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Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson

Course in Grant Writing Basics To Begin on Oct. 3.

August 03, 2019 11:40 AM | Barbara Cervoni (Administrator)

GPLH Board Member Alison Paul will be teaching Grant Writing Basics this fall, in Valhalla, NY, through the Continuing Education Department of Westchester Community College.

The class covers the basics of how to write a strong grant proposal, with a close look at each section, especially needs, writing realistic measurable objectives, and evaluation. The curriculum covers core components of a strong proposal, letters of inquiry, letter proposals, and online grant applications.  The program includes how to find grants to apply for, do’s and don’ts, how to launch a grant writing career, and more. The culminating activity is putting on a "grant reviewer hat" and evaluating proposals written by peers.

The class will meet from 6-9 pm on four Thursdays this October: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17 and 10/24.  There will be a short dinner break mid-way - no starving grant writers allowed!

Details can be found in the fall 2019 WCC Workforce Development & Community Education catalogue. The course title is Grant Writing Basics, CE-GRANT 2000. It is listed in the catalog on page 5, under Careers in Business.


  • Phone: Registering by phone is the easiest method. Call 914-606-6830, then press 1.
  • Online: Find the course at  www.sunywcc.edu/My/WCC. You will need to create an account.

 For more info, contact Alison Paul at apaulconsultant@gmail.com.

About the Instructor: Alison Paul is a fundraising consultant and freelance grant writer who has written grants for the arts, advocacy, children, the environment, human services, social justice, and other causes.  She assists clients with grant writing, prospect research, assessing grant readiness, editing, and creating fundraising plans and cases of support.  She was a grant writer for 10 years at the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns, raising over $12 million. As Executive Director of the Pelham Art Center she was involved in all aspects of fundraising and management. She worked previously as Director of Education at the South Street Seaport Museum and The Hudson River Museum.  

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