1804 – Grant Writing

Beginner / 1-hour Lecture


Faculty: Sue Grosse, MS


COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Anyone can write a grant. This session is geared to the beginning grant writer.  Learn how to seek out grant information, and develop proposals in response to RFPs (Request for Proposal). Gain hints on writing to the specific requirements and interests of granting organizations. Increase comfort with budget development. Become familiar with the grant review process. Think out of your comfort zone and discover grant writing!



1)  Describe the value of grant writing to aquatic programming.

2)  Locate RFPs.

3)  List 6 ways aquatics can be written into community programming grants in health and social services.

4)  Describe the differences between private and public funding.

5)  List sections of a formal grant proposal.

6)  Write descriptions addressing specifics of the RFP.

7)  Write a budget to accompany a grant proposal.

8)  Describe the grant review process.


FACULTY:  Susan J. Grosse, MS, currently president of Aquatic Consulting & Education Resources, has over 40 years experience in aquatics as a teacher, as well as in a variety of leadership roles at the local, national, and international levels. She is past president of the American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness and past chair of the Aquatic Council of AAHPERD. Her publications include work in adapted aquatics, lifeguarding, instructional swim, water exercise, posttraumatic stress disorder, crisis management, contagion, and program administration. She received the ATRI Tsumani Spirit Award in 2006 and the International Swimming Hall of Fame John K. Williams Award in 2009.