Grant Writing

Grant writing services designed to coach you step-by-step through the development of your proposal. 

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Grant Writing Boot Camp

Self-paced grant writing practice & individualized feedback before the grant writing season begins. 

The grant writing season comes and goes quickly. We often feel unprepared to take on the daunting task of gathering and preparing novel-length evidence of our capacity. The season can be physically and emotionally draining, particularly for new or busy grant writers. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be.

Prepare for the grant writing season long before it begins! 

Youth Collaboratory’s Grant Writing Boot Camp prepares new and experienced grant writers and program staff for the highly competitive federal funding season. Our Boot Camp is tailored to those applying for runaway and homeless youth (RHY) program funds through the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)

Based on years of offering highly sought after proposal review services for RHY applicants, our team has created a consultation model that addresses some of the most challenging evaluation criteria in RHY funding announcements. Participants will learn how to write a:  

  • Compelling and focused need for assistance section that provides evidence of how your community’s need for RHY services is greater than other communities
  • Clear and comprehensive approach to delivering services that incorporates the Final Rule requirements 
  • Succinct and sound evaluation plan and logic model that include the Final Rule requirements, performance standards, and corresponding measures  
  • Distinct and thorough organizational profile demonstrating your organization’s competitive advantage, including your leadership in preventing and ending youth homelessness in your community

Participate in our Grant Writing Boot Camp at your own pace. Our grant writing webinars are accessible to you day or night. And, our team of experienced Federal reviewers provide individualized feedback on draft narrative sections and work with you to develop a schedule for phone consultations (up to two 30-minute consults). 

Boot Camp participants also receive a 60% discount on a single proposal review, and the member discount on any additional reviews. 

Investment: $3,500*

*Youth Collaboratory Organizational Members who join or renew before January 31, 2019 receive a 25% discount on Grant Writing Boot Camp. Become an Organizational Member on February 1, 2019 or after and receive a 15% discount. 

Services are scheduled and contracted ahead of time on a first come first serve basis. Space is limited so reserve your spot today

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Grant Development Coaching

Individualized coaching on responding to evaluation criteria as you develop your proposal. 

Writing a Federal grant can max out the resources of an organization. Teams often do not have the time, experience, or knowledge to develop a competitive application. This is particularly true of teams developing more than one application at a time. 

Our Grant Development Coaching matches your team with a member of our team of experienced Federal reviewers. We consult with you before grant writing begins to develop a work plan and inform you of the nuances of each evaluation criteria. We then review your proposal section-by-section as they are drafted to ensure your proposal fully addresses each criteria. This allows us to immediately offer suggestions for improvement so no time is lost.

Coaching participants receive:

  • Our evaluation criteria checklist for the grant for which you are applying (so you know what we’re evaluating you against)
  • Two 30-minute phone consultations
  • Individualized feedback on each section of the proposal as they are written
  • A 60% discount on a single proposal review, and the member discount on any additional reviews 

Investment: $4,000*

*Youth Collaboratory Organizational Members who join or renew before January 31, 2019 receive a 25% discount on grant writing services. Become an Organizational Member on February 1, 2019 or after and receive a 15% discount. 

Services are scheduled and contracted ahead of time on a first come first serve basis. Space is limited so reserve your spot today! 

Complete this form to request more information about Grant Writing Boot Camp or Grant Development Coaching.