UNLV Grant Academy

UNLV Division of Educational Outreach and the UNLV School of Environmental and Public Affairs have partnered to offer a Grant Writing Certificate. Students in the program will gain skills in identifying relevant grant opportunities, writing strong proposals, utilizing available data sources to make a convincing case for support, tracking program outcomes, and managing reports to funders. By learning best practices in organization and program management, proposal preparation, and funder relationship management with various federal, local, and philanthropic funding sources, students will learn to discern what distinguishes a winning grant proposal from an unsuccessful one. Curriculum will guide you through the full life cycle of a grant, enabling you to understand the policies and practices that enable organizations to produce winning applications, and maintain positive and sustainable relationships with funders through successful grant program oversight and administration. 

This program is recommended for students who are currently working, or have previous experience working, for a nonprofit, governmental, or educational organization in a role that includes knowledge of fiscal activities, program development, and/or implementation.

Program Requirements:

To earn the UNLV Grant Academy Certificate you must register for the certificate application course GR9999 and successfully complete five core courses in the order listed below.
  • Identifying Funding Sources
  • Building a Grant Ready Organization
  • Proposal Writing I
  • Proposal Writing II
  • Grants Management

Courses may be taken individually to enhance your skill set.

Learning Outcomes: 
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