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Government Grants

September 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Government Grants: Planning, Positioning and Proposal Writing

Presented by Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed., Heart Resources LLC

Monday, September 21, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Training Center, Room 230 at Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, Includes Free Parking
249 S. 9th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Government Grants is presented in cooperation with Pittsburgh Mercy Health System. 

This one-day intensive seminar will provide information about researching and preparing grant applications to local, state and federal government agencies with a focus on health/human services. Essential features of the new federal budget regulations and plain language guidelines will be introduced. The presenter will share her strategies for preparing your best application within a short time frame. Other common questions will be addressed, such as: projecting time and cost of preparing submissions; assessing “fit” and readiness; and utilizing a grant team. The content is suitable for professionals with previous experience in grant writing, including: nonprofit executives, program managers, development staff, grant writers and agency grant teams. If you have questions about seminar content or suitability, please call the Grants Hotline at (412) 414-2251 prior to registering.


  • Introducing OMB Uniform Guidance and Federal Plain Language Guidelines
  • Researching, Forecasting and Monitoring Grant Opportunities
  • Improving Agency Readiness through Pre-RFP Planning, Partnering, and Positioning
  • Making the “Go-No Go” Decision and Developing a Team Work Plan
  • Outlining, Writing, Editing and Reviewing the Narrative for Maximum Points
  • Incorporating Demographic, Logic Model and Gantt Charts
  • Developing and Justifying the Project Budget
  • Tips for Success: Quick Turnaround Proposals and Early Online Submissions

Information Packets include print and electronic handouts, sample awarded federal grant proposal, grant team work plan template, government proposal development checklist, and resources.

Participants in the last seminar said the best parts were: “structure and layout of information…substantial relevant experience of presenter…takeaway slides and notes – love the checklists!…the information was concise and clear, well-presented…appreciated the crisp, realistic review of issues.

Click here to Register.


Presented by Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed., Heart Resources LLC


Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, Training Center, Room 230
249 S. 9th Street
Pittsburgh, 15203 United States
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