UMaine Hutchinson offers week-long certificate program in grant writing

Sep 13, 2017
Jack Smith

Belfast — A grant writing certificate program will be offered the week of Oct. 2-6 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. Nonprofit leaders, executive directors, municipal officials, board members and others interested in creating high-quality grant proposals for their organizations are invited to register.

The program runs Monday through Friday with breakfast, refreshments and lunch provided each day. Program cost is $1080 and need-based scholarships are available.

Course instructor Jack Smith, MPA, has a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Maine and over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit and public sector. He has taught over 1,500 grant writing programs in his career, and currently teaches grant writing certificate programs at the Hutchinson Center, University of Southern Maine, Emory University, University of Georgia and Austin Center for Nonprofit Studies.

The grant writing program provides an intensive opportunity to acquire the knowledge and practice the skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive grant writing environment. Participants will proceed step-by-step through  development of a proposal, identifying and evaluating the most appropriate funding sources, researching a problem, and supplying the documentation and statistics necessary for supporting a successful grant proposal.

Participants will earn a University of Maine Certificate in Grant Writing; 3.0 CEUs/30 contact hours are also available. For more information or to register, visit

For more information or to request an accommodation, contact Diana McSorley, 338-8093 or



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