Registration is open for a five-week professional development program, Grant Writing Essentials, through the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. The fee for the instructor-led online program is $895. Need-based scholarships are available. Sessions are held from 9 a.m. to noon on five consecutive Fridays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5.
This program is designed to benefit people across the spectrum of grant writing, including those new to the genre, those in the process of writing grants, and successful grant writers looking to hone their skills and acquire new knowledge.
This interactive and dynamic program, delivered synchronously via live Zoom sessions, will teach the basics of grant review from start to finish. Participants will learn how to prepare their organization to apply for grants, where to find funders and funding opportunities, how to write the components of a grant, and how to submit a successful application with all the information funders want to see.
Instructor Elizabeth Haffey is a Maine-based professional grant writer. Through her company, E. Haffey Grant Consulting, she helps clients develop and write proposals, researches opportunities, and trains staff and volunteers to apply for grants. Haffey holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Southern Maine.
Participants will receive a Grant Writing Level 1 and 2 badge and a certificate of completion. For those interested in continuing education credits, 3 CEUs and 30 contact hours are available.
For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Abby Spooner, [email protected]; 207.338.8000. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for individuals who live or work in Knox or Waldo County. For more information on upcoming professional development programs, scholarships, or registration, go to on line.