Organizational Readiness for Securing Grant Funding - Today and Tomorrow

Organizational Readiness for Securing Grant Funding - Today and Tomorrow


Series Overview

This four-session synchronistic distance learning course will take an in-depth look at what it takes to increase organizational preparations needed to successfully apply for grant funding, how to write a highly competitive proposal, incorporate best practices in program design, and develop compelling budget narratives.  In addition, the course will explore the major steps needed to go from initial idea to grant writing and submission. The course is hands-on and process-oriented. Those taking the course will have the tools and preparation to apply for a number of different types of grants.

Session 1:  Grant Writing 101 will allow those who have never written a grant the chance to receive a comprehensive overview of (1) grant terminology; (2) different types of grants; (3) where and how to find grant opportunities; and (4) key components of most grant proposals.  Everyone is welcome but those more familiar with grant writing may choose to pick up the series on Session 2. 
Session 2:  Grant Writing Tips and Strategies focuses on key elements for successful proposals and incorporating storytelling into effective grant writing.

Session 3:  Grant Writing Strategies in Action demonstrates how solid and efficient proposal language can be used for multiple funding opportunities with minimal edits, and how organizing grant materials benefits present and future grant writing and improves organizational readiness. 
Session 4: The Value of Peer Review gives real examples of the peer review process in prioritizing grants for funding.  This session will also include interactive activities that allows organizations to bring segments of a grant application to be reviewed and discussed based on strengths and weaknesses



Community-level prevention practitioners and allied partners working to prevent substance misuse in the Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center HHS Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Prevention professionals interested in this course but who work outside of Region 10 are encouraged to contact their region’s PTTC to learn what opportunities for similar courses are available to them.


Session Dates and Time

January 18 & 25, and February 1 & 18, 2023

10:00 am – 11:30 pm Alaska
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific
12:00 pm – 01:30 pm Mountain
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Dawn Marie Baletka, PhD, LPC, GPC, has over a decade of experience as a K-12 administrator, parenting educator, and national grant consultant who facilitates the designing, writing, implementing, and managing grant programs. She has held a position with Texas A&M University as a Research Scientist and Instructional Assistant Professor, teaching Grant Writing, Senior Seminar, and Program Evaluation since 2016.  Dr. Baletka has extensive interdisciplinary/cross-sector experience. Dawn Marie has earned credentials with the Grant Professionals Certification Institute as a certified grant professional (GPC) and is also a licensed professional counselor (LPC).  A popular speaker and professional development trainer, she couples her strategic thinking skills with her ability to facilitate collaborative efforts that underscore successful results-driven programs. A persuasive storyteller and strategic thinker, Dawn Marie is known for her ability to facilitate collaborative planning efforts that underscore successful proposals. Her open-concept problem-solving abilities have guided numerous organizations nationwide to maximize funding streams and improve programmatic capacity. Dawn Marie has focused her career on helping educators, students, community members, and parents reach their goals and objectives.



Participant Commitments and Expectations

  • If unfamiliar with grant writing, attend the first 1.5-hour live Zoom session in the four-part series
  • If somewhat familiar with grant writing, attend sessions 2-4 live Zoom sessions in the series
  • Complete up to an hour of independent learning activities before each session
  • Use a web camera and have the appropriate technology to join the online videoconferencing platform (i.e., internet connection, built-in or USB webcam, laptop/tablet, built-in/USB/Bluetooth speakers & microphone)
  • Actively engage and be on camera 90% of the time during each session since this is not a webinar series, and active participation is essential to gain/improve skills


Continuing Education

Up to 9 hours of continuing education hours can be earned in this series. Participants who complete the entire course will receive a certificate of attendance for 9 hours. Participants will need to confirm with their state certification board to determine if these hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements..

Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this opportunity to others.


Registration Details

Register for Organizational Readiness for Securing Grant Funding - Today and Tomorrow

Cost is Free!



Contact Karen Totten ([email protected]) for any questions or difficulty in registering 

Starts: Jan. 18, 2023 11:00 am
Ends: Jan. 18, 2023 12:30 pm
Registration Deadline
January 18, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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