call (800) 421-9512 or (213) 482-9860, or visit the Partner With Us page.