Course Description
This course is will provide the student with an understanding of the purposes of government agencies and foundations in issuing grants to support programs within the juvenile justice area. It will also provide guidance in how to respond to grant program announcements, beginning with the decision-making process whether or not to submit an application, through using a final checklist before submitting an application. The course will be useful in developing grant applications in response to grant program announcements as well as unsolicited grant applications.  The course will help you identify primary funding sources and types of grants using the Internet, including the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), other Office of Justice Assistance offices, state criminal justice granting agencies, and agencies outside of the Department of Justice.  Finally, the course provides some useful tips in allocating pages to a topic area when there is a page limit for applications and dealing with performance measure, which are included in more and more federal grant programs.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define the purposes and types of grant programs..
  2. Analyze a program announcement prior to making the decision to develop an application.
  3. Use the Internet to Identify sources of grant programs and track grant program announcements on a regular basis.
  4. Identify the relationship between the budgeting and planning process.
  5. Better identify those areas which are critical to the purposes of the government agency or foundation funding the grant program.
  6. Understand the importance of and how to address performance measures when writing a grant application.
  7. Use a final check list after writing the application and before its submission to ensure that the application receives full consideration.