Grants Training 2021

Time Commitments and Required Zoom Sessions

Wednesday, Sept. 15

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

Finding Funding and Crucial Elements of Proposals

Wednesday, Oct. 6

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

Logic Model Development

Thursday, Oct. 28

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

Budgets and Budget Narratives

Monday, Nov. 15

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

Post-Award Project Management

In addition, please expect to spend 8 hours outside of course on assignments; approximately 2 hours for each session.

Goals & Objectives

The goal of this training is to prepare Extension professionals with the background needed to become grant active. Participants will be able to:

  • List types of funders and locate grant opportunities
  • Write grant proposal elements such as an organizational statement, needs assessment, and project description
  • Draft a supporting budget and budge narrative
  • Draft a logic model with proposed outcomes and evaluation activities
  • Explain various project management concepts that will help manage grants
  • List roles of various individuals and groups during grants pre-award and post-award time frames


This series of online trainings (Zoom) is complemented by required assignments and a D2L course used for assignment review and the housing of supplemental materials. Each assignment will receive feedback from peers and the grants training team.


The audience for this course is Extension professionals who have limited (or no) grant experience who are committed to learning more about the process. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants and all participants are expected to attend all trainings and complete all assignments in order to receive a certificate of completion. Because this course requires a significant time requirement, we expect that all participants first discuss attendance with their supervisor to ensure they will have the time needed to complete it and are appropriately positioned to become grant active in the future.


  • Erin Moore, District Director
  • Josh Gunn, CFEI Associate Director
  • Tyler Tulloch, Manager, Grants Services
  • Kendra Moyses, Manager, Event Services & Educational Materials Team
  • Anne Baker, Learning and Talent Development Specialist


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information, contact Anne Baker at or 517-884-6028