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Past Activity Spotlight - July–September 2020

Grant Writing for Sustainability

Requester/Organization Supported: Arizona Department of Public Safety

Type & Dates: One 2-hour pre-training webinar and four 1-day trainings | January 21 and January 27–30, 2020

Description: The Arizona Department of Public Safety requested a 1-day training on grant writing to be offered four times across the state. The training aimed to educate participants about the key components of a well written grant application and increase the capacity of the participant organizations to be successful when applying for grants.

Implementation: The consultants delivered a 2-hour pre-training webinar that discussed the basic tenets of victim services grant writing, addressed the challenges participants may face writing a grant application, and identified additional questions to be answered at the onsite trainings. The following week, the consultants delivered four 1-day onsite trainings that identified the essential elements of each component of the grant writing process and reviewed additional skills and techniques for developing an effective victim services grant application.

Results: Following the training, the requester received an increased number of applications in response to the most recent solicitations and noticed there were submissions from new applicants. Solicitation applicants referred to the training as helpful for the application process and incorporated elements of the material into their own grant writing.