UMaine Hutchinson Center offers online Grant Writing certificate program

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 12:45pm

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Belfast  Maine  04915
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Belfast, Maine — Registration is open for an online Grant Writing certificate program with Jack Smith through the Hutchinson Center’s professional development program. The program runs May 18-22. More information is available on the Hutchinson Center website.

Grant Writing course instructor Jack Smith, M.P.A., has taught over 1,500 grant writing programs, including seven at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. He currently teaches grant writing certificate programs at the University of Southern Maine, Emory University, University of Georgia and Austin Center for Nonprofit Studies. The five-day grant writing course is offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with breaks throughout the day. Participants will earn a UMaine certificate in grant writing, and 3.0 CEUs/30 contact hours are available. At this time, this is the only Grant Writing Certificate Program that will be offered at the Hutchinson Center in 2020. The cost of the program is $650 and need-based scholarships are available.

Given the economic implications of COVID-19, grant writing is poised to become an even more valuable skill for businesses, organizations, municipalities and individuals. Participants in this intensive program will produce a well-vetted grant proposal. Smith will guide participants step-by-step through the development of a proposal, identifying and evaluating the most appropriate funding sources, researching a problem, and supplying the documentation and statistics necessary for supporting a successful grant proposal.

This course is the first of two online professional development programs to be offered by the Hutchinson Center. Those participating in these courses will need access to reliable internet. Both courses will be taught synchronously. In-person professional development programs will be available when the UMaine campuses reopen. In the meantime, the Hutchinson Center hopes to offer more online professional development programs on a regular basis.


For information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Michelle Patten,; 207.338.8002. For more information about upcoming professional development programs, to register online or apply for a need-based scholarship, go online