Grants 101: A Primer on Grants
Synopsis: Having enough money to keep the lights on, doors open, to pay staff, and operate programs is a good thing! Grants can provide money for those purposes. Grant money has become an important source of funding, especially for non-profits, for voluntary, and government health agencies. Therefore, it is necessary for those in charge of organizations to either develop good grantsmanship skills in internal personnel or hire external consultants.
Learning Objectives: After reading and learning from this resource guide, you will be able to:
1. Define the term “grant.”
2. Describe why grants are “soft” money.
3. List the four different types of grant makers.
4. List and describe where you can find grant application opportunities.
5. Describe the primary grantsmanship skills.