Law Enforcement Grant Writing 101

Previous cohort of Law Enforcement Grant Writing 101 Participants.

Course dates and registration information

Course DateTime (EST)Location
February 6-7, 20230800 x 1600Live via zoom
March 13-14, 20230800 x 1600Live via zoom
March 16-17, 20230800 x 1500Pilot Point, Texas
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Course description

Could a grant for equipment, personnel, or training help to make your budget ends meet? Do you want to apply for the millions in law enforcement grants offered each year, but are unsure where to start? Start your grant writing journey with Police Grant Writing’s introductory course on law enforcement grant writing. In this two-day course we will walk you through each aspect of the grant writing process, from the planning phase, data collection and analysis phase, writing phase, review phase, and finally, what to do when you have received a grant award. Our experienced instructor will reveal what it is like to be a federal grant reviewer to help you understand how to tailor your application to a request for proposals, and tips and tricks to improve your application and make it stand out.


Evan T. Sorg, Ph.D.

Evan is a former New York City Police Officer and Grant Reviewer for the Department of Homeland Security, owner of Police Grant Writing, and an Associate Professor of Law and Justice Studies at Rowan University where he teaches courses on policing, grant writing, crime analysis, and crime mapping. Read his full bio here.


Regular Registration $449/participant
Groups of 5 or more participants$399/participant
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Day 1

TopicStart TimeEnd TimeSkills/Knowledge Learned
Introductions08000900Get to know the instructor and your peers
Grant Writing Terminology09001000Learn common language used in grant solicitations and in grant writing
Morning Break10001030
Funding Agencies10301100Learn the difference between state, federal, and private grantors and how they differ
Funding for Law Enforcement Grants11001200Learn about potential federal, state, and private grantors and where to find grant announcements
Registering requirements for federal and state grants13001345Learn about grant portals, eligibility, assurances and disclosures
Afternoon Break13451400
Grant proposal identification and initial research14001500Example proposal evaluation and initial research checklist covered
Understanding Grant Scoring15001600Examine how your application will be scored to tailor application construction

Day 2

TopicStart TimeEnd TimeSkills/Knowledge Learned
Dissecting a Proposal08001000Construct a table with individual grant requirements/questions, how you will respond, and data to support your response
Morning Break10001015
Reviewing the literature10151045Learn to conduct a literature review on the topic and past awards for the topic
Writing Skill Check10451200Grant writing: tips, tricks, and good and bad examples
Compelling Grant Narratives12001300Grant narratives: Tips, tricks, and good and bad examples
Budgeting13001400Budgeting, costs, estimates and quotes, overestimating cost and underestimating cost
Evaluation plans14001500Understanding data collection, evaluation and reporting requirements. Creating data collection instruments
Pulling it all together15001600Submission day: timing, reviewing, triple checking, and overall summary. Q&A.
Note: This schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor