Community Assessment and Prevention

Grant Writing Resources

On-Demand Grant Writing Modules

The On-Demand Grant Training Modules are educational and sustainable modules, geared to help afford partners the opportunity to obtain grant writing education, on-demand, to further support their efforts in obtaining funding to improve the health of our rural residents.

Module One: Creating Grant Application Components: A guide to the different pieces of information you should have on hand, so you are ready to apply when the time comes.

1. Data on Your Community and Target Audience
2. Organizational Structure and History
3. Information about Collaborative Partners
4. Resumes/Biographical Sketches for Staff
5. Standard Grant Attachments

Creating Grant Application Components Slide Deck

Module Two: Using Data to Tell a Story: Where to search for different data sets, best use case applications, and how to tie it to your funding request goals.

1. Using Data to Tell Stories in Grant Applications
2. Using Community Stories in Grant Applications
3. Storytelling in Foundation Grants
4. Storytelling in Government Grants

Using Data to Tell a Story Slide Deck

Module Three: Compelling Program Design Elements: Review different types of program design elements, including logic models and work plans, and the key details that make them meaningful for grant reviewers.

1. Logic Model Elements
2. SMART Objectives
3. Work Plan Elements

Compelling Program Design Elements Slide Deck

Module Four: Budgeting Basics: Learn more about tailoring your budget to match your funding request so that the budget and supporting justification are competitive elements of your application.

1. Understanding Budget Guidelines
2. Direct vs. Indirect Expenses
3. Matching and Cost Share
4. Budget Justification/Budget Narrative
5. Financial Stability & Sustainability

Budgeting Basics Slide Deck

Module Five: Evaluation and Sustainability: Learn about different ways to define and describe your anticipated success so your Grantmaker can visualize the impact their support will create.

1. Quantitative Evaluation
2. Qualitative Evaluation
3. Program Sustainability & Replicability
4. Scaling Up & Sharing Knowledge

Evaluation and Sustainability Slide Deck

These modules are brought to you by the Adirondack Rural Health Network, with funding made possible by HRI, the NYS Department of Health, and HRSA, under Sponsor Reference Number 6H95RH001223002. The content of this publication is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of HRI, the NYS Department of Health, and HRSA.

Upon completion of all modules, you are eligible to receive a certificate of completion.  Please contact Sara Deukmejian, Adirondack Rural Health Network Manager, at [email protected] for more information.

These modules are brought to you by the Adirondack Rural Health Network, with funding made possible by HRI, the NYS Department of Health, and HRSA, under Sponsor Reference Number 6H95RH001223002. The content of this publication is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of HRI, the NYS Department of Health, and HRSA.

ARHN Suggested Grant Writing Assistance

  • Grant Search Best Practices webinar – for tips on how to navigate searching and applying for grants, view this webinar.
  • HealthyADK – a regional population health and socio-economic indicators resource portal maintained by AHI in collaboration with community organizations.
  • National Rural Health Resource Center – a national resource that provides technical assistance, information, tools and resources for the improvement of rural health care.
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