January 28, 2022
Kim Hawkes
(850) 556-9799

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.Volunteer Florida, the agency responsible for administering national service funding in the State of Florida, is proud to offer a virtual Grant Writing Certification Program for Florida’s nonprofit organizations February 14 through March 23, 2022.  This no-cost, six-week training is open to all nonprofit organizations in Florida and recommended for grant seekers, program directors, as well as executive and board directors. The deadline to register for this training is Friday, February 11 at 5:00PM EST. Volunteer Florida is offering a six-week, 11-course Grant Writing Certification Program to better prepare Florida nonprofit organizations for the grant application process and increase their likelihood of selection for grant funding. Participants will engage in weekly informational and workshop sessions that will cover topics ranging from understanding grant criteria to learning best practices from previously successful grant applicants. “Volunteer Florida is committed to helping Florida’s nonprofits access the resources they need to make the greatest impact possible,” said Volunteer Florida CEO Corey Simon. “We want to prepare them, especially if they’re applying for one of Volunteer Florida’s many funding opportunities, so we can better support their mission to serve Florida’s communities to the fullest.” Participants who complete the entire 11-course training and submit sample grant materials are eligible to receive a certificate of completion and written feedback. Additionally, Volunteer Florida will award preferential points on an upcoming grant application for any organization that completes the 11-course training. Grant Writing Certification Program ScheduleAll Sessions 1:00PM – 2:30PM ESTWeek 1 – Grant Preparation; Monday, February 14 and Wednesday, February 16Topics will include researching available grants and assembling a grant writing team.Week 2 – Logic Models; Tuesday, February 22 and Wednesday, February 23Topics will include logic models and creating an evaluation plan.Week 3 – Writing Proposals; Monday, February 28 and Wednesday, March 2Topics will include understanding grant criteria and compiling proposals.Week 4 – Budgets; Monday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 9Topics will include budget terminology and grant application platforms, such as eGrants.Week 5 – Best Practices Panel; Monday, March 14Expert panelists will share best practices for successful grant applications.Week 6 – Grant Year Overview; Monday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 23Topics will include reporting and grant year deliverables. Presenting the training is Marie Gress, CEO of Kovir, LLC, which provides grant strategy services to increase the capacity of smaller nonprofits with limited resources. To register for this training, please click here.The deadline to register is 5PM EST on Friday, February 11, 2022. To learn more about Volunteer Florida’s Grant Writing Certification Program, please click here.


About Volunteer FloridaIn 1994, Volunteer Florida was established in Florida Statutes to manage national service programs, such as AmeriCorps, and advocate for volunteerism throughout the Sunshine State. Since then, Volunteer Florida has evolved to serve as the state’s lead agency for mobilizing volunteers and coordinating donations before, during and after disasters, including managing the Florida Disaster Fund. After 25 years, Volunteer Florida remains committed to promoting volunteerism in Florida, and recently launched the state’s official volunteer opportunities platform, Volunteer Connect. Through our work, Volunteer Florida delivers high-impact volunteer programs and opportunities that engage Floridians, transform communities and make the state a better place to live. For more information, please visit