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June 29, 2022

Grant Writing 101

February 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Center for Rural Development
U.S. 27 Frontage Street
Somerset, KY 42501
Robyn Phillips

CFRD_LOGO-red-leadershipDo you want to write a grant or have you written one that was not funded?

Knowing the steps to formulating a grant application, be it to a federal source or a foundation, is key to achieving funding.

  • Introduction/Overview
  • Grant Maker Terms
  • Writing Style
  • Program Planning & Proposal Writing Format
    • Discussing the Problem
  • Providing Outcomes, Methods and Process Objectives
    • SMART
    • What are Program Outcomes
    • What are Methods
      • Using an Evidence-Based Approach
    • What are Process Objectives
    • Using a Timeline
  • The Evaluation Plan
    • Outcome Evaluation (Summative Evaluation)
    • Process Evaluation (Formative Evaluation)
  • The Budget
    • Direct Costs
    • Indirect Costs
  • Future Support/Sustainability
  • The Executive Summary
  • Possible Requested Attachments
    • Audited Financial Statements
    • IRS Determination Letters
    • Board of Director Lists
    • Organizational Budget
    • Resumes/Job Descriptions
    • Letters of Support
  • Submission, Packaging and Mailing
    • Federal Grants
    • Foundations
  • Finding Grant Opportunities
    • Grant Searches
    • Listserves
    • Building Relationships with Grantmakers

Cost: $149

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Lunch will be provided.

(This Your Center of Learning training class has been approved for Continuing Education Credit. Students must register at least five days before the start of class.)


Meet the Instructor

Melissa Vermillion has been a grant writer for Hazard Community and Technical College for six years. She has successfully written grant applications to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Endowment for the Arts, Appalachian Regional Commission, U.S. Department of Health Services, Department of Education TRIO programs, and several private funders.

Prior to joining the college, she was the director for Aging Programs in Perry County ,where she was also successful in a variety of grant opportunities.

Vermillion has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Morehead State University and is currently pursuing her MBA.

She has been married to Kevin Vermillion for 27 years and they have two children: Rebekah and Alex.

Melissa Vermillion

Melissa Vermillion