ROI’s Grant Writing Fellowship helps Uplands communities and organizations secure grant funding from various local, regional, state, and federal sources.

This initiative supports grant writers pursuing projects and programs that improve the quality of life for Uplands residents across a variety of community needs. In this year-long program, fellows learn from experts how to effectively develop compelling grant applications, including gathering data, developing budgets, improving your message, finding funding opportunities, and much more.

Fellows selected for this program:

  • learn to identify grant opportunities that are ideal for their community or organization
  • develop skills in writing proposals in accordance with grant guidelines 
  • explore ways to tell your community’s unique story
  • discover how to develop partnerships with other community stakeholders 
  • develop detailed budgets
  • identify metrics that can show community impact 
  • determine how to best visualize and present impact data 
  • learn about long-term program sustainability and managing grants to a successful conclusion 

Fellows also receive continuing professional development on a variety of related topics, connections to a network of peers, and information on available opportunities. Sessions include a “spotlight” on a granting agency in or around Indiana, including the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), Indiana Arts Commission, and other funders.

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