Grantsmanship – HLTH 491

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/08/2022

Course Description

An introduction to the world of public, corporate and private foundations. Topic research, organizational communications, protocol, budget development and grant writing are emphasized skill areas.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Healthcare professionals are often employed with non-profit organizations as part of community and /or healthcare delivery systems. Since many of these employers rely to some degree upon philanthropy, the purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the “soft” money world of public and private grants and teach basic “grantsmanship” terminology and skills.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

The student will complete 2 Discussions in this course. The student will post one thread of at least 250-300 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of the assigned Module: Week. The student must then post 2 replies of at least 150-200 words each by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of the assigned Module: Week. For each thread, students must support their assertions with at least 2 scholarly citations in APA format. Each reply must incorporate at least 1 scholarly citation in APA format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include (the textbook, the Bible, journal articles, books etc.).

Investigative Report Assignment

You will investigate and report about two grant information data reservoirs: one public,, and the other private, Candid, designed to inform organizations about acquiring grant money. The report, 3–5 pages in length, is to be comprehensive in terms of who, what, where, why and how. The report is to be written in APA style with a minimum of 3 sources cited regarding the data.

Grant Project Assignments (7)

The student will complete 7 assignments for the Grant Project.

Grant Project: Proposal Introduction Assignment

Grant Project: Statement of Need Assignment

Grant Project: Project Description Assignment

Grant Project: Evaluation Plan Assignment

Grant Project: Budget Assignment

Grant Project: Cover Letter and Summary Assignment

Grant Project: Potential Funders Assignment

Each of these 7 assignments is part of a program or project idea conceived by the student. When combined together, they constitute a grant application submitted, hypothetically, to a potential foundation for funding consideration.