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Introduction to Grant Writing for Prevention Organizations, Session 2: Getting Your Grant Application Started
February 3, 2022

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Introduction to Grant Writing for Prevention Organizations
Session 2: Getting Your Grant Application Started
Dan Webb, PhD

February 3, 2022, 1-2:30 PM EST


A successful grant application requires several foundational pieces that are common across grant opportunities. These elements include a history of the community being served, an assessment of the community’s strengths/needs, and proper writing management to meet length requirements. In this session, participants will learn how to read a grant announcement and create a plan for responding to a request for proposals (RFP). This is the second session of a four-part series that will empower participants to find and appropriately respond to grant opportunities.


  • Explain how to create a community overview and assessment
  • Review practical approaches to satisfying response requirements within allotted space
  • Explore techniques for making the grant writing process more manageable


Dan Webb headshotDan Webb, PhD is co-owner of Catalyst Research, LLC and Catalyst Insight, LLC. Dan has over eighteen years of experience writing and evaluating local, state, and national grants. In addition, he has over ten years of experience in business/organizational intelligence and analytics. His experience includes evaluation and research in education (elementary through post-secondary), youth substance use prevention, health and medicine, and housing and urban development. Dan holds a PhD in Sociology from the University at Buffalo.