Grant Writing Training

November 19, 2020

The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) hosted a general grant writing training free of charge on October 29, 2020, for organizations interested in responding to MDHS solicitations. For interested organizations that were unable to attend either in-person or virtual on that date, MDHS archived the training, and has subsequently provided the training through Zoom November 5 and 12. MDHS is offering this training opportunity one more time via Zoom on November 19, 2020.

To register for the November 19, 2020 training (8:30 AM – 12:00 PM) via Zoom, please complete the SmartForm via the link provided below. A SmartForm will need to be completed per participant, not per company. Please register by clicking the below SmartForm link:

Upon opening the SmartForm link, please complete all fields located on the SmartForm. MDHS encourages participants to click the “Send me a copy of my responses” box. Then click “Submit” which will deliver the Registration Form to MDHS. After clicking “Submit,” the participant will receive an email receipt confirming delivery. An additional e-mail will be sent to all successful registered individuals with the Zoom link and instructions for Zoom.

Registration deadline for the November 19, 2020 Grant Writing Training 2020-19 is November 18, 2020 at 4:30 PM.

If you have any issues with Zoom, please send an email to with your name and telephone number and someone will contact you as soon as possible to assist. Please use the following as the subject of the e-mail: Zoom Assistance for Grant Writing Training 2020-19.


8:30 – 8:45: Welcome and Introduction

8:45 – 9:30: Proposal Preliminaries: The Essentials to Building a Good Team and a Good Proposal

9:30 – 10:00: The Seven Basic Elements of a Strong Grant Proposal

10:00 – 10:15: Break

10:15 – 11:00: Writing a Strong Proposal: Out-Imagining the Reviewers and Structuring Your Proposal

11:00 – 11:30: Finalizing the Proposal for Submission: Be Sure to Attend to all the Details