Federal Grant Writing Workshop

Event Details
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

The Federal Grant Writing Workshop was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) and coordinated by the Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC), a program of the National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center). Learning objectives for this event included:

  • Obtain an introductory level overview of a federal grant writing process and its components
  • Identify skills to demonstrate needs, develop work plans and link demonstrable outcomes to needs, goals, objectives and activities
  • Demonstrate grant writing skills in a practice environment
  • Identify grant management skills for reporting and sustaining activities
  • Apply grant management skills in a practice environment

Federal Grant Writing Workshop Presentations

Keynote - Telling Your Tale to Appeal to the Funder

Kim Moore, President, United Methodist Health Ministry Fund

Creating the Final Link: Writing Demonstrable Outcomes

Kayla Combs, Kentucky Office of Rural Health

Mike McNeely, FORHP

Identifying Data Sources and Tying Need to Activities

Kristi Martinsen, FORHP

Ronnie Rom, Massachusetts State Office of Rural Health
Dissecting the Work Plan and Putting it Back Together

Kathryn Miller, Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
Dissecting the Work Plan
Tracy Morton, The Center
Dissecting the Work Plan and Putting it Back Together

Altering Course: Addressing Work Plan Challenges, Unmet Goals and Budgets/Forecasting

Kristi Martinsen, FORHP
Mike McNeely, FORHP
Sarah Young, FORHP

Altering Course

Altering Course (PDF Document - 11 pages)

Engaging Subcontractors and Partners in Demonstrating Outcomes

Sally Buck, The Center

Michelle Hoffman,  Wyoming Office of Rural Health

Engaging Stakeholders

Engaging Stakeholders (PDF Document - 4 pages)

Assessing and Promoting Flex Program Impact

Kami Norland,  The Center

Caleb Murphy Siem, Critical Access Hospital Program Manager, Colorado Rural Health Center

Flex Coordinator Leadership: Beyond Grant Writing

Terry Hill, The Center

Related Resources: 

Federal Grant Writing Manual

The purpose of this manual is to help applicants prepare for and write a federal grant proposal. It covers the basics of looking at what a grant is and if the applicant is qualified and then delves deeper into the art of grant writing. It also includes information on project sustainability and how to evaluate the project.