HLTH 553 Grant Acquisition and Management

This course acquaints students with the “soft” money world of private and public grants, promotes the development of grant writing skills and identifies the practical issues of managing a grant once acquired.

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

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Many employers, especially those in public health and healthcare delivery systems, rely to some degree upon philanthropy. The purpose of this course is to teach basic “grantmanship” terminology and skills as well as organizational grant management principles.


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)

There are 2 graded Discussions throughout the course. Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will post a thread in the assigned Module: Week discussion topic and then reply to at least 2 classmates’ threads in the same Module: Week. (CLOs: A, E, F, G, H)

Investigative Essay Assignment

The student will investigate 2 grant information data reservoirs: Grants.gov and the Candid Foundation Center, one public and the other private, designed to inform organizations about acquiring grant money. The student will then write a 3–5-page report with citations. (CLOs: B, H)

Grant Proposal Assignments (7)

The student will write a grant proposal for an actual or fictitious non-profit organization. The proposal is broken into 8 manageable items. The instructions for each item are provided in the assigned Module: Week. (CLOs: A, B, C, D, H)

  • Topic
  • Statement of Need
  • Program Description
  • Evaluation Plan
  • Program Budget
  • Potential Funders
  • Cover Letter and Executive Summary

Case Study Assignments (2)

The student will develop two papers based on two grant management case studies and will have the opportunity to display personal ethics and the ability to write professionally. (CLOs: A, E, F, G, H)

Quiz: Grant Management

This quiz consists of 10 true/false questions. (CLOs: B, C, E, F)


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