Now Accepting Applications for Five-Day Federal Grants Training

​The Scranton Area Community Foundation’s Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence is now accepting applications for our latest capacity building and training program:

“Competing for Federal Grants”

Provided by nationally-recognized training organization, The Grantsmanship Center

During this five-day, hands-on training program, attendees will:

– Find federal grants opportunities that match your organization’s mission and priorities
– Examine recent application guidelines and funded proposals to see what works, what doesn’t, and why
– Develop a work-plan for proposal development and write key proposal sections
– Write and review concept papers
– Learn to get a head start on competitions before the funding guidelines are released

Dates: Monday, May 7th through Friday, May 11th
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Hilton Scranton and Conference Center
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided
This training is being offered free-of-charge

Additionally, as a graduate of Competing for Federal Grants, attendees will receive the Grantsmanship Center’s Full Alumni Membership for 12 months, which includes, among other benefits, the ability to have proposals reviewed by one of their trainers, as well as access to find funders through GrantDomain, their database of foundation, corporate, and federal grantmakers.

The training is recommended for executive directors, board members, development staff, and grant writers of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, especially those with experience in grant-writing. Only twenty-five (25) individuals will be accepted into this program, so only one individual per organization will be able to attend. Those accepted to the program MUST commit to attending all five sessions of the training.

PLEASE NOTE: This course which usually costs $1,395 per person is being offered free of charge to nonprofit organizations in our community. However, since it is a five-day commitment and there are a maximum of 25 seats, we will be requesting a $300 check deposit which will only be cashed in the event you do not attend all five classes. This check will be returned at the last session on Friday, provided the individual has successfully attended all sessions.


A special thank you to Moses Taylor Foundation and Scranton Area Community Foundation for providing the financial support to make this capacity building initiative for community nonprofits a reality!

We hope to see you at this wonderful training opportunity!