Grant Writing Workshop

Grant Writing Essentials

An Interactive Workshop for Educators
April 24-25, 2024 | Salt Lake City, Utah

Battelle for Kids, in coordination with the Cook Center for Human Connection, is facilitating a two-day grant training workshop specifically designed for K-12 school district leaders and educators.

The Grant Writing Essentials workshop will feature an interactive training course that will allow participants, even those with little to no grant writing experience, to fully understand and navigate the grant writing process from pursuit to award.

Participants will have time to write and can expect to leave the workshop with a draft grant proposal in hand. The experienced team at Battelle for Kids will support participants every step of the way. Our team has helped educators win and manage more than $565 million in grant funding.

Upon completion of the course, participants will remain engaged through a Grant Writers Cohort led by Battelle for Kids. This year-long cohort will have access to an online portal of grant resources and announcements and have the opportunity to collaborate with educators working on grant applications from across the country.

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Workshop Objectives:
Participants in the Grant Writing Essentials workshop will:

  • Identify grant writing terms and learn how to research potential sources of grant funds in the education sector.
  • Understand how to evaluate a grant opportunity announcement.
  • Learn the grant review process by critiquing a grant using federal review criteria.
  • Develop the skills needed to prepare competitive and successful grant proposals.
  • Understand the fundamental elements of proposal writing and preparation including the introduction, objectives, problems addressed, methodology, sustainability, evaluation, and budget development.
  • Identify local and state sources of data to support and justify the need for a grant.
  • Write a persuasive and compelling need statement.
  • Understand the power of words and the value of creativity to build a solid grant portfolio.
  • Learn the importance and value of grant collaboration and partnership development.

Workshop Facilitators:
Battelle for Kids will lead and facilitate the two-day workshop and year-long cohort. The BFK Grant Services team has nearly four decades of grantsmanship experience at the foundation, state, and federal levels. Our team has partnered with teachers, administrators, districts, and state educational agencies to secure and manage more than half a billion dollars in grant fundingThey have extensive experience in researching grant sources, grant trends, and barriers to educational funding. Learn more about BFK Grant Services.

Dates and Times:
Battelle for Kids will facilitate the Grant Writing Essentials workshop on April 24-25, 2024.

  • Wednesday, April 24, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. MT
  • Thursday, April 25, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. MT

(Times are subject to change as the agenda is finalized.)

The Cook Center for Human Connection will host the two-day course at Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

The cost for the Grant Writing Essentials Workshop and year-long Grant Writers Cohort is $599 per person. 

Space is limited, and registrants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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About Battelle for Kids:
Battelle for Kids (BFK) is a national, not-for-profit organization with the mission of realizing the power and promise of future-ready, deeper learning for every student. Our work centers on helping education leaders engage their communities to re-envision and transform their school systems.

About the Cook Center for Human Connection:
Founded in 2020, the Cook Center for Human Connection is a non-profit dedicated to strengthening mental health and eradicating suicide. The mission of the Cook Center is to bring together the best organizations, programs, and products to prevent suicide, provide mental health support, and enhance human connections vital for people to thrive. The foundation’s current focus is on supporting children, families, and schools in eradicating suicide, as well as offering resources and support for those with mental health issues and their caregivers. Learn more at