Grant Development & Proposal Writing Certificates format and cost


The certificates are offered in a convenient online course format. You should expect approximately 12-15 hours per week of coursework.

During both certificates, students will write their own grant proposal.  Each week of the course students will write and develop a portion of the proposal application they are working on.  This is a fast-paced and intensive course.  Students are required to keep up with weekly assignments BEFORE they can move on to the next section of the grant application.  Each section builds on to the next section. If students fall behind early on it is difficult for them to catch up.  This is a competency-based certificate, students must show competency in the courses key concepts in order to receive the certificate.

The Grant Development: State and Foundation Proposals certificate is a six-week course that takes you step-by-step through state and foundation proposals.  Participants who register for this certificate must begin the class with a pre-identified organization for which they will be writing a proposal.  This can be a nonprofit for which they work or a community need for which you want to write a proposal.  To be successful in the course, It is essential to be able to:

  • Retrieve detailed information from that nonprofit, such as the nonprofit’s mission, programming, budget or 990 forms.
  • Have personal knowledge from a previous volunteer or employment situation with a nonprofit or from online research to generate a budget based on the needs of the nonprofit, the project or the community.

Participants who successfully complete this certificate will receive a discount of 25% towards the next immediate Advanced Grant course.  

The Advanced Grant Development: Federal Proposals certificate is a seven-week course focuses on the federal proposal writing process.  This is a fast-paced and intensive course. 


$1,050 (Early Bird $999) for Grant Development: State and Foundation Proposals

$1,175 (Early Bird $1,050) for Advanced Grant Development: Federal Proposals


Type Deadline Amount
Late fee After registration has closed.  All online registrations close the Wednesday prior to the course start date at 4:00 pm.  Participants may request to register late with a fee.  Late registrations are not guaranteed.      $50 (non-refundable) 
Cancellation fee

20 business days from the course start date

10-19 business days from the course start date 

0-9 business days from the course start date

No cancelation will be processed after the first-day of class or after the participant has accessed course material.  


Refund of 50%

Not eligible for a refund. Course/certificate fee is forfeited.


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