JumpStart is pleased to partner with Dr. Brandi Rae Hicks of SERVE-U to offer a free deep dive into business grant writing for growing businesses and non-profits.


This series provides growth-stage small business owners with:

  • A clear understanding of the grant application process covering procurement, reading grant documents, program development, writing and peer reviews
  • Enhanced writing skills for beginner grant writers and those who desire to learn how to write winning proposals
  • An assessment of funding needs and priorities, and help identifying the rationale for addressing them
  • Enhanced organizational capability to structure grant proposals by developing strategies, aligning internal resources and implementing the project plan in accordance with grant guidelines
  • A complete sample grant application to use as a template for future grant proposals


The program outline is as follows:

  • Week 1: Introduction to Business Grant Writing
  • Week 2: Identifying Grant Opportunities
  • Week 3: Responding to the 10 Frequently-Asked Grant Questions (Part 1)
  • Week 4: Responding to the 10 Frequently-Asked Grant Questions (Part 2)
  • Week 5 : The Grant Budget
  • Week 6: Finding Grant Partners
  • Week 7: Conducting a Peer Review Panel
  • Week 8: The Grant Application Package


Deep Dive Workshops are ideal for businesses generating over $75,000 in annual revenue and whose owners are interested in and dedicated to building their social media presence. Current JumpStart clients that are pre-revenue with a tech solution ready to launch are also encouraged to apply. Spots are limited; applicants will be contacted via email.

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Grant Writing & Grant Finding Workshop Application

Applications for this workshop are closed. Please check back soon for future availability.