Funded! Essentials of Grant Writing for the Human Services: Core Skills

By Richard Hoefer

Developed in collaboration with social worker Richard Hoefer, this course equips participants with the knowledge and skillsets they need to apply for grants and funding within the helping professions. Part I introduces social workers to core skills related to grant writing.

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  • Self-Paced
  • 3 Credits
  • Timely Material
  • Expert Faculty

About the Course

After taking this course, you will be able to:


  • Write a compelling needs statement explaining the situation that needs to be changed in a way responsive to a funding opportunity’s requirements.
  • Develop or find an existing program that has evidence for its efficacy for the intended population and situation according to the funding opportunity’s requirements.
  • Design a program evaluation suited to grant requirements.
  • Draft a budget application to the selected program and the funding opportunity, staying within the financial limitations of the grant opportunity.

You will earn 3 credits by completing this course.


Please note: Accreditation not available in New York, New Jersey, or West Virginia.


Richard Hoefer, Ph.D. is Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). He publishes frequently regarding social work leadership, nonprofit administration, advocacy, social policy, grant writing, and program evaluation. Dr. Hoefer is a consultant in private practice, helping nonprofit organizations become more effective and efficient as they achieve their missions. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the Association for Research on Nonprofit and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), and the American Evaluation Association (AEA). Dr. Hoefer is the founding and long-time editor of several academic journals, including the Journal of Policy Practice and Research.