Grant Writing 2 day Training-Jackson

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Lowell Thomas State Office Building

225 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr

Jackson, TN 38301

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Grant Writing Training

Presented by: Victoria S. Lake, MS, PhD

Course Description:

This workshop will teach you how to research and seek grant opportunities as well as offer you hands-on work on writing grant proposals. You will learn about grant availability, what information to include in preparing your proposal, how to make your "pitch," and how to improve your agency’s probabilities of actually receiving the award.

During the first day, you will learn how to research and find federal, state, and foundation grant opportunities to match your needs, and strategies for community collaboration. You will also learn how to read request for proposals (RFPs) with an emphasis on key words and phrases.

During the second day, you will learn about the major components of a grant proposal from the problem and need statement, goals and objectives, project description to the evaluation, staffing plan, and timeline. You will get hands on experience in writing each section of a proposal, and have a review of grant budgeting. Finally, you will have a summary of the many common problems associated with the preparation of grant proposals.


Through this training participants will be able to:

  • Learn sources of Federal, state and local grant opportunities
  • Learn community strategies for grant writing
  • Learn the different components of a grant proposal and how to write accurate succinct responses
  • Learn how to complete all grant forms
  • Learn how to develop a budget
  • Become aware of common problems in grant writing

About the Presenter:

Victoria S. Lake is a third generation Jacksonian. She attended the public school system, graduating from Jackson Central Merry High School. Vicki completed her bachelors of Arts and masters of Science degrees at The University of Alabama, and did her doctoral work at Michigan State University.

She is the Director of Market Research and Community Development at West Tennessee Healthcare. In this capacity she is responsible for grant and proposal writing for all West Tennessee Healthcare affiliates, designated community public and not-for-profit agencies. Through her work, approximately $72.3 million in new grant funds have been received by rural West Tennessee agencies. She is also responsible for writing certificates of need, facility licensing, award applications, and other proposals; and conducting market, demographic, socioeconomic research.

She plays an active role in many community organizations including past board president of Youth Town of Tennessee, The STAR Center, the Jackson Arts Council, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Madison County, Jackson-Madison County Sports Hall of Fame, the Jackson Family YMCA Regional Board, and The Bank of Jackson. Vicki is currently the Chair of the Board of the West Tenn Bancorp Holding Company.

Training FAQ:

Q - How do I get my certificate?
A - ONLY names entered into eventbrite will have a certificate ready upon completion.

Q - How many Contact Hours will I get?
A - 6 contact hours per day (12 Total)

Q - Who has approved this training?
A - TDMHSAS, TCB, (NAADAC is pending)

Q - Is lunch Provided?
A - Yes, it's included in the price of the training

Q - What should I bring?
A - Bring sweater, shawl or a jacket

Q - Are there handouts available?
A - Will be given out at the training

Q - Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
A - It is helpful for check-in, but we can check you in without it.

NAADAC Accreditation:

This course has been approved by TAADAS, as a NAADAC approved Education Provider, for educational credits.

NAADAC Counselor Skill Groups Trageted:

Professional Development

NAADAC Provider #91749,TAADAS, is responsible for all aspects of their programming.


Refunds will be issued through Eventbrite to anyone requesting a refund prior to the training. Anyone requesting a refund after the training will be issued a credit to be used for another training.

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